Mixed Media Art Journal Page With Stamped Tracing Paper

Hey Isa here! Today I want to show you how to add translucent layers to your journal page using stamps on tracing paper!

For this page, you’ll need 90 gsm tracing paper and the watercolor-like gel printed papers we did in my last month’s tutorial, « Mixed Media Journal Page with Sketchy Flowers and Watercolor-Like background», that you can still watch here.

The first step is to create a repetitive stamping pattern on various sheets of tracing paper. 

I cut the tracing paper into A5 sheets. Each sheet is then covered with one same stamp with black Stazon ink. Stazon is the best ink for this technique because it dries fast and it’s permanent.

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For some sheets, I decided to overlap the stamping by stamping twice or even three times without re-inking, in order to get depth in the pattern. 

Once I’ve got enough (do we ever get enough ☺️)stamped tracing paper sheets,  I cut circles out of different sizes using punchers. I also cut the negative shapes left by the circles, as I’m sure I’ll use them in another project!

Then I glued down the background of my page in my handmade journal (this paper comes from the gel printing session we did in my earlier tutorial).

I added a highly contrasting roundish piece of painted rice paper on the right and a tiny accent piece in the bottom left corner. 

Now, here comes the circles we cut in the tracing paper! I chose 3 circles of different sizes and different patterns, and glued them down with a glue stick more or less randomly on the right hand side of the page, knowing I’ll put my focal point on the left.

To add more texture to the page, I slightly stamped the background with a stamp from the « Pick a Number » set.

For my focal point, I took one of the watercolor-like papers made last month, stamped it and fussy cut it before glueing it down on the page. I think the turquoise blue is stunning on that warm yellow! I added tiny strips of handmade wash tape on the stem of the Pencil Marks stamp, to make it look a bit more grounded.

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To finish up, I hand stitch the edge of the page in a similar color to the focal point. 

And there you have it! A mixed media journal page with stamped tracing paper!

I hope you enjoyed following along with me, 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 a similar journal page.

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