Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Adding Hand Carved Stamps to an Art Journal Spread ~

Hi guys!
I started carving stamps again and I really have
missed the creativity it provides for a "maker". 
I started with simple shapes to create a
pattern that can be stamped over and over.

I used some stamps by Darkroom Door also to complete 
and add interest to my art journal page. I will list all
supplies at the bottom of the post.

This spread won't mean anything to anyone else but it does to me and
that what art journaling is all about.  The pages are colored with Distress Oxide
 ink, watered down.  Just painted it over the pages.  I used
Distress Medium Collage to adhere small pieces of the hand carved
stamped piece that I created. 

I then added vintage dictionary paper from my stash.  Then with 
Archival/Jet Black I stamped images from six different Darkroom
Door Stamp
sets.  The leaves are colored with Distress Oxide
inks and highlighted with a white gel pen.

I added the word strip stickers by Tim Holtz using 3D Foam Strips by 
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  The stamps represented from
Darkroom Door are: Garden Birds, Number Medley, Fine Leaves, 
Grunge Marks, Stitched Borders and Global Postmarks.

The company links are on my blog sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by~


  1. Connie, your hand carved stamps rock, girl. I am your biggest fan and love all you do. I'm going to take the time to flip through your site when I take Jim to Dr this afternoon.See ya then!😁🤗

  2. Wow, I love the stamps you carved, and how you used them in your journal. Gorgeous result!


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