Safari Art Journal Page with Filmstrip Border Stamp

Darkroom Door - Saturday, November 19, 2016

Hello, it is Anna-Karin Evaldsson here with you today sharing an art journal page made with the new Filmstrip Border Stamp. I love these new big border stamps and they can be used for many types of projects and techniques. The stamps are 11.8 inches long, and are therefore perfect for scrapbooking layouts, or, as in my case, for the large Ranger Dylusions journal. At the same time, they will work just as well for cardmaking and other smaller projects too. You could, for instance, use just one of the sections on the filmstrip.

I have a thing for Filmstrip elements, since it brings my mind back to the pre-digital camera days, and also makes me think of my grandfather’s darkroom. For this project, I paired up the Filmstrip Border Stamp with the Wild Africa stamps. This page is dedicated to the rhino, which is seriously threatened by poaching. South Africa has the biggest rhino population in the world, and poaching has increased dramatically, from 13 rhinos in 2007 to 1175 last year. It is very tragic.

The Filmstrip Border looks great stamped on acetate. I stamped it with Stazon Jet Black. Use a 12 inch acrylic block. 

I stamped the filmstrip with small images from African Trees and sentiments from Wild Africa Vol. 1, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 rubber stamp sets, on the same side as the Stazon stamping. Turn the filmstrip around and distress it with alcohol ink. It is important to work on the non-stamped side, otherwise you will smudge the stamping.

The rhino from Wild Africa Vol. 3 stamp set looks great stamped on glossy cardstock. Ink the rhino up with Watering Can and the grass with Fern Green Archival Ink. Colour the rhino with Distress Inks. I used a Colorbox Stylus Tool with an Oval tip and Ranger’s Craft Nibs. You can also use other ink-blending tools. 

I made my own washi tape using Dina Wakley’s Blank Media Tape. Adhere to a craft sheet and colour with alcohol inks. 

Stamp with rhino foot prints. 

For the background, I covered a page in my large Dylusions journal with gesso, and later added some mountains from torn old book paper. The page was painted with Distress Paints. 

Create a scene using a mix of tree and animal stamps from the African Trees set. Stamped with Stazon Smoke Gray.

Place the stamped filmstrip along one edge of the journal. The alcohol ink gives a great effect to the filmstrip. I like that you can see the scene below through the filmstrip. 

In the sky, I stamped the birds from African Trees, as well as a sentiment from Wilderness Vol. 1

Add some pen work here and there on the page.

Use paint and a pen to add shadows to the trees, animals and mountains.  

Adhere the cut-out rhino to the page and layer the stamped and torn tape at the bottom. You could also stamp the rhino right into the scene, but in this case, I wanted her to stand out from the background and be clearly visible.

Add more journaling with letter stickers.

You could do this filmstrip technique with any theme, just stamp different images and sentiments along the filmstrip.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Border Stamp
Darkroom Door African Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 3 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wilderness Vol.1 Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Dylusions Large Journal
Gloss Cardstock
Ranger Alcohol Ink: Latte, Teakwood, Mushroom, Pitch Black, Pesto
Ranger Archival Ink: Fern Green, Watering Can, Jet Black
Ranger Distress Ink: Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs
Tsukineko Stazon Ink Pads: Jet Black, Smoke Gray
Ranger Distress Paint: Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw
Tim Holtz idea-ology: Label Letters
Ranger Dina Wakley: Blank Media Tape
Darkroom Door: 12 inch Acrylic Block
Colorbox Stylus Tool with Oval Tip

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you so much for looking.

Happy stamping!




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