I’ve mentioned Wilna’s Art Class workshop at 2ps before and I’m thoroughly having fun with each lesson – trying out her techniques and ideas. The first experiment was using stencils and at first I was wondering if I could apply the ideas at all… because I don’t really have stencils and don’t use them much.

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However, I loved the idea of simply cutting out any shape and backing it with patterned paper. It’s been done before, but I never thought I could do it with simple shapes like a big heart. No need to own a silhouette or such… simple, but fun! I created a layout to showcase a smaller photo, so the big heart is really a focal point for the page.

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Then I dug through my stash and found some tiny little bits of paper that could be used as a stencil. So with some simply gesso, I created a snowflake texture for the background of this page. It’s a simple touch that really brings so much beautiful texture to the background.

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I’m realizing there’s a lot that can be done with stencils. I used to shy away wondering why a stencil would be useful, because it’s the same shape over and over again. But with all the variations possible, it’s really not limiting at all.

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I’m slowly expanding out of my comfort zone and learning more for sure. That’s my scrapbooking for the weekend and I’m glad to be taking¬†Wilna’s Art Class¬†– just so much inspiration and fun!

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