Art journal page - combine your stamps, tutorial by Melina

Hello everyone!

Today I have a tutorial for you, giving an example on how you can combine 
your Rubber Dance stamp sets and create your very own quirky characters.
This is the art journal page I created.

A tip is to take out your stamps, let your imagination flow and just stamp on a scrap 
piece of paper without masking or anything - just to see if you find a useful combination.
This is what my scrap paper looked like...

Here´s the steps:

Glue down a piece of gelli printed paper with gel medium
(or use pattern paper / make your own background)

Stamp the owl from Carved Fox & Owl with a permanent ink,
I used Versafine Onyx black.

Mask off the owl and stamp the feathers from the Dreamcatcher twice.

Draw a pencil line to make a fat little body to the owl, and when happy
fill in the line with black Posca pen (or another permanent marker).
Draw the feet, nothing too complicated - it just adds to the quirkyness ;)

Follow the same steps and stamp the Fox, mask it off and stamp one of 
the trees from Four Seasons as the body.

Draw a black line for a finished look where the mask was.

Mask off the fox. Mask off the Hedgehog and ink up the lower part of the stamp.

This is what it looks like now.

Fill in the missing parts with a permanent fineliner pen and add feet.
Again, nothing too perfect!

Mask off the fox again and stamp the "tail", that is one of the wings 
from the Dreamcatcher stamp set.

Stamp the leaves from the Four Seasons stamp set and add the quote from the 
Carved Fox & Owl stamp set.

Make your characters pop by adding a little colour to them.
I used the Distress Markers and a waterbrush.
Add a few highlights with a white Posca pen, draw a scribbly frame
 and the page is done.

Rubber Dance stamps used:
Carved Fox & Owl (you have until tomorrow to get them on a 20% discount)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
It would be lovely if you join us in the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge
Facebook group. This is the new place for our challenges.

xx Melina


Bibi Lindahl said…
This is absolutely fantastic, Melina! I love how you've combined the stamps, such as the tree top for the fox's body and feather for its tail - brilliant!! It's really fun to play with stamps this way and I think you've done a fab job at it! Thank you so much for showing us how you made your beautiful art journal page! ♥ ♥ ♥
Amazing and so creative! Love it, thanks for the tutorial!
Sue said…
This is really clever Melina, and great fun too! xx
ingunnsinekort said…
Love it! Jeg har jobet litt med et stempelsett for å lage julenisse av tre og sopp stemplene men vært litt usikker på om det var over streken å endre så mye på noens arbeid. Men dette inlegget dit tar jeg som at det er full åpning for lek og moro:) lurer litt på det med Facebook. Kan man kun legge bilde i utfordrings albumen eller kan man komentere bidraget sitt så man i alle fall får nevnt hvilke stempler man har brukt? litt kløne på Facebook...Ingunn
ingunnsinekort said…
En ting til når jeg først er i gang.. Hvordan krediterer man på Facebook når man har lat seg inspirere av en designer eller et spesielt innlegg?
Tusen tack Ingunn :) Det är klart man ska leka och ha kul med sina stämplar! Ska bli spännande att se dina tomtenissar :)
Du kan lägga till en beskrivning till fotot i albumet. Du kan också lägga in bara fotot och sedan skriva en kommentar under din egen bild. Genom att kommentera ditt eget foto så hoppar inlägget ut i feeden så andra också kan se ditt bidrag lite lättare :)
Börja att skriva personens namn så brukar det dyka upp några alternativ som man kan klicka på. Då blir namnet markerat och personen får avisering om att du har nämnt den.
Susanne Rose said…
Amazing work!!! Never would have thought of that. It's brilliant!
ingunnsinekort said…
Takk for raskt og oppklarende svar:)
Ink Art Designs said…
Brilliant tutorial Melina! That is one very well-fed fox lol. I looove his tail too. So creative and clever.
Dot x
I could’ve sworn I’d already left a comment on here but I can’t see it!! Anyway you know how much I adore this work of art Melina, it’s so delightfully fun and quirky and the animals look amazing with their funky bodies!
Donna xx

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