I recently pulled out a beautiful set of colored pencils that I may have been saving for a “special occasion”. I decided that being alive today is reason enough to use my “good supplies”, so out from the bottom of the shelf they came.
Choose a stencil design that intrigues you, and that you’d like to trace.
Trace the stencil in your journal, using a mechanical pencil. Note: you don’t have to trace the entire design. Give yourself the freedom to pick and choose.
Remove the stencil from your page, and begin coloring in the shapes of the design with colored pencils.
Use your own imagination and library of symbols to add designs around the square shape of the traced stencil.
Continue to work back and forth, filling in the stencil design, as well as your own hand-drawn imagery.
Here’s a closer look at the inside of the stencil design.
Snap a photo and notice if there are any areas you’d like to develop further. Add your finishing touches and call it done!
I hope this post inspires you to use your “good supplies”, knowing that now is as good of a time as any. May it be so!
Blessings and Gratitude,
Briana of OrangeSpiralArts.com
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