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Friday, October 26, 2007

Amber Shellac

I had the most fun yesterday following Juju Vail's instructions in the July/August 2007 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. First I cut out 2" squares of various printed papers and glued them in my journal. Then I drew some stuff on them. My idea was to show some of the clothing styles we wore when I was in high school. I'm still going to do something with the idea. But anyhoo, when it came to the 'old' varnish part I didn't have any so I substitued Amber Shellac and I love the stuff. (needs ventilation! so many good things do.) So this is the page as it stands. Smeary graphite, paint, grey Roma paper.

I also cut a new rubber stamp. I've decided to cut one stamp or stencil a day until I have a pile of new ones to make decorated paper out of. I think I'll use double sheets of newpaper with paint, stamps, stencils, etc. That should make some cool paper to play with.

Putter on, fellow doodlers.

10 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi Judy,
I love your one stamp or stencil a day challenge. Think I'll do that too.
Love the direction of the above page too. She is so beautiful.

Abby Creek Art said...

Oooowee...love love LOVE the floating dress! Have a nice weekend, Miss Judy.:)

Pilar said...

As always, your journal pages are an inspiration! What a great design for your stamp! Did you create the design yourself?

Lucy said...

I remember that article, your interpretation of it is great :)

As far as using the newspapers for paper--do you glue them together? How do you stabilize them to make the paper less flimsy? Interesting concept!

Judy Wise said...

Lucy, I don't know how I'll do it yet or even if it will work but stay tuned. I'll either have a great new idea or a disaster to report on! (I'm hoping the paint will make it strong enough.)

MezzoKat said...

Can't wait to see the finished journal pages and the papers decorated with your new stamps!

lynne h said...

mmmmmm... a stamp or stencil a day. i like that! i'm gonna try it as i keep being a slacker when it comes to carving new stamps/cutting new stencils...

i always love to see your new pages, judy!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

fabulous. I too was inspired by the article in the magazine and am going to try it next week. Yours is awesome, I hope I get anything good out of doing mine.

Ro Bruhn said...

Love the pages Judy, I must give this a go, Cool stamp, love the design, My biggest problem with making stamps is what to store them in as mine go every where with me, that's why I tend to carve all sides.
Happy carving
Ro
xo

spiralsun65 said...

What a great stamp! And what a fabulous blog - very inspirational!