I don't know about you but this past week was somewhat trying for me. No matter what I started, my craft projects just didn't want to come together. Ever have those type of days? Well, I was having one of those weeks! The result was a great learning experience.
Because I've been working in my homemade art journals, I've not had a chance to work in my Dylusions Art Journal. With no clear idea of theme or even color palette, I grabbed my Dylusions Ink Sprays and Inksessential Mini Mister and just started. And didn't like it. I could have gesso'd over the pages but instead I decided to just use this art journal spread as a means to play with the new goodies from eP.
I added random spots of paint using Prima's Donna Downey 12x12 Chevron Grunge Art Stencil. . Next I added the Bert and Flossie silhouette stencils using Claudine Hellmuth paints. I mixed some Blank Canvas paint with Gesso to get a gray color I liked for Bert.
Then I got an idea. What if I used Pan Pastels with stencils instead of ink sprays! Why not, this spread was after all a 'learning experiement'.
I layered the Bert stencil with the Flossie stencil then added TCW Mini Cursive Alpha stencil on top of all of that:
I also used Pan Pastels along the edges with Dylusions Number Stencil.
Pan Pastels work with stencils. The only thing to remember, is to apply fixative (I used hair spray) or the chalk will rub off as you can see in the picture above. I outlined Flossie with the white Faber-Castell Gelato and was rubbing some of the chalk off before I realized it.
I hope this inspired you to step outside your comfort zone, to create just for the "what if", you never know what you might discover.