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Art Journaling Week 2 with Jen and blog hop with Stampendous

Art Journaling Week 2 with Mou and blog hop with Stampendous

Hi everyone, Mou here today as we continue into week 2 of our art journaling journey.  


We started this journey last Monday and encouraged readers to join the designers every week for a month to create their own art journals. I hope you have your journal and inspiration piece picked out.


This week's focus is on creating the bases of your journal pages. I touched on this a bit last week when I attached paper scraps to my journal with Gel Medium and unified the colors and patterns with the help of Gesso. Today I'll show you how I have used various Textural Accents to create the other foundations of my art journal.


I used Chalkboard Paint and paint brush to color a few pages of my Square Journal Boards.


On these pages, I have rubbed Gelatos® colors (Tangerine, Bubblegum, Guava and Metallic Melon) and blended with Gesso using my fingers. Of course, you can use a brush to blend too!


Here's a page with Whipped Spackle applied through a stencil from the Stencils 10ct 101 Collection using palette knife from the Gelatos Mist Maker set. Remember that if you are going to write on a page, you may want to apply Whipped Spackle around that area as Whipped Spackle is a texture medium and is harder to write on than a plain surface.


This page was a lot of fun! I attached real leaves to the page with Glaze and painted around it with Chalkboard Paint


But art journaling is also about layering. And that's where stamps can come in handy. I used some of the FUN stamps from Stampendous to create interest on my foundation pages. 


I inked up my stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pens and stamped on the pages. When I art journal, I don't always use a stamp as  a whole. Let me explain. I ink up only a section of my stamp and stamp on my page multiple times without re-inking in between.


Here I have used three or four different stamps and quite a few different colors of Stamper's Big Brush pens. 


Layered stamped images can add quite a bit of depth to your pages.


But stamps can also be used to create interesting textures. Apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife and while the paste is still wet, stamp into it. Be sure to clean up the stamp immediately. Let dry before you go to your next step.

So, that's it from me this week. Be sure to check back throughout the week to see what the other designers are doing. I know I will and see you next Monday with my progress.


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Michel E

Great project.

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Wow, so many neat ideas, I do not know where to start! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dee Ann Matthews

Great examples of very useful techniques that I can't wait to try!

Barbara Leonard

Awesome page. Love those gelatos.

Amanda Rhodes

I love all the projects! Thanks for sponsoring/joining the Stampendous blog hop! I'm a new follower through e-mail, Pinterest (Salnclts), and YouTube.

Stampendous Stamps

We are so happy to be hopping again with fabulous products from Faber-Castell and seeing great ideas from the team like this one on the many uses for stamps in creating a journal. Thank you for sharing this project with us! Can't wait to see more!

Brandi R

Oh how FUN! Great pages and super techniques ♥

Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Oh my goodness...how pretty Thanks for sharing the information on how to.

Vicki Poole

I am enjoying learning about and getting started with journalling. Love the ideas. Thanks!

Christine Kiehl

oOhhhooo time well spent! Thank you! I love the idea as much as the pages you crafted!

Mary Holshouser

Love how you stamped the spackle. You get a little color but nothing that stands out. The page with the leaves is beautiful.
It would look great framed and set on the mantle.
thanks for sharing some ideas for crafting techniques.

Viki B

Wowzers! These look like awesome textured pages to play with!

Teresa Godines #6857

I like the stamping over the Spackle. Now I want to go home and create. Thanks for the inspiration

Ruby C

The Stampendous stamps you've picked out look perfect for these technique. I just got my first Stamper's Big Brush Pens, I'll have to try this out. Faber-Castell Art Journaling and hopping with Stampendous! What a great combination.

Joan VanCourt

Wow, awesome creativity. Thanks for all the great tips and techniques.

Katie B.

Love how the stamps added texture with color and impressions too! Very neat ideas. Always love your work. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.


Love the projects! New ideas I will have to try. :-)


Thanks for sharing your different ideas for an art journal using Faber Castell products. I have been experimenting today with some Gelatos on a canvas. It is certainly a work in progress. lol I must figure out how to use these great tools.


Such a fabulous project!!!

Sue D

Lots of info about products to use--thanks. I like the colors and texture.
sue in Ohio


What fun! I'm going to have to bookmark these pages for the day I finally sit down and start an art journal! Thanks for the fab inspiration!

Regina Furman

So many different techniques and textures! This is amazing! TFS!

Stampendous Stamps

These are fantastic and a fun way to add a visual layer of texture! Thank you for sharing your great ideas during the hop this week!

Greta H

Artistic, creative & beautiful!


I'm so glad to have found this site through the Faber-Castell and Stampendous blog hop! You give great instructions and I can't wait to try them out. TYFS!!

Jean Marmo

So many fun ways to complete journal pages! I am learning so much!

Jade Passmore

Wow! So much wonderful information. So many awesome products. Thank you for the inspiration!


WEll, dear me, how did I miss this.... what a fabulous post. Thanks bunches for so much to inspire Mou. j.

Diane H

Finding the chalkboard paint very intriguing...love using and trying "new to me" products...this is fabulous!!

Jean Bullock

Very cool. Thanks for showing such great details. Very helpful.


Great textures and marks!! Cool!

barbara macaskill

LOVE all of the different techniques you have used on these fantastic pages!!! My favorite is the gelatos page! Great colors! So yummiliscious!! TFS!

Nathalie Kalbach

Love this Mou - gorgeous idea to just stamp on the texture!

TracyM #6773

WOW - such EXCITING textures and BEAUTIFUL colours!!!
SO MANY products for me to try!!!
THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION Mou - I look forward to having lots of LAYERED adventures :)

Linda Chidster

Learning ((( L O T S ))) THANKS!!!

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