Author Archive | JoAnn Morrell

Journal cover

My latest journal cover with handcut stencils, acrylic paint, ballpoint pen.  I love the way the ballpoint pen sinks into the paint and creates texture.  The text is the beginning of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay Self Reliance.

stencil fun

I love the combination of stencils and mono-print papers in my art journal.  In both of these spreads I started with pages from the  index book of an old encyclopedia and then added mono-printed papers and handcut stencils with acrylic paint, acrylic drips and colored pencils.  I also used acrylic paint pens for some of the detail work.   The curlicue stencil works great as ‘rays’ coming from the celestial bodies.  I love the delicacy of these new stencils and with patience, they’re not as hard to cut as you would think.  


JoAnn Morrell
40 Orchard Rd
Fleetwood, PA 19522