Friday, October 26, 2018

Art journal page by Elina

Elina here with you today, sharing my latest art journal page for which I used the fun 'mirror stamping' technique:

My starting point was a page in my art journal that had got some paint from the project next to it. I did not want to try to cover the paint stains with gesso, but used a piece of craft cardstock instead. Before gluing the strip on the bottom of the page I inked the page with yellow and orange Distress inks.

I stamped the main image on white paper, and replicated it with mirror stamping: In mirror stamping you first stamp the image on a smooth surface like the back of a large stamp or a piece of ez-mount foam. Then you use that surface as your stamp, and it transfers the inked image onto your paper. This technique works best for outlined images, but as you see here, it can very well be used for more detailed images, too. My mistake was to use a bit dry ink pad, and I had to reinforce some of the lines of both images with a thin black marker. But the result looks quite nice!

For the bottom part of the page I added layers of stamped images. Some of the images I fuzzy cut and glued on the page, some I just stamped on the previous layers.

The top of the page I decorated with stamped dots and stamped and fuzzy cut circles.

Using various stamped images and creating collage art journal pages is so much fun. True art journaling pleasure!

For this page I used the following VLVS! stamps (click the links for more info):

Clown Face
Row of Distressed Lines
Writing Circles Background
Typeset Scallop
Tired Of Trying To Cram
Doodle Dots
Multi-Leaf Branch
Staple X

Wishing you a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!


Julie S said...

What fun, Elina! I've never tried mirror stamping (at least successfully - haha). I'll have to give it another whirl.

by belle said...

OMG Elina!! Love this!