I'm happy to have another opportunity in this BLOG HOP to preview a fun Crafter's Workshop stencil designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.
Again, the design of the 12"x 12" LEAF GRID stencil was screaming to me to become ANOTHER mini-journal!! This time an accordion book.
I love books! And i tend to "think outside the box" when making my little inspirational lettering journals and books. Using the square leaf edged boxes of the stencil made for perfect lettering space.
This is a great example of the colorful pages we'll be making in my
starting June 11th. Bright, bold, vibrant, delicious color and art.
To make this mini accordion journal, I started with some sheets of smooth bristol paper and my spray inks, making assorted color combinations with the stencil.
For the panels and pages, i cut 5 strips out of the stencil design keeping the leaf pattern on all four sides of the panels….
Bold white lettering on the cover and inside pages was created with a correction pen. I also cut out one of the "leaf sprigs" and glued it on the left edge adding a 3-D element.
The fine white lettering was done with the Uniball Signo UM-153, my favorite.
After all the lettering is done, i folded each one of the leaf squares back and forth, in an accordion pattern. The stenciled squares became the pages!
Have fun with your stencils and thinking "outside the art box"!
Oh! And come back to my blog tomorrow for BIG NEWS #2.
HOP ON OVER to see what my other art friends have created with this stencil:
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer