and welcome to this blogpost where I am showcasing the wonderful 100 Proof Press Stamps. As you might already know, Sara from 100 Proof Press asked me if I was interested in doing some design work for her and of course I had to say yes ! Her stamps are wonderful ! I already had some in my collection but for today's art journal I used one of my new ones :
And here's how I made it :
I wasn't sure about what colours I wanted to use so I sat down with some lovely DecoArt Media paints and my gelli plate
Apart from sometimes stamps and stencils I use these 'tools' on my gelli plate.
First layer of paint....
And this is how it looked when finished. I decided to try some cooler colours too.
Again first layer...
And the finished article; I decided to use this one...
Next stamping the background. I tried to do it with paint but it gave me a very faint impression so I repeated the process with white embossing powder.
Remember to wash your stamps straight away after using paint as it is really difficult to get off once it dries...
I also added some model paste through a stencil..
Here is the almost finished background; I really like how it turned out. I added some script stamping in grey archival ink too.
I added some starbursts in black for contrast.
The bird was coloured with Copic Markers and cut out. I thought he didn't stand out enough so I added a die cut heart underneath him.. I added some lines to the outside of the heart with a black marker.
The last thing I did is add the words. This is a Mother Teresa quote, I stamped it and cut it into strips, adhered it to the page and doodled around them.
Here's a close up of the lovely bird.
and a close-up of the embossing and model paste.
And this is the finished page again...
I have used the following 100 Proof Press Stamps:
Thank you so much for stopping by today !