Creativity Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hello stampers! It's Teresa Abajo here with an art journal page I put together with the new Creativity Stencil and Large Carved Flowers Stencil.



Instructions:
1. Apply acrylic paint to a page with a palette knife or scraping tool. I have used Cherry Pie and Tangerine Dream Dylusions paints.


2. Apply small amounts of Pomegranate Seed paint here and there with a baby wipe or your hand. Dry these layers of paint well.

3. Apply a small patch of After Midnight paint to the top left hand corner of the page.

4. Working quickly before it dries, place the stencil over the top and remove some of the blue paint with a baby wipe.

5. Dipping the same baby wipe into a little After Midnight paint, move the stencil to the lower right hand corner of the page and dab the paint through the stencil.

6. Scrape a layer of modeling paste through the Large Carved Flowers stencil. Allow to dry well.

7. Add spatters of White Linen paint to the page, then stamp the words from Prague Vol 2 stamp set repeatedly with Cobalt ink. Stamp the drip from the Paint Splats stamp set using Cobalt ink at the top left, and stamp the Flourish Background stamp around the page randomly using Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink. Finally, stamp the word 'enjoy' from the Whimsical Words stamp set and add some doodling with a white gel pen. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Medium Stencil: Creativity
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Carved Flowers
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Flourish Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Stamp Set
Dylusions Paint: Cherry Pie, Tangerine Daydreams, Pomegranate Seed, After Midnight, White Linen
Modeling paste
Archival ink: Cobalt
Distress Oxide ink: Tattered Rose
White gel pen

I hope you have fun with these new stencils!

Teresa

Awesome Stencil Art Journal and Card

Darkroom Door - Sunday, April 21, 2019

Hello, It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share two art journal pages and a large card I created featuring the gorgeous new Awesome Medium Stencil. Here I have used the whole stencil as the background of one art journal page and the card while on the other art journal page I have used sections of the stencil spread across two pages.



INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Create a background in your art journal using acrylic paints. Add some book paper or tissue wrap using a matte gel medium. Swipe some white gesso over the top using a palette knife.


2. Add some gorgeous flowers to the background using the Carved Flowers Large Stencil and acrylic paints. Scribble around the edges using a fine white paint pen. Also add some stencilling using the Polka Dots Small Stencil and white gesso.

3. Next use heavy black gesso to stencil some ‘awesome’ words across the two page spread using the Awesome Medium Stencil.

4. Add some stamping using Jet Black Archival Ink and the Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set. Add some extra stamped words using the Mail Art Rubber Stamp Set.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Medium Stencil: Awesome
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Carved Flowers
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Polka Dots
Darkroom Door Mail Art Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Acrylic paints
Gesso – white and black


Instructions:

1. Use a gel press and acrylic paints to add a lovely background for your art journal page. Add some stencilling using the Diamonds Large Stencil and white gesso. Add some doodling using a fine white paint pen.


2. Add the Awesome Medium Stencil to the page and secure in place using washi tape. Apply heavy black gesso over the stencil using a latex make-up wedge. Allow the paint to dry completely. Add some doodling to the words using the paint pen.

3. Add some stamping around the edges using the Criss Cross Texture Stamp and Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink.

4. Stamp some butterflies and stars on matching background paper using the Jet Black ink. I used a kraft art journal and therefore stamped my images on a page torn from the journal so that the paper matched. Fussy cut the images and add to the page along with some vintage ladies.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Medium Stencil: Awesome
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Diamonds
Darkroom Door Criss Cross Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Gesso – white and black
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ancestors


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 9” x 12”. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Apply Distress Oxides to the card front using an ink blending tool. Here I have used a combination of Cracked Pistachio, Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick. 

3. Place the Awesome Medium Stencil over the card front and secure in place with washi tape. Apply heavy black gesso over the stencil. Remove the stencil and wash immediately. Allow the stencilled card front to dry completely and then doodle on the lettering using a fine white paint pen.

