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Faith Journal

By: Tracy Weinzapfel Studios
January 3, 2017

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Faith Journal
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My latest project is Stampendous and DecoArt Media inspired!  I have the latest releases that I am excited to share and will be demonstrating for both awesome companies at CHA 2017 so stay tuned for details on that!  Here is my project on an A6 Hardcover Journal:

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Phthalo Turquoise
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Pyrrole Red
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Payne's Grey
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Modeling Paste - White
  • Americana Spray Sealers/Finishes 12oz - Americana Matte Spray
  • DecoArt Media Varnishes - Ultra-Matte Varnish
  • Brick Stencil
  • Stampendous Stamps
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Black StazOn Ink
  • Andy Skinner Industrial Elements
  • Beacon Adhesives 3-In-1


Gather your supplies.

Instruction #1 - Faith1
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Brush on DecoArt Media White Gesso over entire cover of journal.

Brush on DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic (Titan Buff) on exterior of journal.

Use a bricks stencil with DecoArt Media White Modeling Paste to create bricks.

Instruction #2 - Faith2
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Make sure modeling paste is completely dry.

Re-using the brick stencil as a mask, brush on DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic (Quin Gold) on bricks.

Distress edges with a dry brush and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic (Paynes Grey) on bricks and all over journal.

Stamp Andy Skinner Heart Stamp on front of Journal with StazOn and paint with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic (Pyrrole Red).

Instruction #3 - Faith3
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Continue to layer washes of Phthalo Turquoise, Paynes Grey and Carbon Black on Journal to get desired colors.

Add Andy Skinner Tando Creative Industrial Element Gear using Rust Technique featured HERE.

Stamp “Faith” with Andy Skinner Stamps to complete journal.

Instruction #4 - Faith4
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I love the details of this brick facade……and so easy to do!

Instruction #5 - Faith5834
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Be sure to visit Tracy Weinzapfel Studios  for more projects and to learn more about Tracy.


Wow, Tracy! This is such a gorgeous project!! Just love all you've created with this one, so much texture and gorgeous, brilliant color! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you can bring it to Creativation to show off in our booth while you're visiting!!

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January 3, 2017 it Tracy!!!

Jean McNulty

January 3, 2017

What FABULOUS textures and colors Tracy. Your bricks are done so WONDERFULLY. It looks like I would really feel the scratchiness of the brick surface under my fingers. The back of your journal is as SUPER as the front - just in a different way! I like the word FAITH with the bricks... brick by brick we build a foundation of faith - believing in better tomorrows. Very inspiring both in art and in sentiment - thanks bunches. j.


January 3, 2017

Love it, Stacy! You got those bricks!!


January 3, 2017

This rocks Tracy! too awesome!


January 4, 2017

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