Sunday, February 22, 2009

Visual Journal Entries

I have been carving some stamps which is very fun. I will surely carve more at some point. Milliande has a great tutorial about carving stamps on YouTube you might want to check out if you are interested in carving. She is great. She works for coffee money and I do send her some from time to time. She is very inspiring and I would like to meet her but she lives across the big pond.

On the first image I used a rubber bath mat I saw at Babies R Us that I just had to have---of course not for the grand baby but for stamped textured backgrounds! Then I stamped with watercolor. The second image is a swatch of fabric that I wrote on with a calligraphy marker and stamped with watercolors. These are from two different journals, the first journal is something called Alternatives Art and the next is a Moleskine. The Moleskine is by far the best.


RetRomantic said...

I came across your blog today and boy do we have a same issue or what . Thanks for a tutorial referral. I made some stamps for the first time last weekend and was not so happy with result. I guess practice makes perfect. Nice work here by the way I love your art :)

lori vliegen said...

how fun! i need to keep up with my carving,'s so relaxing, isn't it? maybe we can come up with some fun images for our art journals! :)

Carolyn said...

Martha---Mama and I were enjoying all your beautiful work! She is begining to make a journal for her favorite bible verses and was wondering what type of gauge you use for your lines---or anything that you use to space lines evenly. I didnt find anything at ReadiArts---if you have a source we would love to know.

Thanks for your help!
Elizabeth Spradley and Carolyn Edwards---email

Tess said...

I love leaves. My favorite art class ever was when I took a leaf rubbing class and now we do that in Cub Scouts all of the time.


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