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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      Styrofoam Stamps: Part 1


    • 3.

      Styrofoam Stamps: Part 2


    • 4.

      Packaging Foam Stamps


    • 5.

      Hand-Drawn Craft Foam Stamps


    • 6.

      Adding Doodles


    • 7.

      Trying Out Your Stamps


    • 8.

      Using a Heat Tool


    • 9.

      Diecuts and Punches: Part 1


    • 10.

      Diecuts and Punches: Part 2


    • 11.

      Diecuts and Punches: Part 3


    • 12.

      Gelatin Printmaking Using Your Stamps


    • 13.

      Art Journaling Using Your Stamps: Part 1


    • 14.

      Art Journaling Using Your Stamps: Part 2


    • 15.

      Your Class Project


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About This Class

Have you ever wanted more foam stamps but could not warrant buying them? Well this is the course for you! I will show you how to make foam stamps using items you may already have lying around your home and in your craft stash.

When you have made your stamps, I will show you how to use them in your art journal and with your gelatin plate.

This course is good for all levels.

Lessons 1 - 10 demonstrate how to make the foam stamps.

Lesson 11  is a gelatin printing session using the stamps.

Lessons 12  shows how you can use the stamps in your art journal.

Lesson 13 shows you how to use the gelatin prints (from lesson 11), and the foam stamps in your art journal.

I look forward to seeing you in class.

