*Also published on TallyScrapper.com.
This Prompt comes to you from Glenda Tkalac!!
I didn’t have to think for long about what word I wanted to prompt you all with because it’s been a word that I have clung to for quite a few years. The word is “hope”.
In the dictionary one of the definitions of hope is defined as:
The general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; “in spite of her troubles she never gave up hope”.
I love that word because without hope we become hopeless. Sometimes hope has gotten me through some very tough times and if I would have lost it (hope) I would have come undone. At times it was a life preserver that kept me afloat. So in honor of this amazing word I created 2 journal pages using a stencil that you can also make yourself!
TECHNIQUE TO TRY:
I looovveee stencils and masks. You can buy a package of 3 – 8 x 10 blank stencils which I found at Walmart for under $4. Also make sure you have a nice sharp kraft knife.
Here is the stencil I dowloaded for free
and I placed a blank stencil on top of it and traced it with an American Crafts Slick Writer (you will need a marker that is permanent so it dries super fast and doesn’t smudge)
Now you want to carefully cut the image out of the blank stencil using your kraft knife and make sure you have something under your work space so you don’t mark up your desk!
When you are done cutting you will have both a positive and a negative image and I will show you how I used both. There will be a little piece from in between the birds legs and the branch that you won’t want to lose for when you use the negative image. I just tape the little piece to the big stencil.
Using the positive stencil image of the birds I traced them onto some sheet music and then cut it out.
Here are just a couple pictures of my page in progress using various other stencils, Glimmer Mists, liquid watercolors, paint, Golden light moulding paste, stamps, gaffer tape, etc..
I love seeing how a page progresses from start to finish!! Here is my other page that I made using the negative stencil of the birds. I placed it onto my page and then used blue Glimmer Mist to spray inside of the stencil and the journaled with a white Sharpie.
Since I am also a scrapper (not a fighter like some people think when my husband tells them that’s what I do! haha) I love using patterned paper, stamps, die cuts, gaffer tape, ribbons, overlays, anything and everything goes! Don’t be afraid to use whatever you want on your pages because that’s the fun part! So run out and get some blank stencils and let me see your imagination run free!
Thank you to Rachel for giving me the honor of guesting here and I am so looking forward to playing along with you all this year and being a part of this again. I can hardly wait to see your pages everyone!
All images and content on this blog is copyright to Rachel Whetzel unless otherwise specified. Please give credit when sharing your art that is inspired here! Thank you so much!! Images and content in this post are copyright Glenda Tkalac.