Monday, 6 February 2017

Do small things..

Hello everyone,

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 ! 


  1. This is fab Corrie, I need to get my gelli plate out now....after childminding duties of course. Rose is too young to appreciate a gelli plate. Your finished page is lovely. X

  2. Kan wel zien dat jij heerlijk aan het spelen bent geweest! Mooie kleuren en ik denk dat ik de plate ook weer eens te voorschijn haal; je hebt me op een idee gebracht :) Groetjes, Gerrina

  3. I can see all the detail so much better on my Mac than iPad! I just adore it. I do love the bird stamp but I'm not familiar with the company. I feel we need these fresh colours at this time of year. Thank you. Jo

  4. Fabulous use of colour and stamps, love the design and composition xxx

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  6. I've been having a scroll through some of the fabulous things I've missed and had to pause here... what a beautiful page - amazing background (and so cool seeing all the details of how you created the layers and textures. Fantastic post, thank you!
    Alison x