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Suzette Hussey

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1. Welcome!: I am sunset. Welcome to my messy art studio. I am a mixed media artist at a sculptor was over ten years of experience. I enjoy art journaling and working with my jelly plate as well as crafted. In today's class, I am going to show you how to make your own foam stamps using Styrofoam trays, packaging foam, and kids craft full. Once we have made our foam stamps, I'm going to show you how you can utilize them in your art journal and with your gelatin plate. I've included a sublattice for you to download. I'm just utilize what you have. These other items I used when I was doing my projects. You don't have to have the exact brand. You know, just use what you have at home. Don't go to the craft store and spent a fortune. I hope you enjoyed my class and I look forward to seeing all of the projects that you make. Okay. 2. Styrofoam Stamps: Part 1: In this lesson, I'm going to start off by showing you how you can use Styrofoam to make some homemade stamps that can be used in your art journal mixed media projects and for gelatin print in the Styrofoam I use is package Injuries. These are different ones I've caught up. So really just package in trays that you'd get in the grocery store with vegetables, fruits, meats. If you use the ones from meats and make sure that you clean them properly with some bleach or antibacterial soap or something just to get rid of the germs. So what I will do is put up these trays and show you how you can make projects. Stamps with them bravo, that you can use in your art journal and stuff. So let me just put these aside. What I've done here is some doodling just to give me an idea of what shapes I want to do on them and stuff. I might use some I might not use up. Some I'll use on the craft form instead dependent on what they are. So big. We basically just have to trim the edges off the truck and throw those away because we won't be using those. If you're an only use this middle part because it needs to be flat for it to work. So we can begin by getting our foam sheets ready. And then we can start cutting out shapes and doing them down. Onto our cardboard. For the cardboard is just scraps of boxes that I've cut up into various sizes. So we'll use what we need and we'll cut down whatever we need to cut down to stick it on. You can use any type of foam glue or I'm just using a gloss medium because this is what I have handy. Sum goes. The more potent ones who wasn't really smell strong, I'm not sure what's in them, but they do tend to eat out to Styrofoam. So I would recommend you stick into like a tacky glue or just a regular embellishment glue or craft glue, as well as the gloss mediums, that acrylic mediums, which are essentially plastics. So I'm going to use the acrylic medium to do mine. So what I'm going to begin by showing you is some very basic ones. So of course you can have, okay, let's start with this one here. And we want to have some shapes on it to use in our books. And we can easily just do some strips. The star from like that. And we can just arrange them on there like that and stick them down. And there you'll have a lovely stamp that you can use for texture. If you want to take it one step further, you can cut them up. I'm gonna do I'm not putting in an evenly just Wherever. And am I actually add some more to and take it from there. Now to stick down mine, what I'm gonna do is use my card board and you can use any thing to apply. I like to use an old room key. And you get a nice even a moment. And then I'm just gonna go ahead and stick these in place to form a nice pattern. We may need to trim some. And I just kind of, you know, make it up as I go along. You can do them straight across if you like, you can do them down. And more interest in powder in there. And the good thing about using the gloss medium as well is that it seals the cardboard. So you don't have to worry about any form of water damage. I mean, I wouldn't soak for these in a sink of water. Obviously. Bullets. You do need to wipe them off when you're finished, a baby wife is fine or damped Guelph. Once you have used these. Now this particular tree is great because it has the pattern on it already. So it's like we get a two for one hair. And I'm just going to add one more little bits right here. I think it needs a bit more though. And just stick that in, in that bit right there. Now this will be a very interesting stamp on its drag. So I'm gonna set this one aside now. And then we can move on to another one. Now, for the next one, I want to do some swirly lines. So I'm just gonna go ahead and do that. Maybe. Make it easier if you're having trouble with the big ones getting those curves like I am. And then I'm just gonna go ahead and run out there. And there we have one swirl. And when I add another line to draw it first, you can go ahead and do that. At some point that one wasn't that swirly anymore. So I'm just gonna go ahead and clean up those edges. Now I have those four holes. I'm going to go ahead and get another piece of cardboard, see which one matches. I don't need that one. I'm actually gonna do its smallest and use this one and we'll just trim off excess. So just as before, I'm going to go ahead and add a thin layer of my gel medium. I said before you can use your Styrofoam, blew your embellishment glue, and put that there. And then I'm going to position these on my plate. I kind of like that bid, so I wanna keep that bit there. So I'm just going to push it that said and decide how I want these. I like that. You just kind of play with placed in them until you're happy with how it looks. Once you are happy with the placement, you can just trim off the edges. And if you find that any of them are sticking up a bit, what you can do is put a piece of cardboard on top flight that and put it under a heavy book while it dries. Just make sure there's no blue of course, on there. When you put your cardboard on, if there is used a non, non-stick graph sheet like a silicone sheet or something to wait, to put it put over it before you wait. Right. So that's another one done. So I just wanted to do more. We're just simple shapes to show you how easy it is. So what we can do a hair, just making a simple shape. I'm not doing anything fancy. I just want to show you that you can use this to do other shapes. Also. What I'm doing here is I'm just gonna stick those on a piece of cardboard. Let me make some smaller ones. And that would be an interesting stamp. Spine, another piece of cardboard here. And we can use this one and we can just cut it down a bit. We could fit another tiny one there. It would be good. Since the tiny one. You can see I use up a lot of my scraps as I go along. And being I have the space on this sheet, I'm going to do another one, but I'm going to give it more of an oval shape. We're gonna add that one down here. And once again, I'm gonna do another small one. And I keep going like this. And any shape you can possibly think of, that bigger the shape the better when you're using styrofoam. Because as you can tell, the details are going to be hard to get with star foam. It's very hard to do extreme detail, but it's a great for these bigger shapes. So I think that is great. I like that. So I'm gonna go ahead and take those off. My gel again, cover the plate. And then I'm going to move on to some other shapes. I have sketched tariff and drawn on star form already, so we just need to cut them out and add them. Let's go ahead and place these on there. Of course you could do these as well with the flat Styrofoam trays without the crisscross pattern. But I think having the crisscross pattern is also fantastic. 3. Styrofoam Stamps: Part 2: For this section, I have gone ahead and chosen some of my little designs from my doodle in here for my styrofoam printing. So I've gone ahead and put little trees on hair and I've gone ahead and put this one on hair. And I also did some houses. But this one is actually on one of the crisscross wants. So that should be a very interesting pattern when we print with it later on. So you can use a craft knife and cut these out if you like, or you can use your scissors. That's up to you. I also have a ballpoint pen in my hand and reason vein, it's not really working properly, but that doesn't matter. And I am going to go ahead and first down in this Styrofoam Neiman indentations here. And that will print when we think of our staff. So let's see how these workouts. So they said you could also use a craft and it's up to you. This is why you need figure designs and not wanted intricate detailed. Because as you can see, to get any form of detail with the star, we're going to use that for one step. Let's get this third one now. That up a bit. Just as we did with the other stamps, we're going to stick bows down to some cardboard. Before I do that, I'm gonna go ahead and put this one out. I'm going to go around it first and then go back in and get the details. We can use these bits nadar on. Make any digital designs you might want, would square lines. You might actually need. Exact a knife if you have curves are craftsmen. It might be easier for getting in these Kirby areas. Then definitely you get a smoother curve there. You also have to be careful because it is very sharp. We don't want the surface below you to get put, then you definitely need to use our craftsmen. And then you can just clean up any edges as we did before. And this is actually the side that we will be printed. Not this sad, but you could go ahead and do another one with that if you prefer. I just thought this would definitely be an interesting one. So we can stick that on another place. I'm just going to stick all of them down at the same time just to make life easier. So I'm gonna go ahead and put these out. It really is a lot easier when the graph. Once again, you can save the bits. There we go. Now, either the Windows or you can do indentations. I'm gonna cook them out the door. The door remains. But as you can see, it's not very easy to him with this pen anyway. So let's put a little handle their pulley that's deep enough. If it's not when you're printing, you can all just go over it again with a ballpoint pen. So that's one house then there's really shredded that paper. Oh, well, let's continue to get these out. Those out. And once again, I'm just going to go ahead and do that. So we have all of those cut out and I'm gonna go ahead and add them too hard. So they have different ones where we can decide which one we're going to use for what the house, let's start with the house is being that's the bigger figure one. I want that to be one stamp and then stick that light that oh, I forgot to cut out those windows. I'm gonna go back and put out those windows. This needs a wider piece. And then we have three. Grab a stronger so that one can go, they can go on there. We've done that. We'll just take a bit of this here. There we go, that's better. And then we can use a funny scraps and make another piece if you let. So just as before, I'm just going to quote the cardboard. As I said, I quote The entire cardboard because it helps to protect it. Essentially it seals it. We're gonna put that over there. Now when I caught the car board, it also makes sure that the entire area under the star full is coated as well so it won't lift. So I'm going to put those aside to dry at one step down. And then I have these little ones. I forgot to clear out those windows, right. Do that quickly for you. And then we can move on. So I think we have quite a few nice stamps that we're going to set a site to drag. Those should do quite well. As I said before, don't throw away your bits and pieces that are left. You can go ahead and just make a cute little textured background stamp kind of thing. So we can just fill this up for. Let me just show you quickly, just like what we did with the strips at the beginning. We can add more variety and really just see those bits making an interest in patterns. And it would be a nice texture plate or background stamp for you to use in your gelatin Brinton. I know it just looks back. I'm just throwing stuff down but you surprise and gelatin printing when you use something like this, what kind of result you can get. And then we can use those little cutouts from the windows. There you have it. Another texture played. More back ground stamp. Depending what you're doing. Of course. Texture plates are great for gelatin fringing, which I love to do. And so that's our scraps. You the dopant in nice background stamp or texture plate. 4. Packaging Foam Stamps: In this lesson, I'll demonstrate how you can use packaging foam to make foam stamp. It's pretty much the same concept as the Styrofoam. But of course it's packaging foam and you can use it to make a stamp. So I'm gonna try this little kitty design I have right here. Let's see if we can get that right. So we have this little head comes out like that little body there. Of course, I don't have a tail unfortunately, because I'm not sure the tail I can try, but the tail might actually. So basically you just need a simple shape, nothing too complex. And you'll need your citizens, of course, to close it out. Now this phone is different than a staff woman that if you push down on it, it's not going to hold the indentation. So we won't be able to add any details. It will be just as we cut it out and we stick it on the cardboard. It still will be interested in though, because if you can see the texture and that should actually come out quite nice when you use it in your journal or on your gelatin plate. Now one thing I want to point out about form stamps is don't expect great detail like you get with the polymers stamps and the red rubber stamps. Those are for very detailed images. These, these definitely aren't there. More of like a nice subtle stamp in the background are a nice silhouette shape for us basically to add texture and visual interest to your journal page. Or your gelatin prints are mixed media, whatever it is you're doing. And so this is one thing I must point out that I didn't point out before is that whatever you do this way when you print, it's going to be that way. So you can just keep that in mind. When you're doing this. If you do letters, for instance, there are gonna be in reverse, so you have to make sure you stick them down in reverse and when you Britain them there are the correct way. So this is a cute little one and you can stick that one down in a minute. You can also do cute little squares stars. I'm going to do a heart, nasa simplest shape. We haven't done a heart yet. We've done lots of circles and squares and so let's just do a heart. Of course, you know, you can go ahead and draw it first if you don't feel comfortable cutting out freehand lightness. And there we have it that will be a cute little heart. So that's package in film, really simple. You can keep goin in all different shapes that you like. I save all of this stuff because it's great to use in your art journal. So just as before, I'm going to grab a piece of cardboard. Should be good. So let's just cut this quickly. Use this MIT for him. Curve that up right there but more. So if you wanted your cat to print this way, then you'd have to stick it down that way. So it just depends how you wanted to. If I want it looking like that, then I'll stick it down like this. It's pretty much flips. It's the opposite of what you are thinking of. A good way of determining if you're going to like it that way is to put it in front of a mirror. Or if you have a phone and then you can flip the image or whatever it is you do on phones. I can't keep up with full and so just using the same channel medium as I did before. And I'm gonna stick these down and then