After spending hours in my basement workshop trying to produce a journal page and failing big time I was getting a bit frustrated. I knew what I wanted to do and I knew I wanted to use this Andy Skinner stencil called Hippy Chick as I like to use silhouette figures in my pages.
On my desk I'd also got my sheets of clean-off papers which I do keep for other projects. These are sheets from an A5 pad which I spray on or clean off stencils on and they themselves can become pieces of art work.
I cut one down to fit my journal and glued it in.
I used a watercolour pencil to simply draw inside the stencil three times.
With a water brush I activated the pigment in the pencil and drew the paint in.
I could then write inside the shapes with my Micron pen. I wrote quickly and without taking the pen off the page so it isn't immediately legible but I know what was in my head at the time. The stars on the stencil I used the pen to draw inside too.
A few extra's like the letter stickers from the Finnley collection of papers and the Glitz washi tape along the bottom and it's finished.
Try using a stencil simply without paint or ink and you might be surprised.