Inky Friends Art Journal Collage by Ellie Knol

These new Inky Friends stamps make me happy.
Apart from flowers I am a real fan of insect stamps too...

I've made an art journal page for you this time.  

The background? Scribble Neocolors II onto the page, spread the colour by wetting it with water-diluted gesso. Try to do each color with a fresh load of gesso as it will turn muddy otherwise. For interest, add pure gesso in a few spots. 

I've added extra color to the stamped images with the same colors of Neocolors used in the background to make them pop.

As you can see, I chose to use a vertical motion to add the gesso and scribbling.

Let me know whether you'd like a video tutorial on this background technique. 

Have crafty fun..
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Lia said…
Gorgeous! Stamps + colors are going so well togetjer!
Lia xx
Enny said…
Wow, this is a stunning page, absolutely beautiful colours and details in the background, and the insects are wonderful ! Enny
Ellie Knol said…
Thanks so much!
Susanne Rose said…
This is stunning Ellie! I love how you arranged the elements. Thank you so much for sharing!

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