put them aside to dry. I actually like it the other way, so I'm going to stick to it. So I'm going to set these aside. And we will move on now to aircraft foam. 5. Hand-Drawn Craft Foam Stamps: Now we are going to be moving on to craft phone. Now. Foam is pretty much what you buy in the graph section for the kids. For measles Brown just called and this one has a sticker on it already. This one is just regular craft foam. Either of them can be used. It really doesn't matter what you have at home. I wouldn't go out and buy anything special, just use what you have. And then this is a little packet of foam shapes I bought which are very handy for doodling on or even just putting together and making a nice stamp. There are different thickness. I'm going to save the thicker. Wants to show you something later on with the heat tool. And the smaller ones you can do on them, you can just stick them down, make group printing plates and stuff. So these are also great because they're already pre-cut into little shapes. I also saw this one and took it up to show you. This one is like you have a premade full butterfly there. You don't even have to do anything, just stick it on something and you're good to go. So if you look around in your crapped out, wherever it is, you shop, I'm sure that you can find some stuff that you can use there. And it usually isn't expensive because it's a kid's craft items. So we have our foam. So what do we do it full for printing. While just as we did with the Styrofoam, I have all of these ills shapes here that I've now managed to cut out. But I've put some of them on the phone. So I've put that one there and we're going to cut it out. And that'll be a fabulous printing plate. Same with this little mermaid tail. And we're gonna cut out in the mermaid tail, but there weren't gonna go a step further and add the doodled stood, which they will come out when you print saying with my little cactus here, I'm gonna go ahead and cut that out and add the little doodles. And I've put these two on sticky back foam simply because I have the detailed legs and it's just easier for me to get those odd cardboard quickly because the glue is already there. And once again, that would be this one and this one, I'm gonna go ahead and add the doodles when I cut them out. So we're gonna start with those. So basically these are just drawing shapes on a phone, on a film sheet and cutting them out and add in little doodles to them. So that will be the first thing that we're gonna do with the craft film. But we do have quite a few of the craft foam. First one and straightforward, just like the Styrofoam won, we just need to go ahead. Caught this out. A craft knife is probably easier. I'm not sure. I'll try both. And what we've cut it out. As before, we'll just stick it to cardboard. Now another thing I use a lot with craft flow is like that you'd find in packaging or something like if you have a smooth sheet of that, you can go ahead and save those and just kind of run the corners so they don't put you. Another option is this is laminated sheets. I just run em through the laminate or without anything in them. And they are a nice steady consistency for smaller foam stems. But I prefer to use a card for it for the bigger ones because they're definitely need more backing. But as I said, packaging couldn't work as well. Plastic packaging. Maybe something like what? A box of strawberries, for instance, that type of plastic. You can cut it down into a sheet and use that as back in for one of your stamps. I also must mention just like the Styrofoam, I did draw on this, but I drawn it lightly. And I use a Sharpie, light-filled tip, Sharpie, not the point T1 because anything that you use to draw on this like a pencil or pen, anything that presses down in it. It will definitely have an indentation and that will be, that will come out in your print. So use something like a broad tip marker or a Sharpie, but not the pointed one. As I showed you before. I'll show you again. This is the Sharpie that you can use. That's just nice and soft tip, not the one that's more like a pen tip. You will see we are going to use a pen tip on this and you'll see how it indents the foam. And we reached our doodling. I'll show you that. This is definitely easier to cut though then the Styrofoam scissors are going through it like butter. It's just that I chose a design with many curves. So it's taken me a while to to cut out. But just like what fussy fussy cut in when you do rubber stamping and so on. And you just have to take your time and just cut them out properly. But the form is very versatile and it's cheap. So you can easily make as many steps as you want. And there we go. So this one is ready to be stopped down. That's all we're doing for this one. That's how it will look when we print it out. You're probably clean up some of those edges, some before we stick it down because they will come out like that. So I'll just set that aside for now. So just as before, we're gonna stick these down. Once again, bear in mind which way you want it to print. If you want it to print that way and you stick it down that way. It's entirely up to you. It's not too much of a big deal when you're doing stuff like this. It's when you're doing like letters, numbers, symbols, that type of stuff, that it will be reversed, it will look weird. So make sure this is everywhere. And go ahead and stick it in place. I think I prefer it that way, so I'm going to stick it on that way. And set that aside. Same with this one. These aside. And then we're gonna move on to the ones with the doodling. That's a bit different. So I wanted to show you that next. Probably should have caught this plate MOOC, MOOC credit off one inch drive. Alright, I'm gonna set this aside now to dry like the others. 6. Adding Doodles: In this lesson, we're going to do the fourth shape cutouts just as we did before with the free-hand cuts in. But we're gonna take it a step further and we're going to add some dude linda do Lin will show when you print from your food stamps. So I'm gonna begin with the mermaid, I'm sorry, my pace forgot cut-up. I really should have used a cutting mat. And what I'm gonna do is something like that pattern right there. So it's a good idea to work out beforehand what your pattern will be. Because when you write on this with your pen, it any indentation, it just can't be changed, it's gonna print. Now in this particular case, I have the choice of do lean on that side, which means it will print that way. Or if I do it this side it will print the other way. So I want it to print or slight that. So I'm going to flip it this way. And that's the advantage of using the foam that doesn't have the sticky back. The sticky back, I don't have a choice. It will just print that way. So what I'm gonna do is just go ahead and I'm just using a regular gel pen here. This is a unit ball. And I'm just going to press down in it and do some doodles. You can go over it more than once if you like, just to make sure any ballpoint pen can work. Really. This one doesn't seem to be right and I would like one, right? So you can see what I'm doing. There we go. So I'm just going in and making some doodles. You can just make this up as you go along as well. You don't have to do it ahead of time. But sometimes I find it better to do it that way because the foam, as I said, is unforgiven. So it's a good idea just to have it done. Know what you're doing rather. And then for the tail, I'm just gonna go ahead and go in and just add some loose circles. Not really paying attention. Oh, they look, just really fill in in the area. And there we have it. So when we print, this should come out nicely so that one's ready to be stuck them. All right, this little guy now is this one right here. And of course when I print him, he will come up that way. But that's fine. His eyes already. And so I'm just gonna go over it with my ballpoint pen versus down in that phone. And I'm also. Going to add some dots around his nose in his mouth. And then I like swirls. So we'll continue with the swirl thing. He spends don't seem to like to write on full. But that's okay. And then I'll just add some lines back hair. We just continue to add in more dots here. To just fill in that area. He is ready to be stepped down. And if you find that you want these deeper, like when you print, you can just go over them again with your ballpoint pen. Even though it's already stepped down on the cardboard or the plastic, whichever one you're using. Now, this little one was this one here. I'm just going to emphasize that I sum. And the beak. The feathers here, color in that little area. Now if you want, you can go ahead and maybe add a wing also. Just continue to doodle in until you are happy with the outcome. I'm good with that. So I'm now going to start sticking down. As I mentioned before, you can use your plastic because these are smaller. Or you can use your cardboard. I'm gonna stick to my cardboard for these. And I will save my plastic for one, I do the smaller ones. Now this little guy here, okay. You can use this one for this one here. That's just trim that off of it. And we can go ahead and add the gel medium for this one. And then for these guys, I think I'll use that one for this little guy. Can come in here. For these, it's very simple. You just peel off the back end and stick it on. Your cardboard. Isn't protected in this, but I'm not too worried because I will be using, I won't soak in it and want to end. The truth is if you use it like an acrylic paints, the buildup of paint and stuff will eventually seal it. So same with this one. It would just peel it off and stick it on. Of course, you've reaper, if you prefer, you can go ahead and give the cardboard of coats of varnish first before you stick on your little guys. So these ones are ready. And this one, we will use the gel medium. And then we just go ahead and add our stamp. Put this aside to dry, and we will move on now to our next lesson. 7. Trying Out Your Stamps: Our food stamps are dry now, so I have them all. What I'm gonna do is just give them a quick test. I'm going to use some acrylic paint and just put some on my hair. And I have my Breyer and just rolling it out. And I'm going to ink up my stamp. Now this is one way we use it. Another way would be to lift the paint off of a jelly, please. We'll get to that in the next section when we take R to R Delhi plates and start using our stamps. So there you go. It's a very nice texture and be great in a background like that one a lot. And I'm interested to see how that one that we did with the circle is comes, Oops, shirt to hold it while you're doing that. And that's dry. That was there. Once again. Another great point. When you finish with these, you can do them off with a baby wipe or a damp cloth or paper towel. And there you have it. Another great one. This should be good enough background. I'm interested to see this one. This one comes out because it has the circles and the texture. And this one is come loose a bit. I'll glue that back down. Some more. Inhibit. Do that one on n-bit. Let's just try this out. And there we have it nice circles. So I'm gonna stick that back down. And then move on to this. You can see there are all kind of different. These will work best on the jelly plate. Or as I said, for ground texture in your art journal page. Then that's pretty cool. I didn't add enough ink there, you know, K1 rather. And the last drawn it. Now I'm just seeing what happened right there. I'm going to try printing that one over. I notice it's a bit curved. So if that happens. You can just put it under a book overnight. And everything should be flattened out a bit. So I'm going to try that one more time. And that, that's actually a pretty cool as well. So what happened with this one? Hair was at the bottom, is a bit curved up probably because of where I cut. It was close to the edge of the foam. So I'm going to try put that under book and see if that flattens down a bit. So that's something you can look out for not to use a bit too close to the edge of the tree. When I save that, what I mean is like this little bit right here, I think that might have been that. So that's why that happens. So I'm gonna try it one more time, paying attention to pressing down at that bottom end. And there we go. It's actually fine. G, I'm gonna go ahead and put this under a book overnight. And that should help to deal with that problem. As you can see, the lines came out quite nicely where there were lines. So that's basically it for the styrofoam stamp in. You can use Incas. Well, however, I felt that could, there isn't a kind of beads up a bit on the flow. I don't know if we'd over time with the layers of acrylic paint and stuff, it might actually be okay with the ink. I almost forgot about our little trees hair, so I'm gonna go ahead and print from those and see how those turn out. Those are pretty cool just to show you what I meant with the ink reading up. Just give that a quick flight. And go ahead and use the ink pad. This is a dye ink, so maybe it's just very wet. And it tends to beat up a bit on some of the Styrofoam, but this one actually looks okay. So I'm gonna go ahead and print that. So it doesn't really come out that good with the dye ink. I find it acrylic paint work so much better with this Styrofoam. So let's continue. I'm going to switch colors, actually. Going to use some burnt sienna, which is a brown. And then print these ones. And that's very nice. Once again, very nice. That little nick right there is what caused that every little Nick on your star f2 will show when you're printing. So you have to be very careful when you're carbon. Sprint that one again. And there we go with the brown. So that's it for our styrofoam. Our printer, actually quite nice. I'm not mangling them at all. And as I said before, I'll show you how we can use these later on with our daily. Next to that we're going to try is the ones that we made from the package in. These ones take the pink quite nicely. And I can see that we're going to have some great texture going up. Well that's actually very, very nice. I really like the texture that you get with these. So now you're going to have to start keeping all that track login form so you can make stamps because it's cushioned ni as well. It has a little, you know, gave when you press it down so you get a really, really nice print. So these were from the packaging. Really, really nice. I'll try them with the excuse me. I'll try them with the ink also. But once again, I'm not sure if it's gonna beat or not. We can try. It, does it but very speckled. So the paint definitely works better than the dying. Let me just try pigment ink. Just kinda dry it off a bit there. This is just black pigment. And I've covered it Farley. Let's see. It's not bad with the pigment. Think the dying tends to be a bit runny though for this. So look at that beautiful texture. It really shows up with the pigment. And there we go. That's a lovely goes sprint. So that would be the package in full. Let's say the packaging foam is a window. Just use wet wipe. So as I said, to clean up your stamps, anything that needs doing back on or whatever you can do it along the way. Now, our foam stamps or dry, we want to go ahead and test them out. These were the ones that we just cut out with scissors. So I'm gonna go ahead and add the paint to these. And it comes out very, very well. Unlike It's very absorbent initially. But as you build up the US Senate, the layers build up and it won't absorb as much paint. So I'm quite happy with that one. And these also do take the ink swell would just dry off with that. But I find that the foam stamps, the craft foam stamps, I should specify, take the ink much better than the Styrofoam stamps. Since I