A Look Back – Cool Stuff You May Have Missed 04

A Look Back – a blog series to show you some projects and posts that you may have missed – sometimes going WAY back in the archive. I think it will be fun to revisit a few ideas that we haven’t seen for a while. I’m excited to see how a little look back might inspire something new in the future :)

This time I’m looking at scale – and using the same patterns and designs in different scales to make magic happen in your work. Here is A Look Back at some ideas. Enjoy!

First up is using my Large Circle Jumble stamps along with my Small Circle Jumble stamps together in an art journal spread. The effect creates a depth to the background. Pretty fun way to create a little 3D environment for my Millie stamp.

From way back in 2016 I combined my Manhattan Border with my Manhattan Positive Negative foam stamps in this background. You can see in the finished art journal page here how this makes a complex but cohesive background to build on.

A year later I again used two of my Manhattan designs in different scales for another art journal background. This time it was the Manhattan 9×12 and Manhattan 4×4 stencils. I love how this gives the background more energy than if it were all just the same.

In this art journal page I combined my Santiago stencil with my Santiago foam stamp for a more subtle push and pull in the background. It shows that even a slight difference in scale can have a cool effect.

And finally, from Creative Squad member Maura Hibbitts, we have a collaged photo along with my Adirondack Chairs stamp to show how repetition in different sizes can provide emphasis for a subject matter.

I hope you enjoyed A Look Back through my archive and maybe you are inspired to try playing with scale in your artwork.

Here are some of the supplies that were used in these pieces:

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