Monday, July 27, 2015

Spread Your Wings Academy Vol. 3 with Stamping

Four of the Finnabair Creative Team Members have posted 
"things to do with stamps"
on the 
Spread Your Wings Academy 
on the
Finnabair Blog.

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 - Cling Stamps - Net and Wire. Dream On, and Dirty Walls

Other Products:
White Sharpie Poster Pen
Pitt Pen
Archival Inks
Various Spray Inks
White Acrylic Chalk Paint
Scrapbook papers and trims


Sue Marrazzo said...


Linda M. Cain said...

Thx Sue! Be sure to check out all the other Artists over there.

Pat said...


Lizzy Hill said...

Man! This looks jaw droppingly amazing. I'm sure I say the same thing every time I buzz on by....Oh! To have the patience with applying all those layers. STUNNING:):)

Seth said...

Texture heaven!

JackieP Neal said...

Total yumminess Linda! I have booked all three academies and love to go over and over them!! xo

Helen said...

I came by to see this and your next Sea Foam piece popped up first.. Your journal page is gorgeous, I love the fantastic detail and texture. Hoping to play this weekend; it can't come soon enough!

Kathy Bradley said...

Gorgeous and colorful journal pages. I love the effect with the stamps in the paste - awesome textures formed. Thanks for sharing.

crazy4atc said...

Great tutorial,thank you for sharing!

artmadnana said...

Thanks for emailing this to me Linda. It really is gorgeous. Fantastic texture and the inks blend beautifully. I love the idea of white stamping on top. Such an inspiring article to read through. Must have a go at this!

teri reed said...

Linda you are just awesome, Madam Awesomness in everyway!!! I love these techniques and I thank you so much for sharing your tips and trick with us all. Can't wait to give it a go.

Lisa H said...

beautiful texture and color Linda! I love the stamping in the paste - I'm going to try that.