will demonstrate right now, say there you go, much, much better. So I'm going to set that aside and move on to our cactus. I think I should get a green paint to use with that cactus. And already have brown right there. I'll just add the green down here. It's gonna mix a bit, but I'm just demonstrated. So it's not really that big of a deal. If we're doing our jelly print, I would probably be a little bit more careful. So let's go ahead and try that. So you have that turned out. That's actually quite cute. That one came out very nicely. But you know what I should've done with the cactus and we can do that now is to go ahead and go in there and add some little dots all over the cactus. Now the beauty of working with the foam is that you can go in and anytime you're in, just add you can subtract them. Once you put an indentation in there. It's definitely in there. Where you can do is reinforce what you already have in there. If an area needs to be more prominent. So let me go ahead and think this up again with my p. And let's see what happens if those little holes will show up. And there you have it. The cute little holes are there. And this was a really nice one. I'm quite pleased with that one. And then we only have the green That's just go ahead and cover this little guy here. And my dream is running out. So I'm gonna go ahead and add some brown also. And let's print this, so on and see how that looks. And there we have it that is lovely and like that one a whole lot. So I think we definitely hit the jackpot with those cutout form stamps. We have these three to try still. We have our little bird or a fish. And our mermaid tail. Right here is such a mess. I think I'm just gonna clean it up a bit before we go any further. Then we can try those ones. Alright, I'm gonna go back to my blue now. And ink up my mermaid tail. C, this one turned up. And that is amazing. I like that one a lot. It did go down in the middle where we did the spirals and stuff, but it actually is okay. It's like two different shades almost the way it came out. But if you wanted those deeper, you could just go ahead at this point and go over them one more time like that. Really pushed down into that phone. And then try and just clean enough my tip of my pen here. And let's just try that one more time and see if it made a difference are not. And there you have it. See now there are more white. More white is showing through. So it's pretty much the same with these guys and have a feeling. This might need to go over as well. I've made an awful mess here. Is going away that up a bit because that will definitely come out on the paper. I had too much pain to on my Breyer. Let's move this over a bit so you can see. And there we have our little fish. Quite cute. And lastly, we have our little birdie here. Once again, I'm just clean up that area. And then I'll stamp it here. And there we have it. That one's actually very, very nice. So as you can see, the craft full picks up detail. So much easier than the Styrofoam. And definitely big recommendation of mine if you want to make your own foam stamps, because it's very cheap and very accessible for, for most people, it's, you know, it's a kitties item. So it's in craft aisles and stuff. Wherever you shop. 8. Using a Heat Tool: So in this lesson I'm going to show you how to use a heat tool to make pattern on the phone. And like this right here, this is what essentially it will look like. It's not a very popular method, but I did come across it and I thought I'd share it with you because it gives you a really nice detailed stamp. As you can see. It's recommended for this particular one that you use, the thicker film, which is why I am using these blocks from that craft phone package I showed you initially. This is where the thinner foam and it works fine also, I think a thicker film, thicker. Pomona. I think the thicker foam is recommended as a tongue twister. Because if you're a heat tool is too hot to minus Martha Stewart craft tool, so it doesn't get as hot as like a wood-burning tool. Lots of people use wood burning tools and those get super hot on go right through the foam. A couple of things. This will burn you very badly. And number two, I'm not sure what kind of fumes it gives off, so make sure if you're trying it, you work in a well ventilated air near open window. Now. I have a piece right here. This is a flow sheet. It's once again into craft section. And this is by flow means and you can see how thick that is at six millimeters. But I also found these that I shared with you already. Have some great sorry about the crackling. Some great shapes in there. So I just wanted to show you that you could literally just due to LAN these the way you did with your pencil and come out with these fabulous shapes. So this is Martha Stewart tool. I'm not sure if it's still available or not. I've had it for awhile. And this is the package that it comes in. It's a multi-purpose heat tool. And it comes with a little word different pieces. So probably meant for like stencil cousin and stuff like that. They do have wood-burning tools also, but those get super super hot. Sir, it depends with what you're comfortable work in width. So this one I think is really for like cut it out stencils and stuff. But it works great for this project. So essentially you just have to figure out what you want to do. So I have a scrap of paper hair. I'm gonna see if this works. It's just an experiment. It just popped into my head awhile ago. So I have drawn my heart here. I'm going over it again. I want the lines thick because I am going to see if I can get it to rub on my phone. I literally just started this idea. I had no either no plan of Teach in it. So you have to excuse me here. So I'm just gonna go ahead and just furnish it and see if it transfer it. Look at that. Now we have our design on there. So what you need to do that is a charcoal pencil. So no, don't burn yourself down here is very hot. We're just gonna go ahead and press that into the phone. Just might not know these very thick ones don't need to be mounted thick enough as it is. And there you have it. Just to show you that it works. Let me go ahead and link that up and stamp it right here. So there you have it. A quick and easy stamp. Using a heat tool, you can do any shape you like with it. The thin ones work as well, but the thin ones as you have to be careful not to go right the way through. And also you may have to mount them on something. So that is entirely up to you. I nice pattern would be just some waves like that. I find it very awkward for all because of a court pulling down. And this isn't a method I would use regularly. But I thought I would share it with you. And I'm teaching this course on film stamping. And there you have it. And I'm going to switch that off and move it out the way. But let's just see how this one turned out to see you see what we're doing here. And let's put them there. So these two can be used in your Rap, sorry, art journal and on your jelly play. And there you have it. So what you can do with this tool, I mean, it's up to you what you're willing to draw off or what you want to draw are either, if you find that some of your doodles and the other stamps that we have drying didn't work. And you can always go back in with this tool also. 9. Diecuts and Punches: Part 1: In this lesson, I'm going to go over how to use your direct cuts with the craft film to make your own form stamps. I've gone ahead and add have run these through my machine. And as you can see, I just fill up the entire sheet that way I can just maximize the use of my phone. And I am using the sticky back form sheet for this. But you of course can use irregular foam and then you can glue them in place. For these, I'm going to be used in the laminate sheets that I'd run through the laminate and these were the three millimeter ones. And I just run it through with nothing in it. Of course, you can use any type of package in or cardboard. All are great to stick it onto its just for something to grip it. See you have something to hold while you're printIn. Alright, so as I said before, I already ran at these through the machine. A good idea if you have small pieces is to have some kind of pick. This one is actually my knife. This one is my needle tools as anything like this that you can just poke out those more intricate pieces. So I'm hoping that they all came out nicely. If not, I will just have to go in there with my scissors. But sometimes the ones near the ends don't come off that. Great. Ok, here we go. They're sticky, so it wants to think comes off, it's actually very fiddly to deal with it. So I'll straighten that OneNote when we're going to put it on because that has gone and bent over. But basically you just have to pull out these little bits before sticking it on your plastic. And we'll do this for all of them. You might want to stay away from ones that are very frail, like very thin lines. I find that those are very hard to work with this kinda like what happened with that antenna a while ago, I just immediately bent on no. And I'm going to have to straighten that one in a bit or abandon that one altogether and we'll see what happens. So I find that once you have a very free line like that, that is what can happen. So this one is a good one because it has the indentations on it right here. So as you can see, that came on to full. So that will make a fabulous print, will have great texture. And let's continue. This one is a cute, tiny one. That one will be nice as well. I have never tried to tree before, so I'm interested to see how that came up. Once again, this one has a little skinny bit so you have to be careful and remember if I puncture this with my pointer tool, it will show when I do the print, the feather came up quite nicely. The bird, just like with the butterfly antenna, I have to be very careful when that leg. And the circles are very thin and have bits to punch out dough, throw these circles away, these perfect circles. We can use them to make a nice texture stamp. You can probably punch these out as well before you move the die may actually be easier in terms of holding it. When you have a very intricate design. I mean, you could do the fancy lease ones and all of that. If you've had the patients do, it will just take a while to get all the little bits out. But they will make fabulous prints. So you don't have to do as many as I did. I just did that because they wanted to maximize my form sheet. And I'm still going to use it to get more more stamps out because I have one more thing to show you after this and that would be how to use regular punches with to make your own stamps. So we can save those bits for punches. You don't need to go and use another to form. As you can see, this one is giving me a warm time because of course we have those little skinny lines. So I'm glad I did a couple like this. So you can see the difficulty you can run into, particularly with the sticky back, because then the sticky comes off. As you can see, the backend comes off rather, and then they start to stick everywhere. But I'm going to attempt to salvage this and the butterfly. I'll just turn it down like that for now and just leave it right there. While I finish to take my my pulled out. This is a cute arrow. This one is fairly easy. And this is little lower. Those little holes where to come out. But you can actually leave them in and it will just show as texture if it's too much work to get them out. They don't look like they punched properly in this case. So I'm just going to leave those rather than ruined the whole stamp. And then lastly, I've never tried this one before. I'm just going to try punch out the bits while I still have the big paper hair. Because I think this one might be a bit fiddling. Actually what I'm gonna do is it's so big, it's just go ahead and click around it. And I'm going to stick it straight on to the plastic and then take it from there. So here's my plastic. I am just going to take this ball and stick it down. And then pulled back the rest of it. And see if that works easier. That should actually help a lot keeping those bits down. Like I said at once, if the pieces are small, like in this case, it's going to be that much harder to get them moved. I've never tried this one before. So as a dicot I mean, with the film as a stamp, so I'm glad I did. So you can see what difficulty you can run into and what to expect when you do these ones with inner bits. So I'm just going to keep this till I get it all out. It will be worth it in the end, I can assure you. As you can see, it's starting to look very nice hair. We're down to just this little bit here. Sometimes running it through the dicot machine also helps just to make sure everything has a crisp cut. I only ran this through once. I probably should have done it twice. Just to ensure some areas were properly coats. Here we go. I think that's pretty much it. There's just this little area here. Let's see. There we go. That's it. So this stamp is already ready. So I'm just going to cut that out. And here we have our first round of corners. So they don't feel like I'm always getting favorite quotes and stuff. So I'd like to round up mine is a bit of paperless bears, so I'm just trying to get him off and I'm just going to turn it over and give it a push just to make sure everything is secure. And there you have your first stamp. And we'll test them all in a bit. Alright, let's get to some of these others, shelley. This was another fiddly one which I'll fix that after. Alright, so I'm going to save this circle hair. And there was one more I want to save for our next lesson. Alright, so I'm not throwing away that because that can be used with some small launched. And I'm just going to cut that one out next. Angular rate down. So we're gonna continue this for the rest of them. You get the general. Idea. Then usually you can just dip it in your ink and just like that. And I just try and use up that one. I need to fix this. Well, I just try and use up all these little bits like this. I wouldn't waste, I would put something is tiny one hair on it. That would be another stamp. And this one, of course, that one could be another stamp with these very tiny ones. I leave a bit at the end so I can have it to hold, to just press down, light up. And it will give us a nice step. Four. Now one thing I wanted to show you, if you find that your dyes move around our unites a very intricate die, then you can use a little bit of painters tape. Just hold your dying place while you run it through the machine. And then your dye stays in place and you have your thank god. Now what I wanted to show you what this particular one was. You can also save the negative shapes, which is this bit hair as, and use them as stamps as well as the one with the positive shapes. So out of this particular dye, we have two stamps. Let me show you how that would work. So this one, I didn't use a sticky back, I just realized that. So I'm gonna grab some glue. I'm just going to use my embellishment glue here. And I'm just gonna put it all over this or as I did before with this star foam, you can just put it on your actual up plate that you're sticking to, whether it's your cardboard or your plastic. So I'm gonna go ahead and just stick that right here. And same goes for this one. This is my favorite embellishment glue. It's by Nouveau I, but I think it's tonic studios. They have good sales, so we for a sale. And then just stuck up on blue. It pretty much keeps everything in place and it dries clear. So it's nouveau glue. And it definitely isn't my favorite. So these are going to take a minute to dre. So when they're dry out, cut them out and you will see how the negative shape works just as well as that positive shape. 