4. Apply black gesso over the stencil again but this time on a piece of extra smooth white cardstock. Allow the stencilled cardstock to dry completely. Cut out the words that you wish to highlight on your card front. Apply doodling to them also with the white paint pen. Add to the card front using 3D foam.

5. Stamp some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set on the extra cardstock. Cut out and add to the card. Stamp ‘you are’ using the Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp set. Cut out and add to the card front with 3D foam also.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Medium Stencil: Awesome
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Oxide Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous new stencil.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Wellbeing Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hello Stampers, it is Godelieve Tijskens here today, sharing an art journal page and card using the new Wellbeing Medium Stencil.



My first project is a spread in my Dina Wakley Media Journal. Words on this stencil made me think of the quiet walks with our son, enjoying the countryside, trees, wildflowers and birds. These walks are relaxing, and give energy at the same time.  



The page at the left side was colored with Dylusions paints Rose Quartz and Peony Blush.  I love using ink blending tools to apply the paint.  On the fabric page at the right I sponged 3 ovals through a stencil using the same colours. After the paint had dried I sponged parts of the Wellbeing stencil with the darker colour Pomegranate Seed. The dots were done with the new Large Stencil.


On the large cream tag I stamped a gum tree and 2 birds using Thistle Archival Ink. I added rays of sunshine using the small Sunshine stencil with Thistle Blendable Make Art Dye Ink. I chose 2 words from the Wellbeing stencil to sponge on the small cream tag with Archival Ink.


The pink tags were painted with Dylusions paint.  On the small one I stamped a wildflower and words from the Nature Walk set.
A stamp from the Wilderness Vol 2 set was stamped on the large pink tag, using Archival ink Thistle.  To add the word ‘quiet’ below the image I masked the surrounding words on the stencil with sticky notes and sponged with Blendable Dye ink Thistle. I inked all edges of the tags, added twine and glued them in place using bookbinding glue.

Supplies I used:
Darkroom Door Medium Stencil: Wellbeing
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Dots
Darkroom Door Small Stencils: Oval Set, Sunshine
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Gum Trees, Love Birds, Wilderness Vol 2, Nature Walk 
Dina Wakley Media Journal
Dylusions Paints: Rose Quartz, Peony Blush, Pomegranate Seed
Blendable Dye Ink: Thistle
Archival Inkpad: Thistle
Mini Ink Blending Tools


On this card I used the Wellbeing Stencil over a gel print I made earlier. I sponged with Archival Inks Orange Blossom and Watering Can.

With the stencil still in place I outlined the letters with a fine pencil, to make them stand out against the busy background.

A butterfly from the Wings set was stamped twice onto vellum with Versamark ink, heat embossed and cut out. I machine stitched the butterflies in place using zig zag stitches and glued the piece onto a kraft card.

Supplies I used:
Darkroom Door Medium Stencil: Wellbeing
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Wings
Ranger Archival Inkpads: Orange Blossom, Watering Can
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Versamark Inkpad
WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White
Vellum
Pencil

I enjoyed making these projects and hope they inspired you.

Thank you for visiting Darkroom Door today!

Godelieve

Friends Leaves Border Stamp Layout

Darkroom Door - Friday, March 22, 2019

Hello Darkroom Door fans! 

It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a layout featuring the fabulous new Leaves Border Stamp. This is just the most gorgeous stamp for adding wonderful detail to layouts, cards, art journal pages and more. Here I have incorporated the stamped image on a simple layout using a watercolour look effect.



Instructions:

1. Crop a piece of green cardstock or patterned paper to 8½” x 11¾” to form the base of the layout.

2. Crop a piece of smooth white cardstock to 8¼” x 11½”. Stick down on the green base. 

3. Colour the Leaves Border Stamp with Faber-Castell Big Brush Stamper Pens. Use a different colour for each type of leaf. Here I have used Cobalt Green, Permanent Olive green and May Green. Spritz the stamp with water and stamp across the page slightly above the halfway mark.

