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The Easy Way to Get Movement into Your Pages with a Stencil


This is not a major feat of engineering in my art journal…it can’t be since there was no measuring involved!  But it sure is fun to flip those birds back and forth in an interactive art journal page!  They’re double sided and I am having a blast flipping the birds from side to side…

The birds are stenciled on both sides – and it was so easy to do with a stencil!  Why did I not think of this sooner?  If I had thought about this back in my scrapbooking days when the kids were younger, there would have been so many many interactive pages!

Check out the video to see how easy it is to do this! And no fancy measuring required!

Watch Using a Stencil to Easily Make an Interactive Art Journal on YouTube.


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Sharing with my friends at Paint Party Friday, Creative Every Day, and Art Journal Every Day and Inspire Me Monday.  

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  • corrine May 8, 2014, 7:05 am

    Sweet tweets! xox

  • Judy Shea May 8, 2014, 12:46 pm

    This was fantastic, Carolyn!!! Love you you made the birds move back and forth and to stencil the other side… GREAT!!!.. Oh and the hills???? Fantoostic!

  • Janet May 8, 2014, 1:35 pm

    Love this!!!!!

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  • Jo Murray May 8, 2014, 3:41 pm

    That’s fabulous Carolyn….must try it…

  • Nancy Sapp May 8, 2014, 6:22 pm

    Carolyn – I wanted to say I LOVE all your videos! You make them so interesting & FUN! I also heart all your “Whoops!” projects. Keep on making more videos.
    Grandma Nancy

  • susan reiser May 8, 2014, 6:28 pm

    My favorite one yet and I love them all! You are the best and funniest!Your attitude and enthusiasm is catching, makes me want to do all that you do because you make it look so easy!

  • Rebecca Buchanan May 8, 2014, 6:34 pm

    I loved this. Can’t wait to make my own interactive something–have to admit I’m leaning towards birds, too. Maybe because I’m enjoying all the birdsong that has returned with the warm weather.
    Thanks for a terrific video!

  • Pamm May 8, 2014, 6:40 pm

    Awesomely beautiful and oh so creatively Carolyn! You can flip us the bird(s) anytime you please. 🙂

  • Sylvia Tabor May 8, 2014, 6:56 pm

    Oh, I just love everything about this … The colors, dem birdies, the flippy floppies!!! So much fun!!!

  • Valerie-Jael May 9, 2014, 9:53 am

    Love this piece, great colours and fun birds. Valerie

  • Tasha May 9, 2014, 10:43 am

    Dear lord…I LOVE those flippy birds!!! So interactive! You rock Carolyn!

  • Laura Moore May 9, 2014, 11:33 am

    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • lynn richards May 9, 2014, 11:44 am

    So much FUN! Thanks for the tutorial, it was great.

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  • Kirsten Reed May 9, 2014, 4:21 pm

    OH my goodness, I didn’t realize they flipped!!! How flipping cool?!? THE HILLS ARE ALIVE….with the sound of Carolyn! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • gloria May 9, 2014, 5:17 pm

    Love your birds, nice colors and just adorable.

  • Studio Kaufmann May 9, 2014, 7:02 pm

    Gorgeous work Carolyn! I think I’m gonna have to try this! Happy PPF

  • Giggles May 10, 2014, 10:02 am

    Now that’s a fun page, I bet you love flippin that bird!! Thanks for the giggle!!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Nicole/Beadwright May 10, 2014, 10:14 am

    Wow this is awesome. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

  • Arnoldo L. Romero May 10, 2014, 3:08 pm

    This is such a fun composition. Blessings!

  • Lori May 11, 2014, 6:12 am

    Love your little birds:)

  • Win Dinn May 11, 2014, 11:24 am

    Great idea – love the potential for this double-sided idea! Many thanks….

  • Marjie Kemper May 14, 2014, 10:12 am

    What a super idea. I love the movement and I too would be flipping the pages back and forth! Off to pin…

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