Today I'm combining ink & paint in one of my small art journals. Thanks for stopping by!
This book measures 6″ X 8″, so it is 12″ wide as shown. The pages are colored with Distress Inks and a bit of paint. Any highlighted links are affiliate links that can be used at no cost to you.
Combining Ink & Paint
The paint comes from a tag I made recently while I was using my Gel Printing Plate to create a different art journal spread. I used a bunch of tags during that process and saved them for other projects. This one looked like a perfect match for today's spread. I applied purple and blue Distress Inks over the paint and adhered the tag with matte medium once the ink was dry.
Have you ever spread a stamp out over multiple surfaces? I think it adds interest to the design. I used a piece of leftover clear packaging to ‘audition' the stamp and figured out how I needed to place it to position it on multiple surfaces.
Below, you can see how I stamped the butterfly from the Tim Holtz Fairytale Frenzy stamp set directly onto the page as well as partially onto two separate Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). I stamped it with Jet Black Archival Ink. I also used that same black ink around the edges and for the top layers of stenciling.
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Here's a closer look at the right hand page:
And the left side:
And one close-up. A reminder to Let it Go!
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