Posts Tagged ‘stamps’

Painted pages

January 1, 2012

Happy New Year everyone! May all good things come your way this year.

The past few days I’ve been frantically decorating journal pages, inspired by some tutorials at Joggles. After the first hesitation I found it very addictive to ruin a perfectly white page by splashing ink, paint or glue on it and watch what happened. And this time NO WAX was involved!

Here is a snapshot of my worktable:

And here are some of the pages. The book is about 5×8″, designed to work mixed media, which means that the paper does not fall apart when you wet it.

Of course the first page gets a crow...;-)

Here I tried a simple drawing of scissors, which were on my table, used a self-cut bee stamp and collaged on the flowers. The lettering is with rub-on letters.

A drawing of an old Japanese ornament, coloured with LuminArte and sprayed with water.

And I finally got back to the Zentangles again!

This is on the back of a page, where the colour bled through. Self-cut stamp + a bit of tangling.

This page turned out pretty by itself! Watered down ink with silk salt added.



Using rubber stamps as a focal point

May 3, 2011

I love to make cards, so I do have tons of rubbers stamps and the line of supplies I carry, Arts Encaustic Int. BV, also has over 30 very pretty ones, which BTW are 20%  off until May 31, 2011!)

Using a stamped image as a focal point can be very effective.

Solid stamped image

Here I used a solid stamp (all black). You want to stamp with a permanent ink, to avoid smearing, and let it sit a couple of minutes until it is all dried.

You can also use an outline stamp. Then you have to colour the image in before using your wax! You can colour with coloured pencils or ink. Take up some ink from your ink pad or coloured marker with a fine brush.
See image below.

Outline stamped image, coloured with ink

Here is another free tutorial. This time to show you how to create a focal point with a solid stamp. You might want to watch it full screen to be better able to read the annotations.