Beginning the Year with New Celtic Stencils
and 4 videos to jumpstart your creativity

Spark your creativity with the beauty of Celtic illuminated manuscripts through four videos and inspiring examples.See what you can do to make a bullet journal come alive with using stenciled letters that don’t look like stencils, and beautiful Spiral and tile patterns. Use a Gel Press to print shimmery papers with metallic Pan Pastels and acrylic paints.

Introducing four new Celtic stencils inspired by Celtic illuminated manuscripts, produced by StencilGirl Products: Celtic Spirals Mask – L764, Celtic Alphabets Stencil – L765, Celtic Key Step Tile Pattern – S756, and Celtic 1-2 Inchie Squares M284.

Making lettering stencils not look like stencils

Using stencils in  a bullet Word of the Year Journal is one way I expand my personal style, challenge myself to grow in artistic skill, and have a consistent visual theme throughout the year. Watch this video to see how you can easily make an alphabet or letter stencil not look like stenciling.

Gelatos & Pan Pastels in a bullet journal?

The Beauty of Celtic Spirals

Inspired by Celtic illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells and Lindesfarne Gospels, the Celtic Spirals mask can be used whole or cut into individual spirals. Ideal for gel printing and an easy way to add the beauty and mystery of Celtic style to your artwork, journaling and bible journaling. This video shows how to how to use Pan Pastels with acrylic paints on a gel press to get shimmery Celtic illumination results.

More Stencil Inspiration

Bible Journaling with Celtic Spirals Mask and Music Notations stencils with Gelatos®

Blessings to you as you enter this New Year with abundant creativity!

Living Your Word 2020 Opportunity!

Bernice Hopper, and Mary Brack, and I share insights through blog posts for creatively living a word of the year. In our Facebook group, we encourage one another by posting questions and prompts to inspire living out a word focus, keeping a journal etc. It is a safe place to ask for prayer and support. If you would like to connect with others in creative ways about living your word, you can ask to join our Living Your Word of the Year 2020 by clicking on the link below.

URL for Facebook group:

URLs for Instagram:  #livingyourword2020




Valerie: (this one :-))

Stencils Used in This Post

StencilGirl® Products
Celtic Alphabets Stencil
9×12″ L765

StencilGirl® Products
Celtic Spirals Mask
9×12″ L764

StencilGirl® Products
Celtic Key Step Tile Pattern
6×6″ S756

StencilGirl® Products
Celtic 1-2 Inchie Squares
4×4″ M284

Below is a list of supplies in the video that I use in my journal along with Amazon links. If you click on the links and purchase the product, I receive a small fee that doesn’t cost you anything. I only recommend products I have used and purchased myself. Blessings to you as you create!

Stenciling in Word of the Year Bullet Journal:

Leuchtturm 1917 journal dotted

Moleskine dotted journal

Micron set

Staedtler fine liner set

Copic marker set

Calligrapher set by Sakura

White Posca extra fine nib pen

Mechanical pencil Pentel 0.5 size

Kneaded eraser


Bristle Brushes

Pan Pastels metallics:

Pan Pastels metallics with tray: 

Prisma color colored pencils


Colored pencils holder

Gold, copper, silver gel pen set

Gel Plate Printing:

Gel Press 12×14″:

Gel Press 9×10″:

Daniel Smith gold gesso:

Liquitex gold paint:

Pan Pastels metallics:

Pan Pastels metallics with tray:

Pan Pastels shades set:

Matte Medium:

Speedball brayer:

Speedball brayer:

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