The giveaway has ended!  We have a winner!  Congratulations to creativegoddessinrepose who said,

I am Swooning right with you Sarah with the Hot Pink Hair; FABULOUS!!!!!!💖 I love the textureporn of your spread and how the stencil is both the earth & the sun. That is so cool!!!!

Now really SiStar, I must have these Geo 2 stencils. I love them so much!!!! I have just started playing with my ArtistCellar stencils I ordered a couple weeks ago (2 of them are from the Geo ! series) and they make me crazy happy. I am seeing these Geo 2 Stencils as Mine!!!! Mine I tell you!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA (crazy wicked laugh) Snort xo

She was picked completely randomly via


Thank you so much to everyone for entering!


Greetings my sweet chicken potstickers!

OMG YOU GUYS.  The Sacred Geometry stencils from Artistcellar are some of my absolute all-time favorites.  and.. and… AND NOW THERE ARE MORE OMG.

Sacred Geometry 2.  Excuse me while I swoon.


I had to include that picture because OMG HOLY HELL THE COLOR AND TEXTURE AND OMG.  *swoon*  Textureporn.  Speaking of textureporn, here’s a snippet of the page I made.  MORE TEXTUREPORN.



Here’s the page I made:


I think the sun should always be made of sacred geometry.  I mean, really!

I started with a blank page in my RecorDori, boring old watercolor paper.  I used blue painter’s masking tape to reinforce the binding.  Sometimes I remember to do this, sometimes I don’t, but it really helps!  Mostly I wanted to keep paint from running through and ruining my favorite spread.  haha!  I sealed the masking tape with a layer of matte medium.


I’m not sure why I bothered to take a picture of this step, but WHATEVER.  We’ll call it in the name of being thorough. 😉

Next I used gel medium to attach some random collage ephemera.  This is purely for texture’s sake.  No real dollar bills were harmed in the making of this journal spread (they came from a notepad, I think)



Next I smooshed some modeling paste through the Seed of Life stencil.  Then I ran out to spend three hours standing on a bridge in the cold.  Hey, whatever it takes to kill time until that stuff dries, amirite?


Once I warmed up and could feel my fingers and toes, I painted over the bottom part of the page with a wash of Golden Sap Green and the top with a wash of Golden Phthalo Turquoise.


I made some simple clouds with white acrylic and used orange and yellow acrylics through the Quattro Flower to emulate the sun.


Once that was done, I darkened the horizon using Van Dyke brown and painted a solemn little floating girl.  That’s sort of my jam.  I also splattered white and turquoise paint with a toothbrush.  That is also sort of my jam.


Using a typewriter and an old decrepit book page, I added text.  ALSO MY JAM.



It’s totally a metaphor.  LOOK I CAN BE DEEP SOMETIMES, OKAY?  I know, I’m surprised too.

Here!  I’ll show you the completed image again in case you’re lazy like me and don’t want to scroll up!


HAHAHA I made you read all the way through my inane blathering to get to the good part.  I am tricksy like that.

YAY PRIZES!  You have a chance to win a set on EVERY SINGLE STOP ON THIS BLOG HOP.  How lucky are you?!!  SO LUCKY.  Go visit each stop, drool over the art, leave a comment, and maybe, just maybe, naughty girls need love too you can win a set of your very own!

Comment below to enter to win a set from ME, and I’ll pick a winner on March 8th!  GO TO IT!


February 29th – Lisa Cousineau/Artistcellar
March 1st – Stephanie Gagos
March 2nd – Lisa Chin
March 3rd – Linda Edkins Wyatt
March 4th – Sarah Trumpp (woo that’s me!)
March 5th – Effy Wild
March 6th – Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal


Sarah wants to know how everything works. She also has a short attention span and is addicted to coffee. Those two things are probably not mutually exclusive.


Yvonne · March 6, 2016 at 8:07 am

Thanks for sharing your process and this great offer. Love your page! I've not used stencils in my art journaling yet and would love to win them!

Deb Fortin · March 6, 2016 at 8:12 am

this is the first ROUND journal I've seen and it's magnificent , clever, outta the box.

Jean Chaney · March 6, 2016 at 8:20 am

Fantastic page, fun stencils!

Eunice · March 6, 2016 at 9:41 am

Love your spread Sarah, and would be so happy to win these stencils. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

uli · March 6, 2016 at 10:21 am

Loved seeing this process, had seen the finished image and now I know how you got there, thank for sharing this.
Would love a set of the stencils to play with as well.

mysteriesunfolding · March 6, 2016 at 9:51 pm

These are AMAZING stencils, and I'd LOVE a set! Cat Charissage

Jacklyn Young · March 7, 2016 at 12:45 am

So adorable! these stencils are really cool!

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