10. Diecuts and Punches: Part 2: These are some letters I have already cut out with my dad cut machine. I have two-word chair and these are some ones that I bought into store. Now I want to show you how to use ledgers in particular, because one of the things you absolutely have to remember is that you have to reverse them. These are the two words I've cut out our dream and inspire. I'm going to use these in my art journal because I liked those words a lot when I'm art journaling. Well, those could be hope, cherish. Anything you want really in your art journal. If you notice, I'm turning them over because that's where the sticky side is. That's where we're going to be sticking them down. And there'll be in reverse as I said before. So I'm just sought denote my lets us with them like this. I can read them properly and then when I stick them down, I will actually reverse them. You really have to think. When you're doing lenses that much more. Or any design that you want, as it is on your page, you have to do it in reverse. So these are the two words that I am going to use to make my stamp to different stamps. And the first one I'm gonna do is inspire. So we're going to have to do it in complete reverse here. So that's why I laid out my letters first. So I could definitely see what I'm gonna do in reverse. And that's how it would be in reverse. So I'm gonna go ahead and stick these down. You also have to remember when you are putting out your stout, I mean your decode, sorry that you have to do it. So the letters in reverse do them neatly or haphazardly. It really doesn't matter. And I will show you how this looks in just a minute. If you really want to profit, what you can probably do is just use a ruler to draw a line with a sharpie or something like that. So you can put the, the bottom bits on the line. That way you will have it. So there's your word inspire. The next one is a dream. We're going to do the same thing. So the word would start over here and end over there to make sure you haven't turned the right way. Sometimes it gets a bit confusing. What you can do to help is if you have them like a hand-held mirror handy. You could look at them in the handheld marrow and it would show the reflection. So you'd know that the word is being spelled out correctly. That one is in the wrongly. Sometimes when they are, they don't go on perfectly. I like it's really good in your art journal because it just kinda adds that flare. But that's of course depends on your personality. And what do you like? See it's dream and everything is backwards at spout backwards and the letters are backwards. But when you turn it, it's the actual word dream. So that's how you make the ones for the words. And I just wanted to show you something here with these. So I have here the foams the foam stickers I had shown you earlier. And what I didn't think of when I was buying them is that because because they have the sticker on that side would be reversed when I printed them. So I cannot use them in this manner. So they're going to have to be put aside for another project. But I did try something being i had so it's an experiment. I haven't tried it before. So what I'm going to do is try and spell out a word here. Let me look for H and doing the work. Let's see. Okay, here is the word hope. So that's just push those off. So as you know, if I printed this, it would just be in reverse. It would E it would look like this. And that is no longer the word probe. So what I'm gonna do is stick it down on a piece of plastic. But I'm gonna stick it down on this side using my embellishment glue. And then I'm gonna pull up the stickers and puts on corn starch on it. Baby powder, of course, is pretty much the same thing. And then I'm gonna see if that actually gets rid of the adhesive and we can then use it as a stamp. But I've never tried this before. So it's an experiment. So let's see if it works. So what we're gonna do and leaving the paper on for now, because it's just easier to work with without a corn starch in my way and this stickiness. So I'm gonna go ahead and stick these on with my embellishment glue. This BU drives pretty fast. So hopefully we can move on quickly. There we go. So I'm going to leave that to drive for a minute. As you can see, it's now the right way and let me just flip it over. So it's the right way. No. So I just need to come up a bit too dry. So I'm just going to add the cornstarch out away from violence. Dr1. The other store bought Wanda that have hair that I showed in the beginning were these butterflies are pretty much ready to show you a couple options for you and take out a few of them. They're all the same. Just different clothes. And what I want to show you is a background stamp. So you can do a fat grown stamp for your art journal. You can do it as big as you want or as small as you want. I'm going to do it. This kind of like a four by six says. What you can do is just stick these all over it. There's some punch outs that didn't come out C, So we can get those out. And I'm just going to place these. Randomly all over this piece of plastic here. This will actually make a very nice background stamp. I will show you all of them in a minute. They've turned out, hey, you don't have to do anything to this, that's it for that one. And of course, you can simply just use one and make this a regular film stamp with a single one on it. So I'm gonna move that aside. And let's just put one on here for a single stamp. And we can cut that one out. And I'm gonna show you how all of the sprint. So this is still moving around, so we'll get back to that one in a minute. So let's just show you how these ones print. So I'm gonna use my ink pad for this. And I have it right here handy. And I'm going to begin with this one. Now you have the flow shapes that don't have the sticky back as well if you can find them and we made a mess already. And those would be great because you can stick them whichever orientation you want or you can flip it. It's fine. So there you have that to perfect. Stamp the Great in art journal. And then of course we have this big one. Make sure it's properly by the phone does tend to absorb that came initially and the paint, whichever one you use it on. But more and more you use it is the less it will absorb it. Let's go ahead and print that one. Of course, you know, you could use cardboard as well for the backend, just like we did in elders or if you have a woodblock that's fine as well. Or you could use your stamp is block, Goodson removable, adhesive. So there you have quite a few. So it's a great background stamp for your art journal. Or of course, in your gelatin print in. So there are two words. Let's try them and see how those ones turn out. These, as I said, I did with a dicot, I think it was a typical DAG that physics. There are loads of different brands and stuff. And the beauty of the foam. It's thin enough that those little thin wafer dyes work as well as the big dies that the ones that I use to get way back when the heavy ones that can cut through anything. So to call bold, that Prince was just great to add that word to your art journal. And look at that. So it's that easy to do the words. As I said, the secret is you have to put them in reverse. So this has dried enough right now for me to remove my stick those and the back of the sticker rather. And I'm just gonna go ahead and put a generous amount corn starch on it and see if that helps to get rid of the stickiness on the back of the lattice. And then it definitely does. So I'm just going to go over it a few more times just to make sure everywhere is covered. So let's try take a print. I mean, it's not a 100% dry it, but it shouldn't list because we are just using the eight pad. So let's see what happens. As I said before, this is an experiment. I tend to do that a lot. I'm workin and then an idea pops into my head. So even though I am filming this course for you, I'm still going to share with you my ideas, even don't teach. And so there we have, it's nice and inked up on. Let's see if this idea works or if it sticks to the paper. I think it should work because it felt like the corn starch, it absorbed all of that blue. And so if you have these stickers, not sure what that is. And so it's more cornstarch. If you have these sticky back foam stamps, make an always work. A few. Follow those instructions. Just to recap what I did for this one. I glued them on. I didn't use the sticky back because then they would be upside down or back to front or whatever happens when you'd stick them on the wrong way. And I glued them on as I did with this letters or in reverse and let the glue dry. And then I used cornstarch after I took off the sticker backing. Nice spread cornstarch all over it. You can also use baby powder. It's the same thing. And let that sit for a few seconds before brushing it off, I went over it just a couple of times to make sure that I had gotten all the adhesive that was on the phone and that was I print it as normal. So if you make a mistake and cut out your letters, if you're using this to give back film in reverse. Or if you buy the store bought ones that already have their deep on them, then at least you know, you can salvage them using that little trick. That's it for our letters. That's move on. 11. Diecuts and Punches: Part 3: Another way to use Kraft foam is to use them with punches, the type that you'd have for scrapbooking and stuff. This is one I punched out already and it pretty much straight forward. Great way to use up your scrap. Tear. This, Go ahead. Press down hard. And there is your punch up. We'll stick that on plastic just as we did with the other ones. Using up your scraps. Sometimes they get stuck as you can see. So I will get that out later. But there is our little leaf. So minors DO if you had sharper punches, I'm sure you wouldn't have a big is a problem getting them. Oh, it says me. Another way is traditional hole punches. You can use this one, but I am just realizing that mind is it. The foam I'm using is a bit thick for this one. So I'm actually not gonna bother with that one right now. But I will show you with this one. So it straightforward. You go through them, punch out as many as you like. And we're going to use this along with the other circle that we had from our previous die cut to just make a cute little stamp. So go ahead and punch these out. As many as you like and we can get that. And there was one more somewhere. All right, we'll just use what we have here. So grab a bits of your plastic. Let's just take some from this one. Here's a circle. And what we can do with this is add these and just make a pattern. You make a fabulous stamp when you're finished putting them all over. Dt is going to continue doing this until it's full. So I'll get back to that. And of course, with the other ones. Just as before, we just stick those on there. You have a little leaf. If you want to move that, close me. There we go. Little tulip. And a little son. So that's pretty much it for foam stamps. As long as you have dyes, opportunities that you have are endless. Or as I said before, you can draw them freehand. Or you could use stencils if you're not comfortable with join. But as I said before, be careful whatever you use neck with your drawing because once you press down with that pen or pencil, mark is going to appear in the full where you had pressed. So in our next lessons we move on to using our steps. That should be exciting because I'm going to do it Jelly page or two as well as an art journal page. Right, let's just check this stamp here. I wanted to show you this before we moved on, but I wanted it should try first, it should be dry enough. I wanted to just show you how the negative shape looks. It's not fully dry it, but I'm just going to take my time and just get the stamp then. Now in this case, as you can see, there's not much to hold. And if you're if you're afraid of touching this damp, I'm going to show you a little trick that you can use. There you go. That's the negative shapes. And that's the positive shape. So I was messy. That's why that, you know, is there a book you can clean that up if that were to happen. If I was doing a really nice page, I wouldn't allow that to happen. So in terms of stamping and you're having trouble, like holding onto that stem. What you can do is just grab some masking tape or paints this tape. Fold it in half like that, make a little handle, and then just press that down. And now I can move my stamp around quite nicely. I'll do the same with this one and just show you how fabulous fat is. I've probably add more circles later on. But I just wanted to show you the things that you could do with the simplest things, because a lot of people still have pulled punches liner ONE isn't that amazing book of that stamp. It's really, really good. So as you can see, the quality of the foam stamps is actually quite good. The craft full. Let's do this big one being we're trying them out. I've never done this tree before, so I'm excited to see how this one will turn out. So I'm going to go ahead and try it out. Of course, you can use whatever color you choose. I just wanted to show up for you. So black is just bento are showing up now. And then you just have to make sure you cover evenly and look at that. Isn't that pretty? Like I said before, if I was doing a page, I'd be more careful. And what I would do is clean off these areas. Before printing. If you don't have like a plastic back in for something like this. Another great idea is to use lack of prepositional glue stick and use stamping. Stamp was block like this. And that you can use a reposition will glue to stick your foam stamp on hair. And then you can stamp as if you were using a polymer stamp or a clean back red rubber stamp. So that's something you can do as well if you don't want to stick them down, I'd prefer to stick them down because I can just grab and go on. And as you can see, the IEA member sticking on these little bits was very intricate and it is just easier to have them on something. I'm gonna pack up hair now. And when I come back in the next lesson, we will see how we can use all of these fabulous stamps we've made. You should have quite a collection now. So we can do some jelly Brinton and we can do an art journal page or two and try incorporate, you know, at least most of the stamps that we have made, if not all of them. So I'll see you in the next lesson. 