Expect The Unexpected
Oh my goodness, time flies by, it is almost spring (well today here it definitely is) and it is already 3 months since Christmas! It is so nice to see you here. My name is Gabriele, I am a mixed media artist from Germany and a proud member of the Rubber Dance Design Team.
As a mixed media artist I very often have problems with stamping on collage and acrylic paint as the surface is not even. Working in a journal makes it even more complicated, as the pages bend. When I attach my stamps to an acrylic stamp block, I usually get a scattered image of the stamp. So I would have to either stamp on a piece of paper and collage that or find another solution. Not using an acrylic block helps, as I can follow the uneven background by pressing the stamps down with my fingers. But still, it will not be perfect.
Not so perfect images are more an inspiration and a challenge than a disaster for me. In the center of the page you see a partially stamped image of a couple. Instead of covering up the little accident I added some doodling in white. I really love how it turned out.
Here is a closeup of the center piece. The stamp is Vintage Romance, nicely faded. This way it is not so dominant and I can place an eye to complete my creature that popped up (with a little help).
I love the Grunge Swirls and use this stamp a lot to give boring parts some interest and texture.
Also very useful and perfect to pimp collages are the Old Book Page Stamp and the new sheet Round In Circles. The postage stamp is from the sheet Collage Mix.
I used Archival Ink pads, Moonlight White, Vermillion and Black. For my doodling a white Posca Pen.
Thanks for your visit. I hope you had some fun and it would be lovely to see you next month. You are also very welcome to visit me on my blog artatag.wordpress.com.
I wish you a very happy and creative spring time!
Gabriele from Art-a-tag
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