Four of the Finnabair Creative Team Members have posted
"things to do with stamps"
Spread Your Wings Academy
Here's a few things I did for the post. But this is just the tip of the iceberg!
I love to make journaling pages, but I have to add layers and layers to make me happy. This is a finished section of my page...
I start by gluing scrap pieces of the Canvas Resist Borders, torn papers and a piece of trim to the pages. Then I added a random layer of Clear Gesso.
I spread Modeling Paste around the open areas like frosting. Let it dry for a few minutes and them stamp into the paste with a stamp that's been sprayed lightly with water.
Use various stamps all over both the pages
When dry spray with bright inks. Let some blend and run, but keep them from getting muddy by drying with a heat tool, too. See how the darker colors go into the recessed areas to create great contrast.
Some of the stamping in the paste is subtle. See how differently the sprays take to the paste, the paper, and the canvas borders.
Now add a layer of stamping with white paint. I add the paint by tapping it lightly onto the stamp with a foam square.
This is my new favorite background stamp, the fine detailed Chickenwire stamp. Note the great texture made with the stamps in the Modeling Paste here.
The last step is to add some areas of black archival ink stamping, some stencil work with a white pen and free-hand scribbles.
You can go on and on. Add more layers of beads, or glass glitter, a picture, some mechanicals...or stop where it is now.
The choice is yours.
Jump over to
and see some more tips and inspiration from 3 other Artists
You won't be sorry!!!!
Products from Finnabair:
Art Basics - Modeling Paste
Art Basics - Clear Gesso
Prima - Finnabair Mixed Media Journal
White Sharpie Poster Pen
Various Spray Inks
White Acrylic Chalk Paint
Scrapbook papers and trims