Art Journal Page: Make Art (and stop hoarding)


In fear of being hoist by my own petard, I set to this morning to tackle something that has been building up for quite a while… I’d made a comment yesterday on the Craftwork Cards Fan Page in response to a post about hoarding craft materials: that it was only hoarding if you hadn’t actually used them. And then realised my collection of rubber stamps that hadn’t seen an ink pad was quite extensive #neverbeenused #nbu. So I laid them all out to start planning on using them all at least once… it might take a while:
IMG_6434_wThis double spread layout uses brayered acrylic paints as the background – invaluable for wiping away errant ink once dry. Ranger Archival Inks used: Blue Violet / Saffron / Magenta Hue / Jet Black / Venetian Orange. Ranger Glacier White Pigment Ink. Stamps: Art Journey ‘Brushes & Pencils’; Stampendous ‘Cling Artist Elements’, ‘Brush Strokes’; Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp ‘Coffee Stain’, ‘Pen Nibs’; Visible Image ‘Ink Splats’; Artemio 10001176 (swirls). Shading done with Sakura Koi Colouring Brush Pen and a water brush.


2 thoughts on “Art Journal Page: Make Art (and stop hoarding)

  1. I have stamps like that too. But the other day I was asked to make a folded book for an 80th birthday. The old chap is a weight lifter (still). My mind clicked. Somewhere in the hoard I had a Tim Holtz stamp with a weight lifter. It was part of a set of 4, the other 3 have been used numerous times but I never thought I would find a use for the weight lifter. How sick would I have felt it I had got rid of it?

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