4. Scribble the same pens onto an acrylic block and use a soft, wet paintbrush to flick the colours over the layout. Set aside to dry completely.

5. Stamp the Filmstrip Stamp onto an extra piece of smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Cut out this element including the centre pieces and stick down on the page.


6. Add some messy embroidery thread across the layout securing with staples. Use the same pens as in step 3 to colour the matching leaf stamps from the Leaves Rubber Stamp Set. Spritz with water and stamp on the extra white cardstock. Allow to dry before fussy cutting each leaf. Staple the leaves together at the base. Add the leaves and photo to the layout.


7. Stamp some stars from the Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set onto the white cardstock using two of the green pens. Also stamp the Friends Quote Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink. Fussy cut the stars and title. Add to the layout.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Leaves Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Friends Quote Stamp
Archival Ink Jet Black
Faber-Castell Big Brush Stamper Pens: 156 Cobalt Green, 167 Permanent Green Olive, 170 May Green

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Diamonds Large Stencil Journal and Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hello stampers, it’s Robyn Wood with you today sharing some projects using the new Diamonds large stencil. The diamond is a common geometric shape used for stencils but this one has the unique twist of being a little grungy and imperfect. Let me show you some ideas for using the large Diamonds stencil:



Geometric style stencils such as the Diamonds stencil work beautifully to give pattern to the background of an art journal page. This time I have used it over a blue & yellow toned, pre-done page in a Dylusions Dyalog Insert Book.

Instructions:


1. Stencil randomly over page using large Diamonds stencil with Distress Inks and the ink blending tool. I wanted the stencilling to ‘pop’ so have gone for contrasting ink colours.
2. Add a touch of colour to parts of the page using a colour complimentary to the background, in this case I’ve used lime. 
3. Create a horizontal page element over the right-hand side using some printed papers. Give the element some definition with a black Stabilo pencil.
4. Use a flat, dry brush or the top of a Distress Paint dabber to add a border around the page in a colour complimentary to the background. I’ve used blue.
5. Stamp Film Frame stamp onto white card using black Archival ink. Trim closely around the whole stamp then tie the left side with twine.
6. Stamp various flowers from the Tropical Flowers set using Distress Ink. I spritzed the ink before stamping to give a splotchy, watercolour look to the image. Fussy cut.
7. Stamp ‘Aloha’ word onto white card using black Archival ink. Trim closely around the word and glue over the edge of a painted tag.


8. Assemble page elements over the horizontal feature created in step 3. I have glued the flowers down by just the centres so the edges lift a touch for dimension.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Diamonds Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Tropical Flowers Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Film Frame Stamp
Archival ink: Jet Black
Distress Ink: Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon & Picked Raspberry
Dylusions Dyalog Insert Book
Acrylic paint in blue & lime


Of course, this stencil pairs beautifully with stamps to create unique handmade cards. For this one I’ve gone for a vintage look to suit the Penny Farthing bicycle for a small square card.

Instructions:
1. Stamp the centre of the panel of Kraft card with Penny Farthing bicycle using black Archival ink.
2. Sponge pattern around the bicycle using large Diamonds stencil, Distress Inks and the ink blending tool.
3. Ink edges of the square with dark brown ink.
4. Layer panel with black card and mount onto chocolate card base.
5. Stamp ‘Vintage’ onto white card using black Archival ink. Trim closely, mat with black then affix to card using foam tape.
6. Finish card with black gemstones in each corner.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Diamonds Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Penny Farthing Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles Stamp Set
Archival ink: Jet Black
Distress Ink: brown shades


Stencilling with bright, happy colours gives a card an instant lift so that is what I tried for this simple card. For the flower stem on this card, I have used a dark grey ink – it will mean that my flower image will stand out nicely when watercoloured instead of being overwhelmed with black lines.

