Thursday, October 23, 2014

Creating with unconventional materials

For an art journal maker like I am, it's great to have all the materials you need to create at your finger. But that's not always the case, because where I live, they are hard to find.

Only in the past few months I have come to discover several online stores with art supplies that I can actually use for art journaling. Of course, I had paints and colored pencils, watercolor pencils, oil and soft pastels, etc., but so little few stamps and stencils! And when i did find some interesting stamps in physic stores, they were sooo expensive that I wonder if somebody ever buys them! Not to mention the ink pads!

Even worse when it comes to stencils. I could barely manage to find 2 or 3 a year ago at a local store when I was looking for something totally different. I'm glad that I can now say that stencils are very much getting on the shelves and many of them can serve perfect for creating art journal pages! 

But even if I have about 20 stencils or so, I always want more. And I found this sink plastic protection when I was just "browsing" a dollar store shelf. I thought I would be a great stencil and I was right! Look at the result:

Gorgeous, isn/t it?


  1. I think stencils and stamps can be addicting! :) lol! I buy one or two and then i want MORE! Love your journal. The colors are wonderful! Hugs! deb

  2. Yes, they are very addictive! I just ordered a bunch of them the other day and had them all delivered next day! Thank you so much for stopping by, Deb!

  3. I love how the sink protector worked as a stencil! I love anything that makes circles on my art journal favorite shape, I guess. Thanks for sharing your unconventional painting tool!


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