12. Gelatin Printmaking Using Your Stamps: Wow, look how many stamps we have made in this course. I don't know where to begin. I am going to be using my della template now, so I have to choose which ones I'm going to use. I had no idea that we actually made so many. So I'm going to decide on what to use and think I'm going to use my styrofoam stamps initially because they're great for back wrongs because they don't have as much detail as the full wants. So I'm going to build up some layers with those and put these others aside. But we have so many to choose from. So I'm gonna do a couple of gelatin prints to show you how you can use them in with your jelly played. And then I'm also going to do a couple of our journal pages. So you see how we could use them there also. So let's see what we can do. I'm just gonna move these out the way. You can see what I'm doing here. So I have my Incomplete. Incomplete. You can use star, sorry. Ceramic tile is fine. Any smooth surface really a star for country can also, or just your silicone masses fine your work Matt, it's fine. You're sort of smooth surface that you can use to just rule out the Europeans. A lot of times. Watch your videos and I'm guilty of this. Also, you put it straight on the gelatin plate. That's fine. If you don't mind wasting paint. And I'm trying to do it the right way today because I'm teaching. But sometimes when you do it that way, you do end up with a bit too much paint on your gelatin plate. So what we're doing here is that we're just building up layers. You start generally from light to dark. And you rule out the paint on your gelatin plate. And then you go ahead and decide what texture you're going to use. Now that's a great one as you can see. And then what you do is take a print, now, daily paper right here. Because I like to use these in my art journal as fat grounds. But you can use any type of paper really. And as you can see that our first layer, and I'll show you that it can work with regular pay per yet another stamp. So let's go ahead and add some of those. And this is just regular paper. And I'm going to do it to the corner here. And you just pull up the parent and there you have it. Those are the marks or something that was left on my gelatin plate before. It doesn't matter. If you're a fluffy and you don't want stuff like that, then make sure your gelatin plate is fully clean. So let's just do a few papers and then we'll go through and build up layers. So rural out with your breath. And then go ahead and add your texture using your plates that we just made and your stamps. And then I can go ahead and pull your print. Now we've based huge sheets being, I use them as background. What I am going to do is just fill them up like that. Put that one aside. And I'm just going to keep going and fill all this paint right here was finished. I'm trying to use all my stamps. So you can see exactly. They turned out use this one again. And there you have it right there. So you can see the star pumps that are really, really working nicely. I'm working fast because I don't want my paint to dry. But that of course depends on where you live and you have an air condition on or a fan. All of those things would affect how fast your paint dries. It. I'm gonna do another one hair. So you don't have to do it all over just like what I'm doing and fill up the paper. You can actually just cut these down to the plate size or cut them down afterwards. That's up to you. And I'm just going ahead and trying to get as much covered as I can tell. This is one of the foam ones, as in the craft film, which actually looks very nice. For my daily paper. I put the rougher side down in the smoother side to the fact that one is very, very nice. So I'm just gonna keep building up layers. My pins is almost finished now. So what I'm gonna do is try to fill up our house. Yeah. Let's see how that one turns out. Nice. And see the houses came out really, really nice. And I'm going to use the heart and just do some hearts all over my jelly plate. And I'm going to fill up this one. Then again. I think we've pretty much exhausted. Yellow and white. We have, it's our styrofoam stamps are definitely doing great with this one. I'm going to use is I'll use and then had some orange. I'm going to add some orange to this one. And then I'll go into these paints are old. Okay, we seem to be getting it to work. And think I'm going to actually add a little bit of white to that. Now, orange paint is a very old pain, so it's really not behaving as it should. Have paint like this on your stamp. And you, you can easily just use another paper and just go ahead and run that on there. And you have a nice stamp also on your print. So you don't have to waste it. You could just keep up scrap paper nearby are art journal and you can easily build up backgrounds like that with your stamp. Alright, so let's get back to this one and let's start adding layers. So I didn't this one in the corner for a reason, so we could easily position it back in the foreigner and try to keep it more or less in the correct position. And there we have that warm, so it's built up a layer there with the daily paper. You can see through it so you know exactly where this one is a good print. That one had a bit too much paint, I think. Because you can see the previous sprint is there and then this one, so you can see the layers starting to build. I'm going to build this layer as well. And there you have it. You could easily end up with a ton of these. You could literally just have a jelly printing session where you just set up and just make a whole lot of backgrounds, which is what I do. These are just bits of paint from our previous printing session. I was using a type of paint I wouldn't normally use on my jelly plate and it just it was just like glue. So it didn't work out too well for me there. So if you have a bit too much paint like this, you can easily just take a print if you want. And let me just show you what I mean. So I'm gonna get a new piece of paper. I'm gonna do that, lift up some of the paints, then I can just use this, another print. And then I have that. And I can go ahead and add another layer. We'll do a few more with the orange. And then we'll start adding the peak. Use these trees. Yeah, let's go ahead and see how that comes out. This side. Like in this one. As you can see, I keep using it over and over again. So you can literally just go on and on and on and on. I would like a 100 pages. And then you're finished. But it really is fun building up layers. Therapeutic. Since it's a nice, messy work where you don't really need to think of anything more than your colors. I wouldn't recommend using more than three colors plus black and white because you don't want it to get muddy. I find that a lot of people to see these videos of people, jelly Brinton and I personally don't like when there are that many colors involved, but it's it's a personal preference. So let me not say if you like a lot of bright vibrant colors, then go for it. And one problem you have doing this is that you soon run out of space. Sometimes I have my floor covered, my table covered, my bookshelf anywhere where I can actually put one to dry. I have it drying. And we're just going to use this right here and just quickly get that cleaned up. Alright, so I think we've done quite a few years now with this orange and white. And we can definitely move on to another color. Let me just do one more to just get that little spot right there. And you cover a nice sheet. And so we're gonna move on from this collar. No, I'm not cleaning my plate. I'm just gonna keep going. That's a lot of pain that came out there. I'm just gonna move some further. Ok. There we go. And that's a nice bright, it looks very nice and mixed with the orange actually. And we're gonna start adding more Laos. I think something like this would be really cute on this. And that's a lovely parental. I wouldn't do much more to this sprint. I probably just use a toothbrush and add some splashes of like black or white or something like that. I'm going to leave that one as is. I really like that one. Sometimes you have a print that's like this and you stop other times, you'll keep going. Or sometimes you think, oh my god, I should have stopped. But I love this as is. So I'm gonna put this one aside. So I'm just gonna keep going. I can add some white to the training gives you want variations. Or maybe you can add some of that orange back as well. That would be nice. So let me see what stamps I haven't used. Let me move these the way we've used these a lot. Let's see what else we have over here. We have our cactus. You can actually start building up images if you like. This is our one of our stamps from before. I'm just gonna do some stamps with that. So you don't have to just use one. You can use as many as you like. So let's see how that turns out. You never really know zealots in printmaking until you actually pay for it. And then you kinda have that wow moments. And that is getting really, really nice. You can see the outlines of the cactus there and that little sons. And if this is still wet, you can go ahead and take a ghost. The ghost sprint is basically the second print that you get off the plate. And sometimes it's a lot nicer than the first sprint. See, there you go. You're left with the negative space of what was on there before we did this. So let's just keep going. Before a paint your eyes here. And do we have here, let's try the kept. Its puts them all over. C. Once again, you can use this to go ahead and stamp. You have to waste any paint and gelatin Princeton, and that cleans up your stamp as well. And then you can go ahead and do it. There you go. A little stamp images showing through. And then we will use this one to just do the ghost print. And the ghost branches batch. Really nice. So there's the ghost sprint and here's the first print. I do like the ghost print in this case. Let's just keep going and get in that link on the page. Let's use this one. Once again. We can use this to stamp, set, great stamp. And right now we just need to get the sheets covered. These are ones I'm, I'm using these ones here for background people. When I'm doing make an embellishments, are doing my art journaling. Here's that one we made with the butterflies. This one is great because you can get many butterflies. The same time if you wanted to make a giant one for a giant jelly plate, that would also be good. And once again, go ahead and just stamp. And as you can see, It's definitely a nice one. I'll say. Let's use this fateful. And there you have, that's actually very pretty. I wouldn't add another layer to that one at all. And let's find another one here for the ghost sprint. And that's the ghost. And so this one is actually really, really pretty. I think I'm going to do more and fill up this page like that. So that's basically how you use them. Thin gelatin prints. There we go. So look at that beautiful background people. This one is ready to go to use in my art journal or to make embellishment. I'm gonna set that one aside. I'm all done with that one. This one, I can add something to that corner. And that's pretty much it for this. They definitely make fabulous backgrounds. There we go. That one is finished as well. That one side. And go ahead and print this one. And there we go. Let's just finish up this paint. And then we can move on to using them in art journal. Where is that? Just so you know, we haven't tried this little tree and I want to try these two trees. Let's see that stamp, but I don't see why we can't use it. There. We have it. The trees are fabulous. Tried this one next. More paint on toolbar pallet. And let's go ahead and just randomly. And that flat ground paper is fabulous. So the next thing I'm going to show you is how to use these stamps in your art journal. It's straightforward, I know, but I just wanted to demonstrate being we've made so many stamps. Just give you some ideas of what you can do with them. So this is one great background page. Well, here's another and here is a map. So these are all stamps we made right here in this course. So I'm quite pleased about those. These can do it a few more layers or you can leave them as is if you like, it's up to you. And of course, we could have these two that were done on the regular Paypal. And I like that one. I'm not going to trouble it. Add anymore layers, that is, and this one is also pretty cute. 13. Art Journaling Using Your Stamps: Part 1: In this lesson, I am going to use some of the stamps that we made in our art journal. Of course, we can't use all of them because we made so many. But let's see what we can do. So what I'm doing here is just CO2 in my page with Jess. So this just helps to prevent the paper from absorbing all the paint. There we go. And the Justo I uses for my art journal Lynn is Liquitex basics. It's a cheaper just so it's not as thick as other JSON. It really is perfect for art journaling. So quick port of that. If you notice, I have a piece of masking tape here that just protects the edge if you want to keep it clean, your spiral if you're working in one of these types of art journals. And I used to Delhi sheets under my paper so the other pages don't get dirty. Now I am going to use a couple of these in my art journal as my focal point. So I'm just going to use colors out of them. They have pink like a blue, a bluish purple almost in gold and white of course. So I'm just gonna use the ones that we have. So right on my palette here I have x and y to think I'm just actually going to add them directly to my art journal. You can use a barrier. You can use a brush. It's up to you. And we're going to build up my layers from light to dark. Because it's that much harder to go over the dark layer. This is the bottom layer. I'm not really paying attention to detail. I just wanted to cover. I don't want it to look perfectly covered though. I kind of like messy look in my art journal. I think I went a little bit more white because I don't want it to get too dark just yet. And there we go. That's our first layer of paint. And now we're gonna start using our power stems. So I'm gonna try to use some of those foam stamps because we think we're really use those a lot in our gelatin printIn. Let me start adding some. This is our raspberry red by Americano. Kinda added over here. And I'm going to use this stamp. Let me just move these onto that side. So I can ink up Miss stamp right here. And then I am just going to add a couple layers with its stem pair. That one actually so much, but that's fine. I pressed too hard. And there we go. So I'm going to dry and then decide what to stamp to use. Next. We have so many to choose R1. We have our circles. These would ban trust in when, maybe when we use our blue. And we have these, I would probably use the smaller ones with ink pad instead. We just have, really have a whole lot to choose from here. So I think I want to add some white back on top of some of these darker ones. So a great way to do that is with a stamp like this. And then we can use that to add some white back. No pair like that. That's a very interesting diagram. These little birds are great. We're inking up these plates. And there we have it. So we've added back some white now, so that is quite nice. I'm gonna go ahead and try it again. Next. What shall we add? Thanks. So we still have our blue to add, and we still have another pink. We have a lighter pink hair. And think I'll probably use that one and add some more layers. So that's my process for art journaling really, I don't really have it. So if I seem all over the place, it's because that's just how I read journal. And I don't plan my pages before, so I'm going to use this one and add. Just some more texture to the batch round. And you can see, I really like in texture. That's why I love making these Styrofoam stamps because they're just subtle. And next, let's decide what to. We have this one where I think we can definitely use this, probably with some gold. I might use the golden an ink pad though. And I think I'm going to use the word tree because that for me just goes with butterflies. So I'm like in this right now, I'm gonna give it a nice dry and I wanted to add some of that. But I don't want the blue to be too much because it will kind of just take over. All right, we're going to work with our blue now and we're going to use it just to add some little dots. I think we're just going to use this little one pair and add just a few little dots. I don't want to add too much blue. That's what I'm using. This particular one. Like I said before, if you don't want to get those bits, just wipe them off with a paper TO or wet wipe or be very careful when you press them down. So I just want to add some blue because there is blue into butterflies. It's a great stamp for doing that. I'm just adding these randomly everywhere. And let's just add one more pair. And I think that's enough blue. So I'm gonna wipe that one off and put it aside and then dry this thoroughly. So I'm gonna start thinking about my butterflies now and where I want to put those and which ones I want to use. Quite a variety here. I definitely