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Marsha Valk | n*Studio Creative Squad: Stampendous Blog Hop

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:

Marsha Valk | n*Studio Creative Squad: Stampendous Blog Hop

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!

Marsha Valk | n*Studio Creative Squad: Stampendous Blog Hop

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:

Nathalie Kalbach

Louise Healy 

Janelle Stollfus

Gwen Lafleur

Michelle Rydell

Cheiron Brandon

Lea Fritts

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Stampendous Blog

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!

Marsha Valk | n*Studio Creative Squad: Stampendous Blog Hop


n*Studio products:
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)
Uniball Signos
UniPosca markers
Charcoal pencil (Black and white)

32 thoughts on “n*Studio | Stampendous Blog Hop

  1. Really enjoyed the colors and techniques you created with in your art. It is a happy way to begin a day.

  2. 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!!!

  3. This is quite stunning! Lovely work using an awesome stamp and gorgeous colors.

  4. Magnificent! I love how much depth and texture you have on this gorgeous creation!!! Great colors and a magical piece! TFS!

  5. Terrific circus with a realistic elephant and accrobats!

  6. 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

  7. This is such an amazing page! Love all the details! Fabulous inspiratioN!

  8. I love it! Reminds me at the playmobil circus from our kids. They love to play with the elephant this way.

  9. Terrific page, love
    the idea of it and
    the elephant.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Beautiful journal spread! Love the colors, that red sure caught me. And thes subject is now a memory of days gone by.

  11. What a fantastic page! I love the scene you created, it’s so rich and there’s real depth there with the curtain, beautiful!

  12. Gorgeous journal pages. Love all the layers, colors and that you combined a stamp with other objects. Thanks for sharing.

  13. What a wonderful page. I love anything circus related and especially like your gelli print background and stamped curtains.

  14. FABULOUS page Marsha!!!
    LOVE your design, the colours and dimension are AMAZING!!!
    Tracy from Australia

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