Instructions:
1. Stencil all over a square of yellow cardstock using large Diamonds stencil, Distress Inks and the ink blending tool. Allow the ink colours to mix slightly.
2. Stamp flower stem from Tropical Flowers stamp set onto white card using Watering Can ink.
3. Colour flower with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks or watercolours, allow to dry and fussy cut. (Fussy cutting means you don’t need to stay within the lines when colouring!)
4. Add flower stem to the centre of a white panel and layer panel with pink card. Add panel to stencilled yellow square using foam tape and affix to square, aqua card base.
5. Finish card with a Happy Birthday greeting from Happy Birthday stamp set.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Diamonds Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Flowers Stamp Set
Archival ink: Jet Black & Watering Can
Distress Ink: pinks & oranges
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks

I hope you have enjoyed learning how these projects came together, until next time!

Robyn

Wander Leaves Border Stamp Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Sunday, March 10, 2019

Hello Darkroom Door fans! 

It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share an art journal page I created featuring the gorgeous new Leaves Border Stamp. Here I have simply stamped using Archival Inks to create a fabulous leafy border at the top and bottom of my art journal page.



Instructions:
1. Use a gel press and acrylic paints to add a lovely background for your art journal page. Here I have used a combination of black and greens on a ‘dirty’ gel press (ie there are some other bits of paints showing up that were not cleaned off my gel press. I love the look that this creates so I rarely clean the gel press between prints)


2. Apply the Leaves Border Stamp the the top and bottom of the page using Watering Can Archival Ink. Stamp again, overlapping the first image, using Jet Black Archival Ink.

3. Stamp the Filmstrip Border Stamp on another piece of kraft paper. (I tore a page from my journal). Cut some rectangles to fit inside the filmstrip from the kraft paper and apply various nature stamps. Stick these rectangles onto the filmstrip and then crop to fit at the top and bottom of the art journal page.


4. Stamp the Central Park Photo Stamp onto a piece of vellum. Tear the edges and staple to the art journal page in the centre. Staple a couple of the torn off strips to the top and bottom of the page. Add some stamped words from the Gum Trees Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink.

5. Stamp the quote, butterflies and stars onto the extra kraft paper. Fussy cut and add to the page.



Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Leaves Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Peeled Paint Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Wander Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Central Park Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Fallen Leaves Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gum Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Succulents Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Hearts Border Stamp Journal and Card

Darkroom Door - Saturday, February 23, 2019

Hi, Anneke De Clerck here today to share with you a few projects I made using the brand new Hearts Border Stamp. To start with I did an art journal spread in my large Dina Wakley Media journal. To create the background I was inspired by a video by Kate Crane. In the video she shows how to make gel prints with a ‘distressed wood’ look. You can see that video here

Border stamps are great for larger projects but it’s perfectly possible to use them on cards. Bellow I’m sharing 2 card ideas as well.



To make it easy I worked on loose sheets of paper that I glued into the journal after making the gel prints.


Instructions:
1. Apply stripes of Ruby, Olive, White, Elephant and Turquoise Dina Wakley Media Paint on a large gel printing plate using a brayer. Let this layer dry completely. Put a thin layer of white paint on top and pull a print. Make ghost prints for future projects. Repeat the steps to create a second page. Glue both gel prints into the art journal.


2. Stamps the hearts on the left and right side with the Hearts Border Stamp using Archival Ink Jet Black.
3. Stamp randomly with the Grid Texture Stamp using turquoise paint. 
4. Stamp parts of the Inky Script Background Stamp using white paint.


5. Sponge white paint through the Large Stencil – Dots. Mask off the stamped hearts if necessary. Outline the dots with a white pen.
6. Stamp a bunch of houses from the Carved Houses Stamp Set on white paper using Archival Ink Jet Black. Cut out and adhere to the spread as shown. Add shadow and highlights to the houses with a black Stabilo pencil and a white pen.
7. Stamp the small hearts from the Hearts Border Stamp separately on white paper using Distress Oxide Ink Crushed Olive, Candied Apple and Peacock Feathers. Cut out and glue on top of the black hearts.
8. Stamp the quote straight on the background using stamps from the Alphabet Medley set. Decorate with 3 small hearts.
9. Adhere strips of black and white washi tape and make 3 cross-stitches with red wax cord.


