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

Grevilleas Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here with you today to share an art journal spread featuring the fabulous new Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set. These stamps are so gorgeous and absolutely perfect for cards, tags, atcs, art journal pages as well as layout backgrounds. I have created this project in the Dina Wakley 8x10 Media Journal using the watercolour paper in the journal.


Instructions:
1. Apply a thin coat of white gesso to the watercolour pages in the journal. Allow to dry. Dilute some Dylusions paint in Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise with water in a palette. Spritz the art journal pages with water and apply the diluted paint using a soft wet paintbrush. Allow to dry.

2. Remove one of the watercolour pages from elsewhere in the journal and cut 4 joined tags from it using actual tags as a template. Apply the same diluted paint to the watercolour tags as per the background and allow to dry. Place the tags on the background (but do NOT stick down yet) and flick the diluted paint over the surfaces. Allow the droplets to dry or speed things up with a heat gun. Stamp the tag piece with various stamps from the Grevilleas Stamp Set using Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. Allow to dry.

3. Apply Hero Arts Neon Ombre Ink in Chartreuse to Blue (or use a combination of Leaf Green and Paradise Teal Archival Inks) to the script stamp from the Correspondence Stamp Set. Stamp on the background. Repeat several times across the background.

4. Apply white gesso with a latex make-up wedge randomly over the Large Stencil – Circles on the background. Repeat until you have enough to be visible and form a frame around the tags that will be stuck down in the middle of the spread. Allow the gesso to dry. Use a black journaling pen followed by a white paint pen to scribble messy circles around the stencil. The looser you keep your hand the better with this technique so the shakier the better. Try not to let your hand tense up while scribbling.


5. Add some stamping to your pages using some butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set as well as the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp and the Jet Black ink. Add some journaling using a black journaling pen. My journaling includes the names of some of the various grevilleas we grow here at home to give my pages a personal touch.


6. Add some twine to the top of the tags and ink the edges with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Glue the tags into the art journal spread. Stamp the title using the Alphabet Medley Stamp Set onto the watercolour paper off-cuts. Cut out each letter and ink with Twisted Citron Distress Ink. Add to the page and draw around the letters using the black journaling pen.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Archival Ink Jet Black
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
Gesso
Sharpie White Paint Pen
Black journaling pen


I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own art journal pages using this fabulous stamp set! Don’t forget to share your beautiful creations in the Darkroom Door Inspiration Group on Facebook

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Butterflies & Books Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Sunday, May 13, 2018
Hello Darkroom Door fans! It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share an art journal page featuring the fabulous new Small Stencil Butterflies. The idea for this art journal spread began with me wanting to use the butterfly stencil as wings for a cute vintage girl die-cut. I then needed to ground her by sitting her on something and the book stack was the perfect size. I then began flicking through an old Smash album I had in my stash and came across a bookshelf page. Perfect! That then made me think about all of the amazing books full of everything you can imagine and more in a library which pretty much gave me free reign to use as many stamps as I liked!



Instructions:
1. Place the Butterflies Small (outer) Stencil over a piece of smooth white cardstock. Tape the stencil in place with a little washi tape to secure if you need to. Apply Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. 

2. Now add the inner stencil and secure with washi tape. Using the ink blending tool again, apply Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet Distress Inks. Remove the inner stencil.

3. Lightly trace around the edge of the outer stencil. Remove the stencil and fussy cut the butterfly. Ink the edges with the Spiced marmalade ink. Add to the back of the die-cut girl.

4. Use a stamping platform to firstly stamp the stacked books using Tree Branch Archival Ink onto smooth white cardstock. Then use Faber-Castell Pitt Artist ‘Big Brush’ Pens to colour the spines of the individual books and re-stamp.

5. Ink the pages of your art journal using the same inks as for the butterfly wings. 

6. Add some stamping to the background pages using the Alphabet Background Stamp and Jet Black Archival Ink. For this project I used the stamp without an acrylic block. I inked the stamp haphazardly and lifted the edges of it so that I wouldn’t get full contact. This gives a more random stamping effect.

7. Apply various stamps of your choosing on smooth white cardstock using the same Jet Black ink. Ink with the Brushed Corduroy ink, fussy cut and add all images to the page. Add some quote stamps too.




Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil - Butterflies
Darkroom Door Alphabet Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bold Blossoms Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Office Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Everyday Life Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Tree Branch
Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen “Big Brush”: 118 Scarlet Red, 133 Magenta, 146 Sky Blue, 178 Nougat, 199 Black

I hope you are feeling inspired by my project featuring this fun new stencil to give it a try yourself. I absolutely love how well all of the various Darkroom Door products co-ordinate with each other. It makes it so easy and so fun to create art journal spreads as well as any other project you can think of.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Enjoy Life Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today to share an art journal page using gel printed backgrounds in my Dina Wakley Media journal. This journal has different surfaces to work on and this spread uses a watercolour page and a canvas page. 


 

To create the background on the left side (the watercolour surface), I spritzed the large Polka Dots stencil with Spiced Marmalade Dylusions ink spray before placing it onto a large gel plate face down so the ink went onto the gel plate. Then I squeezed out some Lime Dina Wakley Media paint and brayered over the entire surface so the lime would go into the open circle areas. Lift off the stencil and then place the gel plate directly onto the watercolour page to make the print. The print will show the orange and the green colours. 



On the right side (the canvas surface) I used the round gel plate to create three circle prints with the same Lime paint. Draw around them with a black Scribble Stick. Stamp inside the circles using quotes from the Enjoy Life and Amsterdam Vol 2 stamp sets using Archival Jet Black ink. 



Back onto the left side, I adhered some painted torn sheet music to the page using Gel Medium. The tag was created using the crayon resist technique using the French Script Background Stamp and the Wings stamp set with Distress Inks. Tie some ribbon at the top of the tag and adhere to the journal page. To finish the page I hand wrote some text at the top and bottom of the sheet music. 




Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Large Polka Dots Stencil 
Darkroom Door Wings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Enjoy Life Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Amsterdam Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Gel Plate 9"x11" 
Round Gel Plate
Dylusions Ink Spray: Spiced Marmalade
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Lime
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Scribble Sticks Set 1
Distress Inks
White Crayon 
Dina Wakley Media Journal 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Rachel

Cherish Today Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Friday, April 20, 2018

Hi there! It's Rachel Greig with you today to share an art journal page from my Dina Wakley Media journal. This spread uses one of the watercolour pages and one of the Kraft pages. I've created each page as a separate piece of artwork, but used colours that kept it consistent so they look good together as a double page spread. 



I started by scraping some white gesso onto the watercolour card stock (left side) and then painting over the top with diluted paint. The diluted paint will lightly resist the gesso. 


The two tags I used were coloured with Distress inks. The tag on the left was stamped with the Imperfection Quote Stamp and hearts from the Hearts stamp set. The tag on the right was stamped with the French Script Background Stamp before stamping two numbers from the Big Numbers stamp set. I trimmed two images from the Photo Booth collage sheets to adhere to the tags. The 'Happy Days' text is from the Art de Fleur Vol 2 stamp set. Tie some string at the top of the tags and adhere to the page as shown. This is a great way to use tags in your journals! 


The Kraft page was super easy and quick! I stamped the Vine Border Stamp several times across the top of the page using Archival Jet Black ink. The quote from Art de Fleur Vol 2 Stamp set was stamped in the bottom right corner using Distress Embossing ink and embossed in gold embossing powder. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Vine Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Art de Fleur Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Distress Embossing ink
Gold Embossing Powder
White Gesso 
PhotoBooth 

I love the different surfaces in this journal - I hope this has inspired you to give it a try! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel