I saw the challenge on the Art Journal Journey and decided to have a go. I do have a few fish stamps, so, why not?
I am working in a different small journal, one where is used up bits of paint and ink from past pages.
I am also using up some bits of gel printed deli paper from my circle curtain
I was really struggling to get a clear stamped image from my old red-rubber fish stamps, then had an idea. Remember me talking about using nano tape as a mount for unmounted stamps? I wanted to use my stamp platform – it’s a bit of an odd one, as the top can either hinge, or totally detach, and I made a second hinge from tape. This lets me attach even a wood mounted stamp to it. The mounts on these are pretty thin so it worked a treat to use the nano tape to stick the wood mount to the flap of the stamping platform!
I stamped the other fish all over the background and added some colourful sea grass lines with an old hotel keycard
I added a quote and my Copic coloured fish and:
I do sometimes feel like what I want to be doing in my art journal seems a bit like swimming upstream so, yeah, this works for me.
Oh and that circle curtain? I cam up to find a few of the bottom most circles, the ones right above the open window, had fallen off! I re-attached them with stronger adhesive and they have survived the breeze. Note to self for the next one. Spot the difference from the photos of yesterday?