Instructions:

1. Paint stripes on a mixed media card panel with Dina Wakley Media Paint White, Olive, Ruby, Turquoise and Elephant using a flat brush.
2. Stamp hearts on the painted background using the Hearts Border Stamp and Archival Ink Jet Black. Stamp the hearts again on white paper, cut out (except for the tiny hearts) and add this extra layer on top of the hearts on the background.
3. Mask off the hearts and stamp dots randomly with the Dots Texture Stamp and white paint. Highlight some of the dots by overstamping them with white paint using the eraser at the top of a pencil.


4. Stamp the bottom heart on the Hearts Border Stamp separately on a leftover gel print, cut out and attach cord and a bead as shown. Glue in place using 3D dots.
5. Finish the card off by stamping a wish from the Simple Sayings set using Archival Ink Jet Black.


Instructions:
1. Cut a 4 x 7” card panel out of watercolour paper. Threat the panel with an antistatic pad first. Stamp hearts using the Hearts Border Stamp and Versamark Ink. Heat emboss the print with WOW embossing powder Opaque Bright White.
2. Paint the hearts with Distress Oxide Inks Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Cracked Pistachio, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry using a water brush. 
3. Stamp the text on a strip of vellum using stamps from the Alphabet Medley set. Wrap the strip of vellum around the card and attach at the backside. 
4. Apply Dina Wakley Media Paint Ruby, White and Turquoise paint on a sheet of white paper with a brayer. Cut a panel out of it to use as a mat for the watercolour panel. Make machine stitches at the edges. Adhere to a white double card.


Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Hearts Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Houses Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Inky Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Large Stencil - Dots
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Versamark Ink
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Titanium White
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Ruby, Olive, White, Elephant, and Turquoise
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Crushed Olive, Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Cracked Pistachio, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry
WOW embossing powder: Opaque Bright White
Black Stabilo pencil
White Sharpie

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Time Machine Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hello stampers! It is Anna-Karin here with you today sharing an art journal page made with the new Time Machine Quote Stamp. This is a wonderful sentiment and it works well for cards, art journaling pages and scrapbooking layouts.



The beautiful sentiment is the focal point of this art journaling page, and I wanted it to be surrounded with a field of wildflowers. The wildflowers from the Nature Walk Stamp Set fitted well with the message of valuing both memories and dreams. Wildflowers also make me think both of visiting my grandmother, where we used to pick a lot of wildflowers, and also of going for walks in nature as an adult. There is something about the beauty and resilience of a wildflower, which makes them very special to me.


I worked in my Small Creative Flip Journal and started out by white embossing the sentiment on the page. It looks nicer if the sentiment isn’t right in the middle of the page, but instead a little to the left or right.


White emboss two of the flowers from the Nature Walk set, bending the stems a little to give them more life and movement. Ink the page with Distress Ink, using an ink-blending tool.


Splatter the page with water droplets to create texture. 


Stamp a shadow for the white embossed flowers, by inking the stamp with Hickory Smoke and stamping it a little to the side of the original impression. Use the same stamp with Forget-Me-Not ink to make it look like there are more flowers further away. Stamp a field of grass around the flowers with two shades of green Archival ink. I also used the bird stamp from the African Trees set to stamp birds in the sky.


I just love this sentiment, and it is so true. Another idea would be to use it on a vintage or steampunk page together with, for example, a clock such as the Pocket Watch Eclectic stamp, or perhaps the cool Mr Bright Idea Collage Stamp.


Stamping a shadow gives dimension to the flowers. Don’t worry too much about getting it exactly right.


