Hope, Faith, Grace-Words + Art with Briana

Hello Creative Ones,

I was recently reminded about how much I love the combination of words with art.

I am sharing a quick tutorial of how you can create a painted background, and then add the Virtues Words Pocket Stencils by Artistcellar on top.


  • Watercolor
  • Gouache
  • Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint
  • 140 lb. watercolor paper
  • Small round brush
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Water
  • Rag

Step 1:

Paint six loose rectangles on 9 x 12 inch watercolor paper.

Let dry.

Step 2:

Choose a rectangle and three of the Pocket Stencils by artistcellar.

Step 3:

Use a ballpoint pen to trace the word stencils.

Step 4:

Using Dina Wakley heavy body paint, or another acrylic paint and round brush, paint around the letters you traced.

Step 5:

Add any design details around your words.

Step 6 (Optional):

Cut out your card and give it as a gift to someone who could use some uplifting or encouraging words.

I hope that you enjoy painting your stripes, tracing your word stencils, and making art + words art for someone! (That someone could be you! These would make wonderful journaling cards, too.)

Many Blessings to You,

Briana of OrangeSpiralArts.com

Lisa Cousineau
Lisa Cousineau


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