Hi there! Welcome to the Nathalie Kalbach and Friends Blog Hop!
The n*Studio Creative Squad is joining the Stampendous Design Team today for a blog hop focusing on Nathalie’s awesome foam stamp sets!
If you would like to start at the beginning of this hop, then please check out n*Studio. Or go over to the Stampendous Blog: They have been hopping there all week, so there is loads to discover there!
I’m sharing this art journal page, featuring Nat’s Elephant Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set:
The idea came to me when I was flicking through an old Flow magazine and found the image of two acrobats, doing a stunt on a couple of horses. They were just made for Nat’s Elephant!
Here’s how I created my art journal page:
Print | Monoprint a background with a Gelli Plate. I started by pulling a print of just plain red paint. Then I covered the Gelli Plate with rows of ultramarine, light blue and white paint, put the Lily Wallpaper stencil on top and pulled a print on top of the red layer.
Stamp | Cover the solid Elephant foam stamp with white paint and stamp the Elephant onto the page. Once that’s dry, stamp over it with the Elephant cling stamp using black ink.
Collage | Stamp another Elephant (cling) image onto a sheet of copy paper using neon pink ink. Cut out the elephant’s cloth and collage it over the stamped image on the page. Cut out the acrobats and collage them on top of the elephant. The guy was missing part of his legs, so I sketched them back in.
Stamp some more | Use the Fiesta Cling Rubber Stamp Set and the stencil that comes with the Elephant Foam Stamp Set with white paint to create curtains for the ‘circus tent’.
Glaze | Darken the area under the curtain with a glaze. This is a thin layer of translucent paint that I created by mixing black paint with a glazing medium.
Doodle | Add details with paint markers, pencils and gel pens.
Finish | Add more stamping, more stencilling and splatter paint until you feel the page is done!
For more foam stamp inspiration, check out all the wonderful projects in this Blog Hop!
Here are the links to the other designers participating in the hop today:
Stampendous is also kindly giving away three prize packages of Nat’s foam stamp collection. That’s three x three foam stamp sets with a foam stamp, a cling stamp and a stencil each!!! So don’t forget to comment for a chance to win and be sure to check out the Stampendous Blog to find out more! The give-away is closed! Winners are announced here!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Elephant Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set
Urban Scribble Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set
Fiesta Cling Rubber Stamp Set
Lily Wallpaper Stencil
Canson Mixed Media Imagine (8.3 x 11.7 inches, 120 lb.)
Gelli Arts Gelli Plate
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Hero Arts Neon (Neon Pink)
Liquitex Soft Body and Heavy Body Paint
Liquitex Matte Medium
Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Stabilo Write 4 All (Black)
StazOn (Black Cherry)
Charcoal pencil (Black and white)
32 thoughts on “n*Studio | Stampendous Blog Hop”
Really enjoyed the colors and techniques you created with in your art. It is a happy way to begin a day.
Love the theme.
Ohhh look at the fun theme. I love this so much!!!! So cool with the acrobats on the elephant and the curtain made with the Fiesta stamp- you rock!!!
I just adore your texture!! Gorgeous page!
This is quite stunning! Lovely work using an awesome stamp and gorgeous colors.
Magnificent! I love how much depth and texture you have on this gorgeous creation!!! Great colors and a magical piece! TFS!
Terrific circus with a realistic elephant and accrobats!
Awesome journal page!
A really gorgeous and inspirational journal page. Thank you for the blog hop, for sharing your art and for the fabulous inspirations this week I really appreciate it. I hope you have a fab weekend Karen
Love the circus theme. Adding the riders to the elephant
was a great idea.
thanks for sharing.
This is such an amazing page! Love all the details! Fabulous inspiratioN!
I love it! Reminds me at the playmobil circus from our kids. They love to play with the elephant this way.
Elephants, yes! Wonderful journal page.
Terrific page, love
the idea of it and
Carla from Utah
Beautiful journal spread! Love the colors, that red sure caught me. And thes subject is now a memory of days gone by.
This is fantastic!!
What a fantastic page! I love the scene you created, it’s so rich and there’s real depth there with the curtain, beautiful!
What a fun piece.
Sent from CT
Your project is…well, stampendously awsomw!
love all that color and the most beautiful elephant. . .
Love the layout – it makes me smile.
Awesome page and such a great theme!
Gorgeous journal pages. Love all the layers, colors and that you combined a stamp with other objects. Thanks for sharing.
What a wonderful page. I love anything circus related and especially like your gelli print background and stamped curtains.
FABULOUS page Marsha!!!
LOVE your design, the colours and dimension are AMAZING!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and RECIPE FOR AWESOMENESS :)
Tracy from Australia
Hi Marsha, love what you made! Very creative!
Love this! Keitha
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