HOW TO MAKE AMAZING ART JOURNAL PAGES WITH STAMPS

 

Inside: make an art journal page using stamps and stamping techniques

 

When I started crafting I didn't really used stamps. They were mostly suitable for scrapbook pages and especially card making and it wasn't really my style. However stamps seemed really cool to me and I really wanted to use them so I tried to think if and how I can use them on my art journal pages. Over time the stamp world caught up with me and started producing stamps that are perfect for art journaling and today there are so many options.

 

 

HOW TO ART JOURNAL WITH STAMPS

Stamps are a versatile tool that can be used in all stages of making an art journal page. I wanted to show you how you can do that so I created an art journal page with stamps from the first step of making the background, the accents to the focal point.

 

BACKGROUND

The first step of any art journal page is the background. I wanted the background to be colorful enough for the next step so I used different types of stamps with different colors of inks to create a very busy and colorful background.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Use background stamps with different patterns.
  2. Choose strong and vibrant ink colors. For this kind of technique (that most of the background is covered later with paint) don't use distress inks. It's best to use permanent inks.
  3. Stamp the page and layer the different patterns.

 

 

ACCENTS AND/OR THEME

The next step in an art journal page is to start adding elements that coordinated with the theme of the page. You can add them with paper, doodling, stencils and in this case stamps.

Continue like this:

  1. Stamp the background with drop outline stamps (you can do this by hand if you don't have these stamps). Use a very soft color of ink that will hardly show on the page.
  2. Paint around the drops with acrylic paints. Paint only one layer so the background will still show through.

 

 

FOCAL POINT

The most important thing on an art journal page is the focal point. The focal point can be text, image or any element that draws your eyes to it and is the main element on the page.

The focal point on this page is a stamped and colored image. There are two ways to add a stamped focal point to an art journal page:

  • A cut image
  • Stamp directly on the page.

On this page add a cut out stamped image. Do this:

  1. Stamp an image on a white cardstock. Use permanent ink that will not smudge when you color it.
  2. Cut it out.
  3. Color the image with your choice of paints.
  4. Attach the image to the art journal page.

 

 

TEXT

Adding text to an art journal page is a key element. There are many ways to add text to your page from handwriting and stickers to cut out letters and stencils.

Finish the page:

  1. Pick an ink color that would stand out on the background paint.
  2. Use letter stamps to add the text to the page.
  3. Stamp the letters in an interesting shape like a wave,a circle or in vertical instead of a regular line. This will make your page more interesting and fun.

 

 

here are some more ideas for art journal pages with stamping techniques:

Stamped leafs on acrylic paint background

Whimsical girls standing on the hill

Background stamps

Number stamps as background element

 

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4 comments on “HOW TO MAKE AMAZING ART JOURNAL PAGES WITH STAMPS

  • When I was first introduced to the world of stamping many years ago, what appealed to me most was that even though I could not draw, using stamps made me feel artistic. Stamping has opened up a whole world of possibilities for me and I am starting to explore the mixed media world. Also have become addicted to gel printing, and I can use my stamps and dies on my prints. So much fun!

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