Art Journal Page: Humility

As one Studio regular remarked last night: ‘you’re doing a lot of art journal pages recently’… She’d been away for a couple of months and hadn’t heard the news that I’m soon to be demonstrating on Hochanda TV channel. This week’s task is to pull together a supplies list for Sam (one of the channel’s buyers) so she can get some stock sorted and book me in for my first shows.

Last night, at The Studio’s monthly art journal session, we were carving our own stamps and developing patterns. I decided to do one too and carved the inverse of one of the stamps I’d previously done to demo the technique. Here’s the page that developed in between showing a first-timer how to build a background, and of course making the refreshments šŸ˜‰


Used in this layout:

  • Speedball Speedy-Carve
  • Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Dusty Concord / Shaded Lilac / Victorian Velvet
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Deep Purple / Rose Madder
  • Distress Sprayer
  • Posca Pens (1M & 3M)
  • Ikea: washi tapes

Top tip:
For the inverse stamp, I inked up my original, stamped it onto the Speedy-Carve and then cut away the inked areas.



One thought on “Art Journal Page: Humility

  1. Lovely, Neil. And a great quote from C.S. Lewis too. How very true. I love your stamps inspired by your Zentangles, and how cool to cut an inverse stamp too – I must investigate that stamp cutting material.


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