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One of the first things that I did when I got the prototypes of the stencils I designed for The Crafter's Workshop was to test drive them by creating tons of gorgeous collage papers!
Not only did this give me a chance to play with the stencils and experiment with how they worked/looked, but I've been using this collage paper in lots of projects for the past several months including my art journal. Here's a spread that originally started as "just a background."
Creating collage papers outside of your journal is a wonderful low stress way to experiment. There's no pressure to get it "right" or make something "perfect." And they make creating a journal page so darn easy. Just rip and adhere and you've got lots of color and pattern!
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