Hello stampers! It is Anna-Karin here with you today with an art journaling tutorial using the new Capture Life Rubber Stamp Set. Even though I did an art journal page, you can use the techniques for many types of projects.
The Capture Life set has a wonderful long sentiment stamp which I thought was perfect for an art journal page, especially together with the stunning vintage camera stamps. I like to sometimes include photos in my art journal, to support the theme or feeling I am trying to convey on a page, and today, I used a relatively recent photo of myself, together with five small teenage photos.
I worked in my large Dylusions journal and started with a layer of gesso. When that was dry, I scribbled some Distress Crayons over the page, applying quite a lot of colour.
Mist the background with water.
The background technique was a fun discovery and totally unplanned. I was planning to mist the background and blend the colours with a paint brush. But I had forgotten to take the first step photo, so after misting some water, I took a roll of paper towels, to just remove the water for the photo. The paper towel roll gave a really cool texture to the background. Roll a roll of paper towels over the misted background. Repeat with more water, if needed.
Stamp the background with the two sentiment stamps and Jet Black ink.
Stamp randomly with French Script and the circular stamp from the Photography set. Use second and third generation stamping (stamp on a piece of scrap paper first).
Stamp the Film Frame and the smaller frame from Photography on acetate.
Distress with alcohol ink, on the back. I later removed some of the ink, so that there wouldn’t be too much ink over the photos, but mainly around the edges.
Stamp one of the vintage cameras From Capture Life and three labels from Photography on Mixed Media cardstock and cut out. Ink with Antique Linen and Ground Espresso.
I was really happy with the look that the paper towel technique gave to the Distress Crayon background, and the random stamping adds even more texture.
Adhere small photos behind the frames, my photos didn’t quite fill the frames, but I let it be like that since I liked that you could see some of the background.
The vintage camera stamps from Capture Life are wonderful. There is a second one too, with a large external flash.
I also used a small piece of Tim Holtz idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon and a Small Talk sentiment.
Darkroom Door Capture Life Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Film Frame Stamp
Mixed Media Cardstock
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Ground Espresso
Tsukineko Stazon Jet Black
Distress Crayons: Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber
Alcohol ink: Ranger Adirondack: Lake Mist, Mushroom, Latte, Teakwood, Blending Solution
Ranger Dina Wakley White Gesso
Tim Holtz idea-ology: Film Strip Ribbon, Passport Design Tape, Dapper Design Tape, Small Talk Stickers
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Capture Life Art Journal Page