My mom used to say "One day your chickens will come home to roost." Now she's immortalized in my journal.
This page uses some stamps I haven't used in awhile, as well as a brand new hand carved chicken. The stamps were stamped in Versamark and then sponged with Pan Pastels. I'm loving this technique to get coloured images into my journal right now.
I came across a new technique on the Penny Black blog recently - gesso resist. Using an unmounted stamp (for easy cleaning) you stamp with gesso. After it dries, you apply distress ink. The gesso resists the ink a bit, but not as much as an embossing powder resist, and you can see the brush strokes in the gesso. Head over to the Penny Black blog for a video!
I'm a big kid when it comes to trying out new art projects. (I gave up creating art pretty early in my youth, so I'm making up for lost time LOL). If you feel like some easy, non-threatening projects, go check out Art Projects For Kids. Who knew I could draw an elephant?
We've recently added some "make art" time to our Vancouver ATC swap, and last month I collaged together some backgrounds to use for more ATC's. All I had to do was add some random clip art (Lisa's Altered Art, Luna Girls, Dover, and various unknown sources) and I've got more ATC's, this time for the Vintage Swap!
These ATC's were prepared for the upcoming swap with the Vancouver ATC Group. I took backgrounds from my pre-cut ATC box and used stamps to make all of these. When the backgrounds are already done, this goes quickly!
Black embossed Stampendous Agapanthus stamp
Hero Arts background stamp, Lazerworks foreground image
I signed up for a free class at the Creative Classroom called "Use Every Stamp 2013". You can read about it on this blog. I've been trying to find a way to use my stamp collection more and I thought it might help. Here's a couple of art journal pages I made in January that use stamps, as well as a bookmark: