Super Power – Art Journal

What’s your superpower? I’m a woman…

I used my Hexastencil Mixed Media Chip to create the hex pattern and then filled in with the Diamond Hex rubber stamp from the Hex Set Large and the Fairview rubber stamp from the FANtastic Small set.

I had a photo of my Aunt Margot from a party (I had so many from the party and was sorting through them recently – such cool images) and just thought it was a perfect fit for the quote and the hex space. Then I trimmed up one of the Hexastencil chips, and applied it with gel medium.

I’m glad I found a way to incorporate the dear photo, in a meaningful way to keep.

Here are some of the supplies that I used:


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  • Sue Clarke

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    Aunt Margot…how nice to see her again on a page.
    I must say that I have always enjoyed your stories about her and the warm memories that it makes me feel for/with you.
    Hope you’re enjoying this summer weather Nat!

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Adventures Begin – Art Journal

“Adventure must start with running away from home… and may result in finding a new home”

I created my background first by painting in different acrylic colors.

I stamped the cityscape using my Powerhouse, Main Station, and Brownstone stamps from my Stroll Through the Hood 1 and 2 stamp sets. And then I added some oomph with a little more color here and there.

As the background was a bit much for me and didn’t really speak to me, I actually painted everything but the area of the city scape with black gesso and stamped part of it with the Jewett Fan from the Fan-tastic Large rubber stamp set.

My night sky was complete with a few Star Tag stamps and my quote. I’m living this adventure right now :)

Here are some of the supplies that I used:


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Rubber Stamp Demo This Friday at The Ink Pad, NYC

Join me Friday June 7th from 4-7pm at The Ink Pad in NYC! I’m super excited to be able to drop into this amazing store – right in the heart of New York City and so close to my own hood.

And The Ink Pad is making the event even more fun: The first 5 people to show up will receive a Moonlight Ink Pad.

I’ll be demoing my new rubber stamp sets. Maybe there will be some pattern demos and layering demos. I learned so much about these stamps just by playing with them myself. Join me and see for yourself.

The Ink Pad is located at 37 7th Ave, between 12th and 13th Streets. Drop in and say Hi! :)

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Hex Marks the Spot – Tania Ahmed

Welcome to a post from my Creative Squad! This week we have an upcycling project from Tania Ahmed using my Hex Set Large rubber stamps. She dresses up a storage container, drawing inspiration from this month’s new theme: Hex Marks the Spot –In the days of pirates and lost treasure, a map would lead you to gold and jewels. Today we treasure all sorts of things – our family, friends, experiences, meaningful objects, accomplishments, etc. Think about what you treasure and how you found your way there.


My project for the day is a quick and easy project that I made to house my mini Distress Archival Inks which I love but keep losing! I stashed them in a cigar box that I had rescued from being thrown away which I have upcycled many times over the years. I decided it was time to revamp it to keep my inks in! 

I scraped off as much of the paint and paste that I could off the box first and covered the whole thing with black gesso to give it a matt black finish. 

On a piece of cards stock I stamped my Hex pattern with Distress Archival Inks, inspired by the Instagram hashtag #ihavethisthingwithtiles and added some shading with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide. 

I then added some additional details with my Gold Molotow Acrylic Marker and some sketchy lines with a fine sharpie marker. I glued the cardstock panel to my dried cigar case and added my Mini ink pads to the box! 

This was a quick project to put together and it gives me great joy knowing that my inks have somewhere to “live” :) 

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!


Thank you Tania – love your box of treasure :) You can find all of my rubber stamps in my online shop. Here are some of the other supplies Tania used:


Feel inspired? Working on something yourself that you’d like to share?  I love to see how you interpret our monthly themes. Email me how you used my stencils and stamps with the theme and email me an image – I would love to share your projects in my next  “n*Spiration From Around the Globe“.

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The Stencilfied Journal – Prompt 21

My wonderful friend Tina Walker is at it again – she invited several people to join her Stencilfied Prompts. The prompts are music related and each week she is posting a song. You can be inspired by the lyrics, the video, the album cover or anything related and the only restriction is that you have to use StencilGirl Product Stencils. Here is my take on Prompt 21

This week’s prompt was Back in Black by AC/DC – a real rock n roll standard. I thought I would sketch a bit of a dangerous looking girl and use a fiery color palette.

I used my Hamburg stencil for the background with acrylic paint and spray paint.

I sketched the girl using Art Graf Kneaded Graphite – a water soluble putty-like stuff that you can draw with and then reactivate with water. It’s an interesting material to work with that I’m digging right now.

Here are some of the supplies I used:


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Only Knowledge – Art Journal

“People love talking about themselves. For some people that is their only knowledge.” From my shall remain anonymous assistant :)

I made the background pattern with my Gnarly foam stamp and acrylic paint and the Van Vorst stamp in my Floral Tile Small rubber stamp set with red archival ink. The color scheme and the simplicity of it reminds me of Japanese calligraphy.

I put some chalkboard tape down for the quote and wrote in a white calligraphy pen.

Here are some of the supplies that I used:


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  • Sue Clarke

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    Elegant Nat…I really like it!

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New Product Announcement: Mixed Media Chips!

I’m excited today to announce a new product featuring my designs: Planet eARTh Mixed Media Chips by the folks at RubberMoon! The chipboard pieces can be used to stencil or collage, they are made out of recycled material, and they are a fun addition to my other products.

This one is called Hexastencil and it is the perfect size to work with my Hex Set Large rubber stamp set as you can see here:

I stenciled with the Mixed Media Chip, then stamped inside the design, and then added a bit of the chip to the page. You get 2 Mixed Media Chips in each package, so there is some flexibility with how you can use them.

This is the FANtastic chip – designed to work with the FANtastic Large rubber stamp set.

Here again I used the chip as a stencil, then stamped in with the Fantastic Large stamps, and then collaged a bit of the chip in there. After you use the chip a few times as a stencil, it can have some nice color to it that makes it perfect to glue in there.

Here is Midtown 1 chip for some funky abstract city buildings…

And Midtown 2 for a couple more buildings. I love these for collage:

I made some cards with the Midtown chips.

Here is the Paint Splat design – great for adding a little haphazard grunge.

And the Ink Splat because it is way more fun to have a couple like this :)

I used the Ink Splat chip here with golden gesso applied nice and thick with a palette knife. So juicy!

You can check out all the new Mixed Media Chip patterns in my shop and I hope you share with me how you like to use them!


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Art Journal Flip Through – 05/2019

I wanted to share a little Flip Through video of my newly finished art journal. I started this one in September 2018.

I keep about 4-5 journals at the same time. This is an art journal I made by hand, from start to finish. It’s something I’ve gotten more into and it’s a fun skill to learn. You can take my online workshop BYO Art Journal and start binding your own unique journals too.

Hope you enjoyed the flip through!

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  • ARHuelsenbeck

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    I love looking over your shoulder while you flip through your journal.
    How did you film this? Do you put your camera on a tripod and angle it down?

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Loved it Nat!
    Be brave enough to let yourself be bad is a hard one for me…really need to let go of the need to do things “right”.

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