Monday, July 20, 2009

Inspired & my Large Visual Journal.

Good morning! I have been overwhelmed by the traffic and comments to the blog since joining Seth Apter's Buried Treasure on The Altered Page . "Thank you!" does not do justice to how much I appreciate your kind words. You can click on any photo for a larger view of it.

This page uses one of my favorite wall stencils above Afro Girl's head and some lace cut number scrapbook paper, Afrom Girl is from Stencil 1 book.

This page uses dragon from Stencil Me In and wrestler from Stencil 1, a Tim Holtz mask on the top. I tend to do pages in twos, I am going to bind these loose ones in a book.

I have large 11" X 14 1/2 " Journal I have been using as a visual journal. It has been so fun to just spray right on it! At first I was first a bit hesitant but I just jumped in and it is working out to be great!
These pages use a lace plastic placemat on the left and stencils from Stencil Me In book.

This page uses bug stencils from Ginny's Small Studio and a stencil from Stencil 1 book, punchella. Everything has been oversprayed with Glimmer mist in copper. I love how it came out all grungy and aged.

The inside cover, with punchella and stencils from Stencil Me In & Stencil 1 books, Heidi Swapp masks.
This page is only a spray painted background. All of my pages start out like this before I spray on them. Have a great day and go make a mess and make some art today!


Unknown said...

These are great!

Shelly Hickox said...

LOVE all of your stencil work - makes me want to pull out my acetate and xacto knife and get busy!

I'm so glad I found your blog thru the ATT group. :)

.Trudi Sissons said...

Wow - are these ever beautiful! I had to leave a comment right away but back I go to look at more of your work. Thanks for visiting my blog too!

Unknown said...


Jo Reimer said...

Good work, Brian. I like the idea of doing the spray stencils in a bound book. Makes me want to try it, too.

Anonymous said...

I stopped over via Seth's stuff you have here!

Seth said...

Great pages Brian!! The combination of the colors and the stencils is fantastic.

Unknown said...

Good Morning Brian, I very much would like to send to you the original images used in my tag swap. I am not a Keeper of Things. I much prefer to send things along where they might inspire the creativity of someone else. I will also send along paper and my leftover flocked flowers. You won't have to make 20 more tags to have one yourself! Elizabeth You can e-mail me your address at