Sunday 28 October 2018

2018 #18 Stamping Platforms: Art journal with ECF {by Kate Yetter}

 2018 Topic 18: Stamp Platform Techniques

Here's a bonus post for you from Kate who has a completely different take on the 'stamping platform' concept. She has created a fantastic 'guide', and also shares her wonderful use of colour, layers and texture. Enjoy! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Kate here today,sharing an art journal layout that I made using an improvised stamping platform. While I don't own a commercial platform, I used what I had lying around to accomplish a related idea. It's a useful guide tool.

I sprayed my piece of paper with infusions and cut it to my desired size. 

I used a glass mat with pre-etched squares and graph. I placed a piece of plain cardstock beneath the mat to reveal the lines. I lined my sprayed paper up with the edge of the largest square and taped it in place using washi tape.

I placed my un-inked stamp on top of the paper, lined the edge of my acrylic stamp block up with the corner of the square on the mat and then placed the acrylic block on top of the stamp to adhere it, being careful not to move the stamp.

Now that my stamp is properly positioned on the acrylic block, I inked up my stamp, lined it up on the grid and stamped the corners of my paper.

 For the background, I applied grunge paste through the Scrapcosy 105 Stencil.

Fresco Finish Paints were dripped in the background and a bit of embossing was added to the textured areas.

Tissue paper was layered in the background and I stamped using the Eclectica³ Courtney Franich Set 04 (ECF04). 

I also used Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 16 (ESC16) for the sentiment, which has been stamped on a tea bag.

Sewing scraps were added from one of my recent projects along with black thread to add a bit of texture.

I loved all of the textures included in this stamp set. They were perfect for my mixed media background.

I finished off the layout with black gesso splatters and doodling around the edges.

At first, I was a little worried about how I was going to incorporate stamping platforms into my journal spread, mainly because I only ever stamp randomly. But I liked that I was able to create a frame for my TH paper doll, using what I had on hand. 

So glad you stopped by the blog today. You've still got time to get you challenge entered!

Kate Yetter


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Miriam said...

Wow - great project Kate. I love your improvised stamping platform too. Great idea. It shows you don't have to spend lots of money to achieve an awesome result. Thanks for sharing this.

Etsuko said...

Fantastic project Kate, lovely work with Courtney's wonderful new release and great texture with fab colours. xx