happy thursday, everyone!
here's a cool thing to do: using stamps instead of a pen to mimick doodles. why not? sometimes the inspiration doesn't come easy and i find stamps are a good starting point. some stamps are fabulously designed to give you the "doodling" look that you're looking for like the ones designed by Ellen Vargo for PaperArtsy's Ecclectica3 collection. i fell in love with these stamps when i put together this journal page for Scrapbook Centrale a few weeks ago and i decided to bust them out again for today's project.
it started as a background made with Tim Holtz' Distress Stains a few months ago in my Strathmore watercolor journal. i loved the colors but wasn't sure what i wanted to doodle over it so i used stamps. a great time saver and an awesome mojo "revival" as i call it. i colored inside some of the stamped images with the wonderful Dina Wakley's heavy body acrylic paints. you can watch the video below to find out how i did it and you can click on the pictures also to see them at full resolution.
have a creative day!