27 March 2013
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.
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.
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Stamps used:Carved FlowersRegal FrameCarved Flowers Journal Page
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