The Nature Walk set comes with lovely small sentiments and I stamped them here and there on the page.


Stamping a field of grass and wildflowers is such fun, and I like having these types of happy and hopeful pages in my art journal. They make me smile as I look through a journal.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Time Machine Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Nature Walk Stamp Set
Darkroom Door African Trees Stamp Set
Ranger Dylusions Small Creative Flip Journal
Ranger Distress Ink: Mermaid Lagoon, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Forget-Me-Not, Fern Green, Leaf Green
embossing ink
Embossing powder: white

Die: Simon Says Stamp Clipping Heart
Embellishment: Tim Holtz idea-ology Journey Design Tape

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it inspired you to add sentiments and words to your projects. Thank you so much for looking!

Happy stamping!

Anna-Karin

Arty Circles African Art Journal Tutorial

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 10, 2018
Hi, it’s Anneke de Clerck here. For today’s blogpost I created a spread in one of my Art Journals using the Arty Circles small stencil. The art journal I worked in is not expensive at all. It’s a vintage book that has sturdy pages and a linen cover. I recycled it into an art journal and to my surprise it’s very nice to work in.



Instructions

1. Dry brush a thin coat of gesso on both text pages. Make sure the words still peek through.

2. Apply pink and lime paint randomly using a plastic card. 

3. Add diluted pink and lime paint in some areas with a paintbrush. Spray water on top to create drips.

4. Create lines with the edge of a plastic card using Dina Wakley Media Paint Blushing.

5. Add green accents by transferring Jane Davenport rub-ons


6. Stamp randomly with the Grid, Checkered and Dots Texture Stamps using pink, white and green paint.


7. Create circles by sponging through parts of the Arty Circles stencil with white paint using a blending tool. 


8. Sponge pink paint on top of the white paint after drying and add shading to the circles by sponging through the stencil with a thin coat of Dina Wakley Media Paint Blushing. Outline the circles with both a white fine liner and a paint marker.

9. Stamp the leaves with black ink. Paint the leaves using 2 shades of green paint. Add white details with a fine liner.

10. Stamp the giraffes on Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper, cut out and adhere to the spread.

11. Add shadow to the giraffes using a green PITT artist pen and a black charcoal pencil. Add highlights with a white pen.


12. Make marks using a white paint marker and scribble randomly with a pencil.

13. Finish the spread off by stamping a quote.

Supplies
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Arty Circles
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Texture Stamp
Jane Davenport Rub-On transfer sheets
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Titanium White, Persian Rose, Yellowish Green
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Blushing
Dylusions Paint: Cut Grass
Faber-Castell: PITT artist pen ‘big brush’ Permanent Green Olive
Ranger: Specialty Stamping Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Paint Splat Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 02, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share an art journal page featuring the awesome NEW Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp. This is just the coolest stamp for adding those arty touches to your art journal, cards, layouts and more. Here I have used the stamp on the title page for my art journal.



Instructions:
1. Use a palette knife to spread a thin coat of white gesso over the art journal page. Allow to dry.

2. Use the palette knife again to add some acrylic ink in contrasting colours. Allow to dry in between each colour.


3. Apply some stamps from the Paint Splats and the Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Sets using co-ordinating Archival Ink colours. Add some sweet stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set too. Allow to dry completely (I left overnight).

4. Apply the Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp to the page using embossing ink. Heat set with super fine white detail embossing powder. Repeat until you have three fabulous paint splats on the page.


5. Using Jet Black Archival Ink, stamp some things that make you happy on extra white cardstock as well as the quote. I used butterflies from the Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set as well as Paint Brushes, Paint Tubes and Pen Nibs Eclectic Stamps. Stamp some more stars as well. Add double-sided tape to the back of all images before fussy cutting each one. Stick onto the page.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Tubes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Brushes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Pen Nibs Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Paradise Teal
Hero Arts Neon Ink: Neon Pink, Neon Purple
White gesso
Acrylic paint

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda