Belinda here again with an art journal page to share using the BRAND NEW Beauty Quote Stamp. I had so much fun getting inky with this page. It really is nice to just play with stamps and inks and mists without actually have a clue how it is going to end up.
I started this page probably more than a year ago. I remember having some scraps of torn book paper left over from another project and didn't want to waste them so I glued them onto a page in my art journal. I added some Distress Inks and maybe a bit of mist and gessoed over a harlequin stencil in places. Then I wasn't sure what my next step would be so the journal was closed and set aside...for months!
When I received the fabulous Beauty Quote Stamp I knew I had to get my journal out again. But of course I had to add many more layers. So many, in fact, that you can barely see the original layers. LOL
I used the Harlequin Background Stamp to start with and applied in random places on the page using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. I then heat set with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). Next I rubbed in Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves.
My next step was to apply Dylusions Ink Sprays in Crushed Grape and Lemon Zest and let them drip down the page. Once they were dry, I added some images from the Bright Blossoms Photochips that I had cut out, sanded and inked. I added some torn strips of Tim Holtz washi tape and stamped some butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set. I used a script style stencil and swiped over some Viva Décor 3D Stamp Paint in white and allowed to dry. I dry brushed on some gesso before applying the quote stamp in the centre of the page using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. To ensure the larger words really stood out, I traced around the edges of the letters with a white Posca pen.
It just goes to show that there is so much fun to be had by just playing with your supplies rather than having a set plan in mind. I know that this has inspired me to create more art journal pages and have more fun just getting inky. I do hope you get some inspiration from this too. Just don't forget to 'play' now and then.
Suzz here again! I am back to share the other side of my new art journal. I have been carrying my new book around jotting down ideas, sketches and doodles.
The other side of my journal was inspired by the Beauty quote:
I started with a piece of white cardstock. I used the damask stencil and Embossing Paste to create texture on the cardstock. After it dried I sprayed gold glimmer mist over the surface. I sprayed touches of brown glimmer mist in areas.
I smeared the white paint over the surface to catch the damask edges and lighten the colors. I stamped the lovely new Eclectic Flourish around the edges. I stamped the Darkroom Door - Arch using the Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee. I added a few numbers in the background from the Darkroom Door - Home set. The butterflies are from the Darkroom Door - Butterfly Garden, and are stamped on tissue paper and glued to the surface. I applied the cardstock to the back cover and finished the edges with tissue tape.
I started with a journal bought for a few dollars. I created my cover on a piece of white cardstock which I covered in white acrylic paint. I laid a new damask stencil over the surface and used Embossing Paste to add a layer of texture. I then had to wait for that to dry. :) When it finished drying I started mixing in acrylic paint in a lovely shade of lavender fields.
I stamped the Darkroom Door Butterfly stamp using black archival ink onto tissue paper multiple times. I repeated the process using the Bold Blossoms I cut the tissue paper and used a sealer glue to apply the butterflies and flowers to the front of the journal. I added the touches of the acrylic orange paint around the edges of the images. I added a touch of white paint after the orange paint dried to soften the edges. I rubbed Soft Plum dye ink over the raised surfaces and touches of white paint to highlight the damask embossing. I attached the cardstock to the front of the journal and added tissue tape around the edges.
Hello, Marjie here with a journal page using the Creativity Quote Stamp and Compass Eclectic stamp. I used lots of paints (Distress and Acrylics) to build my background and then brought in stencils to add more interest. I used a mix of colorants with the stencils: Archival Inks, Black Embossing Paste, and White Gesso.
After stamping the Creativity Quote on a tag and the Compass on a scrap of manila, I adhered them to the page. Last step was to add Tim Holtz's Remnant Rubs here and there, being sure to overlap some from tag to page. Don't you love how nicely the Compass stamp plays with Tim's Compass Remnant Rub?
She started by spraying Dylusions Ink Sprays on the right-hand page and then pressed the left page into it to absorb the excess. She stamped all the birds onto clear packaging paper so she could move them around on the page while deciding where they would eventually end up. It's a good way to 'audition' a stamp without making a commitment.
