“Listen” Art Journal Page Tutorial

Hello! I’m back today with a tutorial using Darkroom Door’s new foot-long Numbers border stamp.  The focal point on this page is an expression that always resonates with me:  “You have two ears and one mouth. Listen twice as much.”  I aspire to follow it.

Art journal page with Darkroom Door Numbers border stamp (Kemper)Base color

I started out spraying Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Ink Sprays plus water on the right side of my journal.  Next, I smooshed (technical term) the dry left page into the wet right one to absorb the excess.

Art journal page with Dylusions Ink Sprays (Marjie Kemper)

Embossing Powder

I stamped the Numbers border stamp with Distress Ink and heat-embossed it with clear powder.

Art journal page with Darkroom Door Numbers border stamp (Kemper)

Stenciling

I do love stencils. Here I’ve added some very light mists of Dylusions through one of Michelle Ward’s StencilGirl stencils.

Art journal page with Darkroom Door Numbers border stamp (Kemper)

Use Your Stash

I tore out the right side page, and cut it up into embellishments. After stamping and cutting out the letters, I added old chipboard letters and paper punches to make accents.

Art journal page with Darkroom Door Numbers border stamp (Kemper)

Now the hard part: taking the sentiment and practicing it.

Art journal page with Darkroom Door Numbers border stamp (Kemper)

I hope you enjoyed this very pink tutorial.

Listen Art journal page with Darkroom Door Numbers border stamp (Kemper)

If you’d like to learn more about the techniques I use working with Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Inks and more…. check out my online class with Craftsy.  It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee!   It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects.  Newsletter subscribers receive an automatic discount code for the class, so sign up here for the newsletter if interested. Here’s a 2-minute preview video:

 
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 And to my American friends, Happy Thanksgiving!

Marjie

Your comments are very much appreciated!

Comments

  1. It is very pink but it is also very beautiful, love your layering – great sentiment too! xx

  2. Brilliant idea! Love the outcome!

  3. Kathy C Bradley says:

    Marjie,
    Beautiful page and thanks for sharing the steps. I especially like your “smooshing” technique – very cool. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Marjie Kemper says:

      Thanks, Kathy! Glad that high-tech technique called out to you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!