Welcome February…where here in Ontario, Canada is usually the worst month of Winter. The coldest, snowiest and the most productive in the studio. The weather has been pretty good and I’ve been creating a lot of art and since February “to me” is a month of sharing love…it’s artsy giveaway time….actually it’s “giveways”.
In this how-to video, you’ll learn how to create an organized print for art journaling, collage or other types of art. I’ll also be using scraps of tracing paper for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation stamping to create more printed papers.
To prepare for the next batch of printed paper using cling stamps, a restock was needed. I just came back from a “big box” art store and my jaw dropped at the price of gift bag tissue! I headed on over to $Rama and they had some really paper there and the quality was just as good, if not better. Which makes me go “hmmmmm”. What makes this project so much fun is if you have a cling stamps (rubber stamps is in the next blog post), just load them on an acrylic plate and “bam”… your printed tissue is done.
A great way to get rid of “blank page” syndrome is to add a background just to break up the white space. An easy way to do this is to use printed tissue, but holy smokes… have you seen the price of that stuff? In this video lesson, I’m going to show you simple ways to create your own custom and unique printed tissue by using random stencils, acrylic paint, a stamp pad and a variety of paper.
This is my absolute favourite method of making an art journal… I simply take existing pages and bind them as I need to. So for this video, I bind all my journal pages that I’ve received in the Creative Art Journaling 8×10 swap. This method is what I”m going to be using for the Dark Side of Vintage project.
In this video, I’ll show you how to make a pamphlet style journal out of recycled newspapers. (it’s an older video, but a timeless technique).