Art Journal Page: Collage Leaves and Pencil Marks #5

Hey there, it’s Isa! I’m thrilled to share a simple yet striking journal page I recently created using my beloved stamp sets, Collage Leaves and Pencil Marks #5. This process offers endless possibilities for unleashing your creativity with these fantastic stamps!

For this project, I began by selecting a page from my handmade journal that featured some printed text. These printed elements add an intriguing pattern to the background effortlessly. To set the stage, I applied a background wash using watered-down acrylics in two harmonious colors. The idea was to maintain a subtle background, allowing a vibrant focal point to take center stage later on.

To create texture and interest, I used “Pencil Marks #5” to gently stamp the page in three distinct spots near the edges. I prefer Stazon black ink for mixed media projects like this because of its permanence.

To introduce more depth and contrast to the background, I used a makeup brush to push richer paint through the “Big Ovals” stencil. 

Next, on a separate sheet of paper, I went wild with vibrant colors, generously applying them with a scraper and then swirling them around to cover the entire sheet. I then used Stazon Ink to stamp various images and words from the “Collage Leaves” set multiple times.

I fussy cut three of these stamped images and adhered them to my journal page. I also added a sentiment in the opposite corner to balance the composition.

But because I’m all about those subtle details, especially when the focal point is ultra-vibrant, I drew loose lines using a Neocolor II crayon and blended them with water. To add a touch of magic, I added white pastel marks to the black images.

And there you have it! 

Ready to make your own? 

Get inspired and let your creativity flow! 🎨✨ 

 And don’t forget to share your creations with your own favorite stamps on our Facebook page RubberDance Stamping Lounge or on Instagram #rubberdancestamps! 🎨🌸

Here’s an Instagram reel to help you create this journal page:

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