Friday, July 26, 2013

Fresh Fridays: Just Stamp it!

"Creativity is not a driving force. It happens. It creates itself and you have to be open."  -Mayumi Oda, Artist and Writer

Welcome to Fresh Fridays! I absolutely LOVE my tip for today and need to remember to use it in my artwork more...especially my art journals.

So many times when we journal it's easy to stuck repeating the same old techniques over and over...especially when it comes to writing down our thoughts, a quote or a word. Either we use our own handwriting or print it out on the computer. I like to mix it up a bit and use my stamps...but instead of stamping directly on the page I do this...

I take my letter stamps, put paint on them then stamp the letter onto a piece of cardstock. After it dries I use my papercutter to cut each letter, ink around the letters then Mod Podge to my page.  I LovE this look! It's also fun to outline each letter in either black or white paint. This gives a real hand-drawn feel.

When journaling or using a quote just stamp it onto cardstock...cut out each word, ink the edges and doodle lines or dots around each word. Finally Mod Podge to your page.

Super simple yet so different. Try it the next time you journal!


  1. Great tip....I have several sets of foam stamps from FOREVER ago, need to break those bad boys out and play! :D

  2. I do this a lot with various stamps, both words and pictures. Gives a little height and interest.


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