I have an art journal for my DT post for Katzelkraft today. I got some new stamps recently and I fell in love with the fabulous background stamps I used on this art journal. It is a collage and it is huge...
I used a technique by Jennifer McGuire shown HERE on YouTube.
You start with water-soluble ink on your paper; I used Distress Inks. Let it dry totally and then stamp your stamp of choice (or more than one) with VersaMark ink. Use clear embossing powder and heat until the powder is melted.
Next spray the whole thing with water, leave for a little while and then mop up with kitchen paper.
The ink that is locked under the embossing will stay bright and where there is no embossing it will come off somewhat to bleach it. You can see the result in my journal.
I stamped the cat and the butterflies on white card stock, coloured them; the cat with Copic markers and the butterflies with Distress inks and a blending tool. I added some white on the butterflies with a white gel pen. After colouring I cut everything out, and adhered the images to my page. I did stamp the images on the page as well. Lastly I doodled around the page and added the sentiment.
I used stamps from the following sets: (clicking the link will take you straight to the shop)
I hope you enjoyed your visit and I'd like to thank you for stopping by today !