I have been having fun in my Art Journal again. This time I have been trying some wooden stamps that I have been holding for a while without being used, so I gathered them up and put them together on this page.
I first of all gessoed the pages and then painted them with my orange Pebeo paint before using a irridescent red one to create "tartan" stripes. Love these Pebeo paints.
I stamped the paisley stamp with white acrylic paint, stamped some bubblewrap in yellow paint, then onto the large flower stamp which I bought in Abergavenny Market quite by chance. First with the turquoise paint, then white acrylic paint and finally red paint, without cleaning the stamp in between! I edged around the Believe as the stamp was not vibrant enough for me, and then filled in the letters with a fine paintbrush.
I stamped my Tim Holtz stamp (my favourite sentiment in fact), then brushed over with Perfect Pearls. I used some irredescent purple paint and a bottle cap or two.
Then I went around the edge with a rope stamp which I bought in Amsterdam and brushed again with some purple PPs. I love the sheen on the red paint.
Well that is it from me for now. This is only my second page and I am loving the freedom of this Art Journal thing. It is a great way to try out ideas and techniques, as well as new stamps and paints.