want to use some with the blue sky like that one. That one is nice with the gold. I think that's definitely good. So we're going to use these. But we just need to think about arranging them now. You can manipulate the bigger one down there to make the bottom heavier. Maybe get to meet them, gets smaller as they go up the page like that. So those look pretty good like that. So we've kind of figured out where we want our butterflies now. So I want to use this little stamp error that we made. And just add some gold accents. So I've decided for that, I'm going to use and Watson powder and see how that works with our stamps. So I'm gonna go ahead and send its stamp that on our page. Then that's at this and see if it works. Let's go ahead and I'll just pour it out into the Styrofoam trays for now. It definitely works. Some of it is. We'll have to go around that with a brush because some of step. Alright, so we have our Boston powder there. You can pressure any excess if you like. You might want to make sure that your page is dry before you add in Boston powder because I think what happens is that minus slightly damp hair. So it has stuck down in areas that are the paint instead of it down. So let's just see how this one turns out and then we can decide if we want to add some more. And there we have our cute little m Boston. It definitely works with these stamps. It works quite well actually. That is quite cute. I think I'm going to add one more here, here. Definitely, here, here, maybe here. So I'm gonna go ahead and do that now. Then I will take off the butterflies. We can stick them back down later. I just want to get the in Boston done before we stick them down. Let me go ahead and cover that one there. One here. Of course I cannot see them because it's a clear and Boston ink. Hoped in covered them thoroughly. I think that should be good enough. And I'm going to cover this streak now from my butterflies. And then we can just pour any excess. We're just gonna move it around a bit, is to make sure one is covered, definitely. Taxing it led me. Okay, so now we have them fully covered and let's go ahead with our heat tool. And a Boston came out really nice with our foam stamps. Definitely pleased with that. So the next thing to do will be to add those butterflies. And so we had a big one down here. Let's just get them back here. And then we had another one hair and they got smaller as they went up. Now before we stick them down, That's decide where our word is gonna go. This is the word lecture. We're going to use the word tree. So we just have to decide where we're going to put the word fluorine. And then lastly, I'll stick don't my budget for that is now if you're afraid to stamp or right onto your journal page, what you could do is stamp onto some card stock first and then cut it out and add it to your journal page. That's up to you. Or you can stamp right into your journal page. So let's see. I think it needs to go right here so we can work around that. So I'm going to stamp right onto my journal page. I'm gonna be brief. I don't usually do that, but I'm gonna do it today and hopefully I don't mess up my journal page. We will just find a work around if we do, that's the great thing about art journalists. Very forgiven. And mixed media on a whole is very forgiving. Because you can just work are wrong. It's i, once you work with acrylic paints, it can be code over. So it's not a big deal. Take for instance, if this didn't come out oil, what I'd do is I'd put out a piece of card stock and use a card stopped to cover up the word dream and the interests stamp right on that card stock instead. That's a good worker, ONE. Now being more stamping directly on this, you just wanna make sure you press down. So each letter comes out properly. And then we lift it. Now that's amazing. That definitely came up. Well, I'm pleased with that. So the next thing I'm going to do is to add the butterflies. I'm gonna use my sponge tool and just go around the edges. You could use mark as well and do this. I felt it Marco. What this does is that it helps the butterfly pop off the page. Especially like Carl, the color scheme is very much the same. So it just gives it more dimension. I don't know if you know just how much it stands up the page and now I'm going to show you this one next, because this one is very muted and almost the same color as the pink that we used. And as you can see that now just pops off the page. And I'm going to go around all of these and stick them down. And then I might just add some doodles. I think that's all of them. I'm going to close that my ink pad. I'm going to let them sit for a minute. I don't want to trouble them while they're driving because it does take a minute even though this is fast and dry and pigment, Inc.. I'm gonna go ahead and take this off now. It's ripped. Do it. And there we have that nice straight line for our art journal. And what I'll do next is I will stick those down. And I was thinking of doodling, but to be honest with you, I don't think this page needs anything else. So to stick them down, you can use a glue stick if you like, or your embellishment glue. Paper on paper, it doesn't motto. I'm gonna use my embellishment Lu Because I don't think they're fully dry it. And I don't want to be rubbing around with a glue stick. Another thing you could do if you wanted them to pop off the page is to use some foam dots, full tape. And you could make them pop off the page. You could make one pop off the page or didn't make too. You could. I mean, it's up to you. So I'm gonna make this little one here, pop off the page just to show you whatever they pop off the page and mean breezed. So it looks like it's not sit in there. And it gives it more dimension. So what you do is just something like that. And then you stick it down and then it's raised off the page as opposed to this one that is just sat there. I'm going to add this 12. And then you can either stick these ones don't or you can make them jump off the page as well. It's up to you. The problem with the smaller ones as you might have to cut down. Let's see if we have two are not, not this one shows a bit, but that's okay. For the smaller ones. Sometimes you have to cut it down effect and get there. And there you have it. You're finished journal page views in here. Stamps that you made. And I personally think it came out fabulous. I'm low in the background, stamps and love in the foreground stamps. And definitely a success for this page. 14. Art Journaling Using Your Stamps: Part 2: This is our last lesson in this course, and I am going to show you how to incorporate the gelatin prints that we made in a previous lesson in your art journal, as well as use some of those stamps that you made. I will probably use Inspire. For sure, maybe my butterfly or my dragon fly. I, I'll work it out as I go along as usual. So in addition to the stamps and the gelatin prints, I also have some book paper here from my old. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to stick down their book paper and the gelatin prints on my journal page. And that will be the beginning of my journal page. And then we will build up layers from there. So just stick down our prints and our paper. I have my matte medium. Deck applause medium is good also. I would just recommend that whatever you use, whether it's mod podge, Decca, LBJ, medium or medium is mapped on, just make sure that it's a matte finish. Because when you use a gloss finish, it's harder to add layers on top, especially with pins and stuff like that. So math is definitely better off, aren't journaling. As before. I'm just going to put my daddy funder to protect my other paper. And I can also cover my spiral to protect it, to keep the page needs. As I said before, that's not necessary, but it's just a personal preference. Not just helps to keep all the blue and paying to off of that spiral. So the first part is just a matter of sticking down your print where you want them. So you just have to decide what you want. I definitely want to incorporate this spit hair. I preferred to tear because I just prefer the way it looks. It sits. In the art journal. You of course can cuts if you want. I will probably put that one right there. And this I'm going to use this piece. I was trying out some of my stamps here, as you can see on the daily paper that butterflies quite cute and I'll make that a nice embellishment. I think I want to incorporate this somewhere. Probably down here. We try some book paper now. This part is just very intuitive. It's just a matter of overlap. If you want to. You don't have to fill that entire sheet. Well, it's definitely a preference. Once I've worked, I'm going to put all of my papers. I'll go ahead and stick it down with my matte medium. All right. I think I'm gonna start sticking No, and then I'll add more book paper as needed. So go ahead and stick your papers. Joan binwidth, This one here, begin rather with this one and put it in a generous amount of matte medium on there. And then I go over on top also to make sure that everything is sealed and add some paper here. Can overlap. That really doesn't matter. I'm going to just tear this snippet. So very close to the edge dosa and this, I don't think I can really get that DO without losing some of my image. So I'm going to leave it alone. And put that down on the page. Make sure everywhere has the matte medium or whatever you're using. Some people use glue sticks for this. That's fine. Also, I like the medium because I like to go over it. Before we add our other layers, right? They can see the background start to be starting to come to life now. And this is our first layer. And we're going to let this layer dry. And then we can add more layers. And this is two. That is pretty much how you get started on an art journal page using the gelatin print background paper that you've made time just making sure everything has a code of that matte medium. And then I am going to allow it to dry. You can also use a heat gun to dry or hairdryer. That's entirely up to you. In addition to my stamps that I'm going to incorporate in the journal page, the ones that we made with foam and maybe one or two for the back ground. I am also going to be used in some acrylic paints. These are both folk art paints. It's called, let see, this one is citrus green, and this is a newer one and its soft Apple. I also have here some DAG guts by delusions called creative diary. And the color scheme kind of goes with what we have going on here. So I may or may not have some of those in there. So we're gonna be using just so of course, the critics basic, just to push back some of the background, you can also use white paint for that. You have my stamps. As you know, I might add some more colors of ink as we go along, or acrylic paint. So I am going to begin by starting to add some color and just serve to the page. And then we'll take it from there and see what else we're going to add. So I'm just going to put some just so over here. As I said, you could use white paint unlike the Justo, because that particular one is not to go shake. It's also a good idea to have wet wipe Sandy or paper TO plot. Anything you can use to wife off your page if you get too much paint on it. So I'm starting with those colors. And I'm just gonna go ahead and just add stuff to the page, fill in in areas, goin over some areas around some because I like that, so I'm going to keep it. So I'm just going over and my second So I think that this one has been covered up a bit too much. I'm just going to grab a paper towel and just rip that off because I want to try and keep that design. And may go around it with a gel pen or an acrylic marker later on. So that's why it's always handy to have that paper towel beside you or rag or just a soft cloth or really good but just be aware that a wet wipes will take off a whole lot of paint. So it really just depends on what do you want. So I'm like and how that is looking right there. Some nice color going on. I'm just going to bring it down so I can catch to that bit. Good. Some of that other green up there. This green is definitely more opaque. And the other one. So I might have to pull some of that back with my paper total. But I'm just going to do is use what's on the paper towel to go business area. So this butterfly is a bit too covered for me. It's not coming off with a paper towel right now. So I can either add some water to my paper towels or I can use a wet. But the waterworks. So anything you want to you can just go back and just wipe it off so that that dry now or dry with your heat gun. And then we'll get back with another layer. So this is all dry and it's very bright, very loud. So I'm going to tone it down a bit. To do that, I'm gonna use my old card here and get some of that white just so bearing mind like before, you can easily wipe off any area that you want. John, I'm doing now is just putting down to paint. And you can see it's just a very light. So now what I want this guy here, let me grab a wet paint is dry. Now when I say where it lives and don't mean alcohol wipes. Alcohol wipes will take off the paint completely. Baby wipe is fine. I'm just going to use my finger at some back right there just so it doesn't look so harsh. And I think I'm gonna lighten up a couple of these butterflies also. Now you can go back in and add more areas that you think we need. More. Oftentimes, I use my finger and I am a mess. When I'm finished. You can add more green as well if you want, and they'll go nicely, that nice light green. And basically we're just going to go through and build up the layer. Next layer we can begin to add the stamped image that we will use will make rather with our foam stamps. Just gonna add some lines here with just a bit too flat. Which parts you can always use a brush to do this spec actually. And civil tiny areas. I'm trying to borrow this. And so I decided I'm gonna keep that. Highlighted some walking. Okay. Ok. Okay. Now this is looking now. All right, I think we're finished with our paint now so we can go ahead and dry it and move on to our next layer. What I'm gonna do now is I have a black pen here. And I'm going to outline stamped images from our daily Paypal. Really gonna incorporate them. I designed here. Missing just yours, your artistic license, and go ahead and just put why do you think should be there? So I'm definitely keeping those two. Not sure about that one yet. That might be just a bit too much. I might go back in with some green and white and push that one back a bit. And I'm unsure about the butterflies as well. I might go ahead and push those back a bit. And other butterflies or something with one of our stamps where we do have the stem so we can add more butterflies. And we do have this stamp as well, which is also quite cute to add butterflies. So I think I'm going to push this back a bit and push that back a bit. I happen going through my dicots now and add this sided. And I am going to use some of them. I'm going to put that little bird around here somewhere. And I'm gonna use this and this with these whatever they are, these images here from our food stamps. So I'm gonna go back over that one with the black pen. I will probably use charcoal to soften that before I stick them down. When you use charcoal, you're going to have to spread it will smudge. So a spray fixative, I think aerosol hairspray fails or works really well. This one I'm going to have to trim because it's right there, but that's fine. And then I have Inspire which I'm going to put right there. So I decided to put it on card stock so I won't bother put any more pain. So we're pretty much done with pushing back stuff with the paint. So before I go any further, I am just going to leave this out the way for a bit. And I'm going to go