Hey paper nerd!
I’m popping in to share a little bit of art journaling and a how not to. I’m serious.
This week I saw this great tutorial on Lauren Hooper’s blog for making your own stamps and I wanted to give it a go. Except I had no self-adhesive foam (or any kind of foam for that matter). And since there aren’t any craft stores within range I decided to see what else I had in my stash that’s self-adhesive.
Enter cork sheets.
I’m never gonna use up all this cork – it punches and cuts awfully, I’m sad to report. But I thought it’d make do for some custom stamps.
So I drew my design with a black marker and cut it by hand. I actually layered two sheets of cork together to get more of a cushion effect.
I mounted it on a clear block.
… and proceeded to stamp on my page.
It’s not like it’s awful. But it’s not like it’s very nice either.
Luckily art journaling isn’t about perfection and once I outlined the stamped images with my black marker it actually worked out okay.
But I need to get my hands on some sticky foam. ;)
I hope you enjoyed this non-tutorial and feel inspired to not go about making your own stamps like I did. :)
Thanks for stopping by.
This project is part of the Get Messy Art Journal Challenge.