Thursday, February 21

31 Days of Scripture Art Journaling:: Day 16: How to USe and Create a Masks with Mixed Media Collage

Day 16: Using and Creating Masks

A mask is the cut out part of the stencil.
They are much easier to cut out than stencils.
Just like stencils, there are a million ways to use them.
You can buy them, make them, or use found objects.

This one is from a huge pack I picked up on sale at the craft store:


thin cardboard or cardstock


a Sharpie

(that's it!)

***A note on materials:***
I'm all about using what you have.
You can use a transparency, or a thin piece of cardboard.
Cereal & food boxes work great for this.
I cut them up and use them for everything.

1. First, draw your shape.

2. Then, cut it out.

That's it!

Here are lots and lots of ways to use them in your journal.

 1. I prepped my journal page with gesso & paint,
applied with a paper towel.
(technique from Day 9.)

2. I added paper (map pieces) with gel medium.

3. I added more paper.

4. I painted some big masks.

5. And a smaller one.

6. And some birds

7. And then some more paint.

 8. And added more details with paint.

9. And text with permanent marker.



  1. Love! Thank you for the step by step. I bought my first jar of Gesso today!

  2. awesome tutorial! good explanation of the mask vs. the stencil, and your finished pages are terrific!

  3. These are gorgeous! Love the sketchy style.

  4. liles and birds....sweet peace:)
    i love your tutorials.

  5. Erin,
    Oh thank you for sharing this 31 days of scripture with us. I recently found it, and just started. I have finished my day 4, and wanted to share my scriptures with you, and your readers. My art scriptures can be viewed here: