Monday, November 18, 2013

inspiration monday


here's a fun, easy way to add some autumn flair to your journal page!
start by carving a solid leaf stamp (i carved this stamp from a plastic eraser).





then smoosh three different colors of distress ink onto a smooth, non-porous surface.





now spray a very fine mist of water onto the ink…..





and press your stamp into the ink, trying to include all three colors.





now stamp your image onto your journal page.  





you can fill in some of the white areas by using your water brush to smooth out the color……





and you can also use the leftover ink on your craft sheet to paint in other important things on your journal page.





then, once you've added all your favorite journal-touches,
celebrate these crisp autumn days by making yourself a big cup of hot chocolate!
(p.s.  and make sure you put plenty of those soft, ooey-gooey, mini marshmallows on top!)


{watch me carve a stamp here}

{supplies:  moleskine watercolor journal,  plastic eraser, carving tools,  distress ink stamp pads in fired brick, rusty hinge, and crushed olive, craft sheet, waterbrush, 6B graphite pencil, sepia pitt pens}




15 comments:

Julie Steed said...

Love the outline with the word. You come up with the most clever ideas!

Alexandra said...

This is cute. Where in the world do you come up with all of your creative ideas?! :)

angela said...

I love your journal pages! And I am thankful for you and your posts :)

Createology said...

Simply Stunning! Taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary is your art made special. I am thankful for you dear...
Yum...hot chocolate with lots of mini marshmallows soaking up gooey goodness.

ellie said...

i'm thankful for you! happy day, happy you!

GlΓ²ria Vivas said...

Hi Lori! I love your design! If you do not mind, I'll take your idea!
Thanks
Kisses

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just wonderful!

Lonneke said...

Really nice!

~♥KayShay65♥~ said...

I am always so inspired every time I visit your blog...thank you for continuing to share your talent with us!

Isabel said...

What an idea so pretty and easy! Your page has been lovely with those leaves! I always learn new things on your blog. A kiss!

nancybabb said...

I love how chocolate always makes your "happy" lists!

ChocolateGanache said...

This is a great idea and just the inspiration I need to add to my fall book. This also would be great idea to use for to make a gold fish drawing.

Karen P said...

Beautiful and inspiring!
KarenP

Barbara Smith said...

I absolutely love this! I am always on the lookout for cool new ways to add color and shapes to my art journal pages and this is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing.
Peace & Love,
Barb

Ophelia said...

So very amazing!!! I always love my visits to your blog!!

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