Art Journal Process - Stencil Play

Ophelia Staton
March 20, 2018
November 28, 2017

Hello everyone,

Ophelia here with another Artist Gang Tuesday blog post.

For todays journal play, I was completely inspired by the Artist Soul stencil, and the new Dylusions paints that I received. I ended up playing around with a bunch of other stencils that I had and found that these stencils work so very well together. The colors of these paints remind me of Spring, and was the perfect inspiration for creating this page.

The quote from the Artist Soul stencil along with the Good Luck Elephant stencil were exactly what I needed to express where I am in my art journey. Elephants simply remind me of strength, and I am feeling that I want to use this quote on everything!!

I hope that you enjoy todays video. The colors ended up being a bit softer than I really wanted, but this is all about play and experimentation for me. I hope that you find the time spent in your journals the same....enjoy the process over what the finished page looks like.

Products Used:

Dylusions Paints -

Artist Soul Stencil:

Good Luck Elephant Stencil:

Dandelion Pods:


Liquitex Acrylic Ink:

Acrylic Paint Pens in a variety of colors - clearly here, I need to replace the ones that I own.

Thanks so much for your visit today...grab your stencils, favorite paints, and play!!!

Until next time,




Instagram: @opheliasartstudio


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Ophelia is a mixed media artist living in Creedmoor, NC.  She is married with two children.  Her son Stephen, is a freshman at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass, and her daughter Madison keeps everyone busy with a flurry of activities.  Ophelia truly finds refuge and solace in her studio every single morning way before the day gets busy, she is there, simply playing in paint.

After teaching middle school history for 15 years, she began her dream job as a high school visual arts teacher in August of 2017.  

She is the demo artist for her local Jerrysartarama in Raleigh where she is fortunate enough to be able to share her passion and inspires others to play.  

Ophelia absolutely adores playing in her journals or creating abstract paintings with lots of color and loads of marks.  Her work is displayed at Ollies downtown Wake Forest and 311 Studios and Gallery downtown Raleigh, NC.

Follow along with Ophelia on her journey at or over on Instagram @opheliasartstudio