ahead and stamp my word and so it can have a minute to dry. And then I will move on. Now remember if you don't want the smudges, just wipe them off my new finish stamping. That's great. That S didn't come out so well, but I mean, if you're okay with that, that's fine. But I'm going to stamp on more. It's always good to have two just in case when you're cutting out long and something goes wrong, you have another one to work with. As before, when a wipe off that justing case. I use Stamps a lot for my words, quotes, embellishments, that type of stuff, because to keep mine embellishments can really get expensive. So I do use stamps where the, i make them or I buy them. And there we go. So I'm going to let those dry. And we will use one of them in our piece that is set eight. And let's get back to our journal. When I grab my pen and go around this one. Now, as I said before, if you don't see any bit clearly, just use your artistic license. And yet that sorted. If you find that your line got a bit skewed, underscore around it and make it thicker and just make something out of it. You can doodle in it. You can add anything really. You can paint an editor or color and edge if you want to. Alright, so the next step is going to be added some more to the background. I want to bring more white back end. So I'm going to use this stamp in some random places. My white ink that I have isn't very strong. So instead, I am going to use a little white paint. So just as we did when we were making those gelatin prints and in the last art journal page, I am just gonna add white paint with my Breyer to the stamp. Thanks. Clean up any edges once again. The only way to avoid the ink going on the background is if you were to double up on the phone and make it thicker, for me, that couldn't work because I have the wave of thin dicots and there's no way it would go through two layers of full. So depending on what you're doing, maybe you could double up for like the ones that you clutter it with your hand, but definitely not with the wafer-thin dicots. And stay there we go. It's a great way to add white back to a journal page when it just, it just needs it because it just lightens up the, the page quite nicely. And I think I'm gonna do some here also. You don't have to use all of it. You can just press down on a bit. It also brings all the elements together. I find that when you have the stamp overlapping. So I think that's good. I am quite happy with that. So I have to now decide what's next. So we're using these right here. These little guys need something else. I think I'm going to grab my charcoal pencil and just go in them and highlight them so more. I might even add some little dots. As I said before, with art journaling and I just never really know where I'm going. So that will go there. We can cut this out now and put it here. And I think we can then get a better understanding of where our pages go. Alright, I've gone ahead and cut out my word inspire. So what I'm gonna do is just go around the edges with some ink that helps it to pop off the page. And I'm also gonna do that with my dad cuts that I am going to use. My fingers are so dirty. Let me just hold it very carefully. Okay. So I'm gonna put that down too dry. And same with these. And then I'll set leaves aside to dry also, while we just add some more stamps to our journal page and maybe some doodles. And then we will stick these down. You can use the foam tape to stick these down if you want them to lift or you can use your media and your glue stick, whatever do you have on hand? These are paypal, so it's fine. And if you don't have these exact ones, I mean, it's not a big deal. You can even make your own with rubber stamp. So all you need is flowers. I wouldn't go out and spend any money. Use what you have to make your own journal page. A lot of my embellishments I make with Rava's stamps and direct quotes. So there we have it. I'm going to put those aside to dry and then figure out how I'm going to finish up this journal page. I wanted to use some more of our stamps. We have these cute little one's hair. This one is so cute and we haven't really used it. So we could decide whether to add a butterfly or little flowers, dragon flies. But I do want to use up some more of these. I really like this. And I have an ink pad that I wanted to try hair. It's an inference. It's a reflective ink. It's o polite, it's emerald. And it I can just I'm just gonna put these in place just so I kinda know where I am stamping. We have so much going on in this page. I don't want to add anything with too much bang. So I'm using this ink, which is very subtle. I don't even know fuller show up on the green because it is a green as well. So it's only if the light catches it, you're actually gonna see it on the green. So maybe I won't bother with this one. I've decided to use my distress oxide. I was just trying it out to see if it would work. And I am using it with this little stamp hair and making some adorable flowers at the bottom of our page. And we can just go ahead and use a marker and add stems to those. Remember that you might need to wipe off your stamp. When, before you stamp it, I have some messy bits there. And I'm just going ahead and add in stamps. And I'm just cleaning up that bit. There is a beauty of work and in art journal in once acrylic paint is down, everything wipes off fairly easily. So that will be some nice little flowers down there. And I also wanted to add some butterflies, but I don't want anything too loud. So I found another inference ink. This one is a golden mist. And I am going to add my butterfly. Now pair won't show unless the light catches it. But as I said before, it's the pages already so loud. I really don't want to add much else to it in terms of color. So when you move the page and you will see that's a stamp we did before and then you'll see butterflies and so on. So I think I'm happy with those, those need to dry and then we'll just add some little stems to them. And it's going to turn this over around rather because I don't want to smudge those. But what I'm gonna do now is take off this paper because it does have to paint on it. And I don't want to add any smudges since he's got rid of that or finished with pain. And we can also get rid of this right here. It is picking up some of the paper probably because of the matte medium that we can go ahead and stick anything back down. We can trim these edges up also. So what I'm gonna do here is just go around these. This is a soft charcoal pencil. And then what I'll do is you can either use your finger to smudge it. But we're just soften in the edges and add in a little shadow. So I like to use a brush to do that. This is a old brush, as you can see, the tip isn't very good anymore. So I don't throw them out when they're light. That I saved them for my art journal and mixed media products. And I easily, I even use them in my sculpted to smooth areas that my finger is cannot get too. So don't throw away those old brushes. And as you can see, how much nicer this is, no, it's not flat anymore. You can even go into this with a gel pen or something and add some dots then doodles and stuff. So it's pretty cool. I like that. I might add some doodles though, probably one of those colors right there. And I will do that. Stick down there. I'm not worrying about any of those mistakes that I make. If you want to call them that when I go over a line or something and just incorporate anything. Okay, in my art journal. There's no mister, no mistakes in our journal. And so you can see the difference in this, how it's just start into pop them come to life compared to when it was just flat. And that's what the charcoal allows. Many times as you like to soften it, blend it, get the effect. That only thing is don't brush those off, just blow them. Because you will end up with a streak. And there we go. Those are quite cute. I probably should have put that on top for that's okay. We will work with that as well. I can probably just try stamp over that when it's dry. So that's our charcoal done now. So you can see what's going on here and decide whether we're still adding all of these things are not oh, we're just going to leave them as is. That actually looks quite q two and our little bird will go at the bottom. I think I'm going to add some black splat is just to give it some dimension. And that can be done with just diluted acrylic ink or if you have a fluid black ink that can work as well. And I'm going to add some stems to these little guys here. I am just going to use probably a green pen to do that or marker there in terms of things that got those little things on them. Not too bothered really, but you can try go if that happens to you, you can try go over this down if you like. And let's see if we can just try and line it up as best as possible and go over it again. It's up to you. I'm not bothered. You can even just do something else right there if it really bothers you and cut it up and just cover it up rather you could use another dicot, for instance, and put it in that area. So say that really annoyed you. You could really just go ahead and add that there. And then it wouldn't annoy you anymore because you wouldn't see it. It's actually quite cute there. And with your bird and you can use your bird to cover that spot as well. So it really is, you know, what, what suits you. And if you're, It really bothers you, you couldn't cover it up. And so it's easy to fix mistakes as I mean, put those in close in art journaling. And you can easily add, that actually is very nice and it kinda goes with those. I might actually use that one. So you kind of just go through your dicots and stuff and this side or you're using what you're not using, you know, we could change those and you get are totally different. Look. We've been habit that once again, a totally different look. That's nice. Actually, it goes nicely with the colors. So that's how I play around with my embellishments. I don't really just, you know, say, oh, I have to use this one. I work it out as I go along and I actually do like that right there, so I will use that. And then we have where to Little Bird hair. If you think it's getting too cluttered, you don't have to use them between, you know, are there other birds? That one is q two as well. So it really just depends on which one you like if you are going to change them though, remember to go around them with the black ink. It does make a difference. And yeah, we'll take it from there. It's looking very good. I'm quite pleased with it. Let me get my black ink and go ahead for my black paint rather and go ahead and make my splatter sheet. So I have my black paint hair on my palette. I used a black fluid acrylic by golden. As I said, you don't need that. You can just dilute regular acrylic acrylic paint. And what I'm gonna do is just go ahead and use a toothbrush and just add some black splattered. If you want platters, you can use a paintbrush and do it. And just add a little bit more. And I would dampen my paintbrush. Make sure it's totally full, and then just smack my hand like that and you get great sublattice. Of course, you know the stuff you have lying around my get splattered too. So if you have a problem with that, I suggest you definitely move it before you try this technique. So I just kind of fills in some of those little areas that needed filling in a bit. I think that's good. I don't want to overdo it. And I probably did get some on my die cuts. So I'm giving it a quick dry hair. Okay. Our splat is our dry, so it's time to start stick in. We have our word to go down. I'm definitely going to leave that word Flat. So I'm going to just use my glue, hair. And justice. Get a good coach in on that. And stick that. Use wipe off my finger. Position that there. So my Word or for this journal page to use words. And let me decide now, how am I going to use this? And I originally thought, oh, excuse me. Over in this. This one, we can use a cover up that little mistake right there. That's fine. Yes, I prefer it, but to bring it down, might have to trim a bit off here though because it looks like it's going to interfere. Totally. Yeah. We're going to have to turn right there. But that's okay. I'm going to use one of these because of the size of the flower. Time, deciding on my placement, now, replace it there. I might not have to trim it if I try and get the petrol through those. So these will give it a lift off the page. Go ahead and push it down. I'm definitely going to have to trim this one, but we'll do all the Truman after. I'm going to add a couple and stick this one down there. Now we can decide if we want to hire up or lower down. I think I'm gonna stick with higher OK, because they don't really want to cover that up too much. So we're gonna do hire. Oh, there's now we just have the bottom to decide what we're doing with it. So we have our birds, we have our original green one that we were going to put right here. And we have lists that we can put right here. I think I'm going to just use the glue to stick down this one and then maybe to use the phone dots Boyd, the Burj. So let me get this one stuck down first, and then we can decide which you've heard best fits in that spot. So we have that step down. So next we can decide on our bird. This one is quite cute. But I think that's too much pink. So we have our green as an option. And we have our purple. Purple is q and the purple is really standing out from the right there. So I think I'm going to use the purple. And I wanted him to stand off the page a bit. So here we go again with this. And I put one on his feet, on the tail area and one on the head and want it in the middle. And that way we make sure that all areas are secure. Now we can just decide where to place. It. Might be nicer to leave him might map. Here we go. And that's everything in place now. So the final step being we have these overlapping edges is to grab your scissors and just go ahead and carefully trim those off. Any bits at the top that aren't fully stepped down as well. You can just do those. Go. Of course, you can use a craft knife for this if it's easier for you. I don't want to clutter up my mat, so I'm not going to use my craft knife right now. So we have to suffer with the scissors. Pull. This little bit needs sticking down a bit. I think that's where the masking tape was. It did pull it up a bit. Let's put that back. That's it for this lesson. Our journal page is beautiful. I'm really happy with how it turned out and I was glad I was able to show you how to incorporate those gelatin print. Suppose that we made, as well as some of our foam stamps. Please remember to do your class project and share it with the class. I love to see what you did, what you made a good it's not their journal page or a gelatin print and you just made stamp and you want to show me a print of it that would be fantastic if you shared it with the class here on skill share. 15. Your Class Project: Now you have completed all your lessons. It's time for you to make your own food stamps and do some Brinton. I would love for you to share your images with the class, whether it's just a print you took from your foam stamp or an art journal page or gelatin print. I would really love to see them and your classmates would love to see them. If you run into any hiccups along the way you remember you can re-watch the videos as many times as you like. And also just reach out to me. I am happy to give feedback along the way. I do try to get online at least once a day, but sometimes that doesn't happen. So just bear with me if I have a day or two that I am not unlined. Thank you so much for taking my course. Don't forget to follow me so you don't miss out on any future courses. And I look forward to seeing those projects.