After making perches for each bird using the background stamps and a few spare (Dylusioned) tags, Marjie added stencils, masks, and a bit more stamping to fill the page.
These birds are such fun to play with, and come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes! Though they are solid, each one has openings that allow your background colors to show through. Great stamps designed by Godelieve!
You can find the Carved Birds Vol 1 & Vol 2 stamp sets here!
Details from Teresa: Here I have used it to frame a photochip of a couple from the Venetian collection. I stamped the film frame onto some acetate, which made it a breeze to position it onto the card. It's such a romantic image, exactly what I needed for an anniversary card.
Marjie has used the stamp in her art journal. Check it out:
Details from Marjie: I paired the new Darkroom Door Film Frame stamp with a Stampers Anonymous face/text stamp, stamping them on tissue paper and adhering to the page with Gel Medium. I went around the edges with a black Gelato from Faber-Castell.
When adhering tissue to your page it helps to tear rather than cut your edges, as they tend to blend into the page better this way:
Marjie also used the frame on this spread, and used the negative strips as accents in their own right:
Connie shows us how to incorporate the Film Frame into scrapbook pages:
Details from Connie: TheFilm Frame Stamp is fast becoming a fave for me. I stamped it three times to make the film
strip, I stapled the ends
together, to get one continuous film strip.
First up, a gorgeous Baby set of wrapping paper and card by Sephi:
Method - wrapping paper
1. Stamp a large sheet of brown paper with the triangles background stamp. Use three shades of ink and stamp in a block pattern. Repeat until the paper is covered. Roll and tie with string.
Method - card
1. Stamp kraft card with the triangles background stamp using white ink.
2. Attach a Hello Baby photochip to the stamped card and embellish it with a ribbon bow.
3. Cut triangles from scraps of patterned paper and adhere them across the photochip. Stitch buttons to the bunting for added interest.
4. Cut along one edge of cream card with decorative scissors. Affix behind the kraft card and attach the whole thing to a blue base.
5. Finish with a Hello Baby wordstrip.
Details: I used the Triangles Background stamp along with some favorite stencils and a few older stamps. This background stamp is quite large (6" wide) and would make a bold background stamped repeatedly in its entirety:
Or you can roll the Triangles Background and use small sections of it, getting just a few triangles here and there (as I did here, rolling it without a mount):
I used Gel Medium through a large triangle stencil as a base and then stamped the smaller triangles on top of it. I used Ranger's Distress Markers to color in some of the triangles and all of the letters.
Details: One of my favorite techniques to use on background stamps is embossing. Sometimes background stamps can get lost on the card, but by embossing your background images, it helps these wonderful stamps come to life and can create a focal point such as on my card today using the new Triangles Background Stamp.
I first stamped my background using Versamark Watermark ink and then embossed the background image using three different colors, silver, Zing Leaf, and Zing Blush. I love the glossy texture it adds. I then cut the flowers from a Viva La Flora Photochip and adhered them to the card front followed by my sentiment cut from the Bright Blossoms Wordstrip.
A quick and easy card to put together for someone special.
Thanks for visiting! We all hope you enjoyed our ideas today!
One of my favorite ways to spend the day is playing in my art journal and one of the hot trends right now is carving your own stamps. While I feel quite at home in an art journal, the same can't be said about stamp carving... I like 'em ready-made! I used the Carved Flowers stamps today and really enjoyed having the choice of so many different flowers that come in the set.
I decided to focus on the flower heads by showcasing them, and ignoring the stems. After painting some dictionary pages with Golden fluid acrylics, I stamped directly onto them with jet black Archival ink, and used a variety of circle punches to create my page accents.
Lots of stenciling to build up my background papers and I used Tim Holtz's new Mini Filmstrip Border die as an anchor on either side.
Most of my stencil layers are archival inks though the first addition to the pages was a good coat of gesso. Here you can see how the chicken wire stencil is raised up texturally because I used gesso on that layer.
I used the Regal Frame stamp as a place for my page title, which I spelled out with old alphabet stickers.