Monday, April 14, 2014

Art Journal Series - How to letterpress - Easy Art Journal Pages

Finishing up the series on art journaling, I’m sharing this very simple page made with elements from the Spellbinders®, Media Mixáge™ and A Guilded Life lines. In this tutorial, I share how to letter press and create a page in about 20-30 minutes. 

In case you don't have these exact shapes not to worry.  I encourage you to explore beyond and draw your own shapes - just a rectangle with a rounded corner on opposite ends.  I know you'll be proud of what you accomplish.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series and learning all the techniques and can’t wait to see what you create with them!!

CLICK HERE - to watch the video on youtube

GC-001 Grand Calibur® machine
S4-114 Spellbinders® Standard Circles LG
S6-013 Modern Stationary
MD1-005 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Hearts One
GLT-003 Wrought Iron texture plate
Susan Lenart Kazmer™for  Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Ephemera Papers 1, 2 or 3 (MP1-001, MP1-002 or MP1-003
Memento Luxe ink in Rosebud and Rhubarb Stalk (or colors of choice)
Acrylic Paint – Sage green
Permanent markers – black and brown
Plain white paper
White Cardstock
Printed phrase
Graphite pencil
Paper towels
Paint brush
Bowl of water

Hint:  Make a leaf shaped stamp with craft foam or use a leaf stamp you already have in your collection. 

Apply ink to the surface of the texture plate.  Place facedown on to white paper.  Sandwich between base plate and cutting plate and pass through the Grand Calibur® machine to letterpress the design to the paper.

Using the #5 (with 1 being the smallest)  die from the Modern Stationary set, cut one from the  letterpress  paper and one from Media Mixáge  paper.

Place both die cuts onto the cutting plate and position the #3 Hearts 1 die onto the letterpress cut out approximately 1 1/2” from the top with point side down and the #5 circle onto the Media Mixáge cut out approximately 1 ” from the top of the circle.  Cut out. 

Discard the top half of the heart. Glue remaining pieces together as shown in photograph to create an owl. 

Spatter green paint to the surface of white card stock.  Stamp leaf patterns.  Let dry.

Glue owl in place.  Shade with graphite pencil and add any additional doodles and outlines desired with permanent marker.

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