Friday, July 3, 2015

Gelli printing and foam stamps

If you caught my post earlier in the week, you saw the cube stamp I created with some leftover sticky foam. I also showed how the foam stamps handle various mediums. After I played around a bit with the stamps, I decided to give it a try on my 3 x 5 Gelli Arts printing plate.

I also love my large gelli plate, but I'd have to say I'm partial to my smaller one. It's just so convenient and easy to use.

I love just playing with layers of colors.

The more layers...

and more texture you add...

The cooler the look.

I just started stamping these block prints in my large Ranger Dylusions journal.

I filled a whole spread with a patch work design.

This will be the perfect place to start keeping some of my favorite Bible verses.

I added to my prints with a graphite stick, some home made stamps, gelly roll pens and a solidified marker.

I love just cutting out the words from a computer and gluing them on. I may write some out also, just to add to the eclectic look of this page.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Easy Stamps

We are in the process of moving so I've been going through trying to "de-clutter", which for anyone creative is a hard task. I keep finding things in my "trash" pile that I can make into something useful. I found this little cube and some sticky foam scraps, and made this great stamp. So much for being productive with packing :)

I make the sticky foam stamps often just using a piece of sturdy cardboard or a wood block, but this one is nice because it's small and has 6 sides. Perfect for my travel tote.

I tried in out with several different mediums. This is black archival ink.

Color Archival Ink. (Ranger)

I always used archival inks because they are waterproof so they don't run or smear if you put something over them.

Distress Paint dabber. (Tim Holtz Distress Paint)

The foam stamps work well with just about any medium.
Check back later this week to see the journal page I used using these stamps.

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