Blog: Solid Hex

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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