Thursday, April 30, 2015

Art Journaling with Stamps, Stencils and Inventive Inks

Recently I stepped outside my comfort zone to take Marjie Kemper's online class at Craftsy.  Thank you for all the nice comments on that post.  I am please to announce that the winner of the 1/2 priced Inventive Inks class is:

Congratulations Suzie!  I've sent you the 1/2 price link and hope you enjoy the class nearly as much as I did!

I decided to take one of the tags I started in the class and build around it in my art journal.  Here's what happened:

I had stamped one of the Shiva faces from Rubbermoon and embossed it (thank you Marjie - Distress Inks are awesome for embossing!).  I also had left over from another project one of the hands from the Namaste stencil, which I had stenciled using embossing paste.  
These worked perfectly to embellish the tag I had created in the class, using a phrase from the Wall of Words and Flowers, Pomegranates and Leaves stencils from Stencil Girl.

I also used the distress inks mixed with water to tint a picture of myself from High School.  The white swirls and Lotus flowers are from one of the stencils from Stencil Club.

I know I will continue to be inspired by Marjie's class, and the techniques will reverberate in works to come.

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  1. I'm so happy you enjoyed the class. This work you've created is stunning and I adore that hand stencil of yours! Congrats to Suzie.

  2. You are both so creative and inspiring. Congrats to Suzie.

  3. Congratulations,'re a lucky gal.
    Jessica, I love the idea of using your beautiful tags in your journal. I have a lot of finished tags on a ring that hang on my would be perfect to include them in my journal. I know tags are a great way to practice using different art supplies, but what do you use your finished tags for mostly?

    1. Hi Sue - great questions - I often send them as "happy mail" either attached to a larger card or just on their own with writing on the back. Or I give them as little "thinking of you" gifts or, if they are flat, with a book as a book mark. The possibilities are endless!

  4. Look at that pretty young thing that is you. Nice work on that piece. Scary is good. Easier the old we get, xox

  5. How is it that you manage to hit me on the head so often? Fabulous tag, and the perfect quote - love it!

  6. Wonderful Jessica! I love your tag with all of the bright colors and that picture of you is so pretty!


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