Tuesday 20 November 2012

Day 20 My Attitude of Gratitude Journal

If you want to join in with making an Attitude of Gratitude Journal through the month of November click through to the Challenge blog.

Here on this blog I am going to share how I made the page for today's prompt on Health.

Today's art challenge was to 'make your own stamp to use on your page today'.

There's a lot of photos in today's post!

Here are some examples of stamps I've made in the past.  The top four in this picture were made from a product no longer made but you could use foam or flat sponge to cut out shapes and stick on card as I have done.  The bottom stamp is made from chipboard letters stuck onto card.

The top stamp is made from string stuck into pva glue.  The stamp on the left is string and small bits of sponge and the small stamp is made from cutting into a thin piece of polystyrene.

This next stamp is made from plastic tile spacers.

These two stamps are made from Kling-On and stuck onto pieces of thick acetate from packaging.  The Kling-On was put through a die cutter using two Tim Holtz dies.  Tim Holtz suggests you use foam.  I printed the dress form with orange acrylic paint and black Archival ink.    
So, on to today's page.

This started as a piece of black cardstock.  I put a thin layer of gesso over the whole page and whilst it was wet added in some orange acrylic paint.

I used 3 colours of acrylic paint (Paint Dabbers) on my tile spacer stamp and stamped onto the page.  The effect is totally random due to how the spacers touch the paper!

I stamped the dress form with black Archival ink.  I stuck on the verse and highlighted the strips and some of the spacer shapes with a black pen.
I like the way that the texture of the cardstock shows through the black ink on the dress form.

And here is the finished page with the journaling.

I'm excited to see what stamp or stamps you make today.


  1. Some great ideas for making your own stamps. I have made a foam diecut one in the past but as I like backgrounds you have shown us some cool ideas for those. Thanks. BJ

  2. I made one from children's wellies many years ago, great for footprints, I just cut down the welly to give me something to hold onto and use the sole to stamp.

  3. I really like that effect too, the way the stamp allow the background to show through. I've made stamps from craft foam in leaf shapes and string in circles but I very much like your wavy one!

  4. I love all the different and creative ways you made your stamps...thanks for the ideas and the inspiration. Your page turned out fabulous.


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