Blog: Solid Hex

Summer Dreams – Art Journal

I was really dreaming of summer while I played with this page in my art journal, right as we had another cold spell here.

I enjoyed having a little pattern play with some stamps from my Triangle Love set, my Mini Motifs set, and the Solid Hex Small rubber stamp too. Isn’t it fun to see how they all fit together? I used Versafine ink pads for the stamping.

My journaling was done on some blank, transparent washi tape that I just love – but still don’t remember where I got it.

I drew the face with a bamboo sketching pen (a favorite drawing tool of mine) and acrylic ink on deli paper. I adhered the sketch with fluid matte medium and really let the pattern shine through.

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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Finding Peace – Art Journal

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – Virginia Wolf

The paper I used was self made marbled washi paper – you can see how I did that in this blog post.

Then I took my Solid Hex Small rubber stamp and used the so called kissing technique – you ink up the stamp and then press another stamp on top of it to lift the ink, then stamp. Here I used different stamps like my Cardboard and Embroidery stamps as well as the Numerals stamp. As you can see the Numerals stamp is mirrored, so be careful when you use it with numbers or letters. I still wanted to use it and I like it.

I also used the part of the Numerals stamp with the triangle to make some marks and repeat the pattern in the middle of the hexagon pattern. I adhered it all with double sided tape.

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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Pattern Monday 17 – Ledger Video

Happy Monday! Time for another pattern in my big vintage ledger! Today I’m using my Solid Hex Small and one of the stamps from my Hex Set Small cling rubber stamp set. Sound familiar? This is the second pattern I did in a row using just these two stamps and two ink pads (check out last week’s Pattern Monday). It’s pretty cool the variety that is possible if you play around a bit :)

Here is another look at the finished pattern and those stamps and ink pads I used:

Now it’s your turn to give it a try! Here are the supplies I used:

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Pattern Monday 16 – Ledger Video

Happy Monday and welcome to another pattern in my big vintage ledger! This time I’m using my Solid Hex Small rubber stamp and a stamp from my Hex Set Small rubber stamp set – the Space Oddity Small stamp. I am really digging the simplicity of this pattern and would actually love to have this as a tile floor at home – although maybe in another colorway lol. Enjoy the video:

Here is the finished page and what went into it:

Now it’s your turn! Here are the supplies:

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Pattern Monday 13 – Video from my Ledger

Happy Monday and welcome to another pattern in my big vintage ledger! Today I’m using my Solid Hex Large rubber stamp and a stamp from my Triangle Love stamp set. I think the simplicity of this pattern works well and when I put the video together, the music made me laugh LOL. Enjoy:

Here is another look at the result and my supplies:

Give it a try! Here are the supplies I used:

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  • Robin

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    So creative. I love this pattern!

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Pattern Monday 09 – Video from my Ledger

Happy Monday my friends – time for another pattern in my big vintage ledger! For this one I used my Hex Set Small and Solid Hex Small rubber stamps. Check it out in the following video:

 

Here is a look at the finished pattern and the stamps I used:

Give it a try – here are the supplies I used:

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Pattern Monday 05 – Video from my Ledger

Happy Monday everyone – time for another pattern in my big vintage ledger! For this one I used my Triangle Love and Solid Hex Large stamps. I’m digging the layering with the Hex stamp and how it made three colors with just two ink pads. Check it out in the following video:

 

Here is a look at the finished pattern and the stamps I used:

Now it’s your turn. Here are the supplies I used:

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Energy In Stress Out – Art Journal

“Cities make me breathe energy in and stress out… yes… told you I am weird.”

I used the “stamp kissing” technique for this page – I inked up a solid stamp and then pressed (kissed) the detailed stamp into the solid stamp to remove the ink. Then I stamped the solid stamp and you can see the design in there – pretty fun technique to play with. And I love the carbon paper effect.

I used my Solid Hex Large stamp and some of my Stroll Through the Hood 1 and 2 stamps.

The effect can be subtle or bold with how the detailed stamp shows. I think here it lends itself to a gritty city feel.

I finished off the page with some acrylic paint splatters for a little color, and did my journaling with a fude pen.

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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Deep Breath – Art Journal

“She took a deep breath and let it go!”

My patterned background began with my Ornament Wallpaper stencil, then I filled in with the Floral Tile Small set. Next I layered in with my new Solid Hex Small rubber stamp.

And the final touch was layering on top a stamp from my nice little Fanfare set. I used Gouache by Holbein for the stencil- the rest was Moonlight duo ink.

It’s fun to see how the stamps and stencils can work so nicely together.

The final touch was the girl, I drew her using Holbein black ink and their refillable marker. Love the density of their ink and that marker is perfect for all kinds of sketching.

Here are the supplies I used for this page:

Also I am teaching again in Wanderlust 2020! Please check out the promo video and learn all about this awesome program here on the Wanderlust website. Early Bird pricing is for the first 2000 signups and is only $99USD – hurry up and get ready to make 2020 a year of artistic adventures!

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