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Art Journaling Week 2 with Lisa and blog hop with Stampendous

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Hi everyone! Lisa with you today. We started our Art Journal Journey's last Monday and here we are for the second week and it's a BONUS that we are also blog hopping with Stampendous! Yay!


For my post last week I shared how I was using Gesso, Gel Medium,  Gelatos® and a fun vintage postcard image to start building up my Art Journal. This week I'll be adding more layers with stamps, stencils, and additional Textural Accents.

I used  the same Gelatos® as last week (over a Gesso base) to give my board a coated with color look. I know I want to journal on a lot of my pages to I'm planning where to use the lightest colors as I color.



Using a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black #199 I used one of the Stampendous Stamps from this set called NK Studio Wired Cling Rubber Stamps (NKCRS02) by the artist Nathalie Kalbach.



Then I put down a messy layer of Chalkboard Paint where I thought I'd want my journaling to go.


And I then stamped on top of the dried Chalkboard Paint with a layer of white pigment ink using the Journal Lines Perfectly Clear Stamps (SSC1205):


Perfect grid lines for all of my journaling! In this case with the Chalkboard Paint the PITT Pastel Pencils will work perfectly for my journaling.

I added some more texture with Whipped Spackle, one of the Mixed Media Stencils and another stamp  NK Studio Grunge Cling Rubber Stamps (NKCRS03):




Next week is all about embellishments, so I hope you'll be joining us then as we keep working on our Art Journals. And don't forget to stop by the Stampendous Blog to see what THEIR team is creating with our products! :)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Whipped Spackle
Chalkboard Paint
From the Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: METALLICS – Iced Pear, Metallic Blueberry, Iced Currant, Iced Coffee.
PITT Artist Pen Cobalt Green #156
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Black #199 and May Green #170
Pastel Pencils #1122-101 and 1122-226
Stencil Pack 101 Collection

Stampendous Stamps: Wired, Journal Lines, and Grunge

Lisa Sig


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I love how everything just went together. Love it.


Love it!! And I LOVE the choice of stamps you have used! Your colors are wonderful and really make a gorgeous background!

Mary Holshouser

Love how some scribbles turn into a beautiful background.
Stampendous does make some great large stamps that work so well with journaling.
thanks for sharing.

Amanda Rhodes

I love all the different textures!

Diane H

Looks like a fun technique...I love the art journal pages!

Viki B

This looks like such a fun journaling page! I love the gelatos background with the chalkboard paint.


Love this artsy page!!!

Jean Marmo

Loving all the texture and stamps!

barbara macaskill

I want to take this home and love it, hug it and call it George!! So pretty! Great texture and the colors are yummers!! TFS!


I would never have thought of using chalkboard paint for journaling... thanks for the inspiration!


Such a FUN project Lisa. LOVE NATHALIE'S stamp sets. You did them proud!! Thanks bunches for sharing this week. j.

Greta H

Super cool & artistic--love this!

Stampendous Stamps

Wow, love the colors and design for the journal lines.

We sure are having a great time learning from your fabulous design team! Thank you for a week of inspiration!

Lea Kimmel

Love what you're doing with the Gelatos and paint! I'm enjoying the techniques you're showing and plan to give them all a try myself! Amazing products and so much fun to create with!

Brenda Shreves

Thank you for sharing the excellant how to...

Carol B

Thanks for sharing this great art journal idea, those stamps are so cool!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail(dot) com

Yolanda Gonzalez

Thanks for sharing all the great ideas. It's fun to follow along.

Linda Chidster

W~O~N~D~E~R~F~U~L Blog HOP!!!

Teresa Godines #6857

Awesome page. Thanks for the inspiration

Katie B.

Wow, I just love how the gelatos blend. And the nstudio Stampendous stamps are awesome, I wish I had them all! :) Awesome work and ideas. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Sue D

Very cool. I like the chalkboard area for journaling.
sue in Ohio

Beth Williams

I am really enjoying all the art journal entries.I am learning so much-and it's great to have them all in one place to refer back to. I have the mixed media journal and my inspiration piece.I'd really intended to jump right in-but cataract surgery is no scheduled for 6/18 & 7/02 so it might be a while until I get used to being able to see again. Thank you all for all the wonderful inspiration and instruction.

Ruby C

Beautiful colors and wonderful texture you've created with 4 gelatos. Then you add even more texture. I'm loving this. I've really been enjoying Art Journaling this month and the blog hop with Stampendous this week. Love the stamps sets you are using here.


I have just blog hopped around and have seen some amazing ideas and creativity with your products. Love how the gelato's seem to blend so effortlessly! The background stamps look amazing, and so perfect for journalling.
Dot (Aus) x

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