Sunday, 5 April 2009

Journal and stamps

As usual I'm working on a dozen things at a time. Can't seem to help myself. I'm also making kits for an upcoming vintage book workshop I'm teaching from home. I haven't mentioned it on my blog as the class filled in two days. I've been very lucky with classes having such wonderful, enthusiastic students, keen to take on new challenges.

The photos below are of my new journal inspired by DJ's class. I've used my hand decorated papers, pieces of art and some of the fabrics I found in my treasure bag from my previous post.









Some of the papers are decorated with the new stamps that I've added to my Etsy site. I always do a few test runs before I sell them to make sure I'm happy with them.



This is something I did in Photoshop. I stamped the individual stamps onto separate pieces of paper, then scanned them into my computer. I them converted them into brushes and created different sizes. This is the result. I've printed a smaller one and added it to the journal. This is another way you can use your stamps.






Here are some button and fabric kits I've added to Etsy






These are my new stamps that I've tested on some of the journal pages above. They are now available on my Etsy. I've reduced the price of my existing stamps on etsy as the Aussie dollar is so low now, this makes them a bit more affordable to my Australian customers.

30 comments:

Corrine said...

Totally cool journal and stamps. You have been having fun!

Jen Crossley said...

Your work is just amazing Ro ,your journel is stunning and your new stamps go hand in hand
Jen

grrl+dog said...

i'll be having the pomegranate one..

Sharon said...

I can't stop looking. For you and me....it's just about the colors.

lisa_crofts said...

Love the stamps and love the orange and blue.

Jeane said...

it's always so busy here - I really like the layering of the fabric pieces in your journal - it looks so rich!

Sam Marshall said...

You are amazing- just adore the carved stamps. Your journal is beautiful.

Genie Sea said...

What a treasure trove of creativity! Thank you for the eye candy! :)

Leslie Avon Miller said...

You know how we “see” each other out in blog world. Somewhere I read your comment about using the time you are stuck in traffic to do beading or other art related activities. What a great way to address the time restraints we can find to tedious. Your productivity shows! I particularly love the depth of layers in your work.

Kim said...

Love the poppy stamp and how you have used it. The photoshop play looks just great as does the fabrics on the pages as well. Love the page with the Peppertree piece as well. Lots of wonderful colour and textures, too cool!

katie jane said...

Everything is delightful AGAIN!! I really like the fabric journal page with the peppertree label on it. Your new stamps are marvelous. You are simply oozing with talent and I don't know how you find the time for everything you do!

Dot said...

Beautiful post Ro! As always I am drooling over your color choices too.

Very glad I am one of the lucky ones who will be doing your Vintage class. Both Jacky and I are really looking forward to it.

Your news stamps are gorgeous!

Dot xx

azirca said...

Gosh Ro, you really are the Queen of Colour!

femminismo said...

I know I always say this, but Wow! You've inspired me to begin carving stamps again. Love your combinations and it looks like some gesso resist on the papers - maybe? Wonderful work, Ro - Jeanne

rivergardenstudio said...

I love your new journal pages, especially the second one with the text peeking through... and the pages with the stitching are so wonderful... It is so great getting to "watch" how you work! Have a great week... Roxanne

Chris said...

As always...a real treat..

Joy Logan said...

You are having so much fun! I am jealous.

Seth said...

Wow Ro. You really have been busy. Those pages are wonderful - so colorful and varied. I love your stamps too!

Jacky said...

Wonderful journal pages Ro...hope to see them in real life soon!
Love the new stamps too and how you have photoshopped them (must learn how to do that...looks fantastic).

Jacky xox

yvette said...

wonder woman

Candace said...

Ro, these are just fantastically beautiful. Love how you implement everything here. The colours are so appropriate and the stamps so fun!

Wow, are you busy...! A good role model for the rest of us.

sharon young said...

lovely journals, as always, love your PS page, it works really well.

Karen Cole said...

Great stamps Ro. That's something I haven't tackled yet.

Gorgeous pages. So many things to look at. Yes, you are the queen of color!

Elizabeth said...

Oh I am SOOOO very glad to hear that I am not the only one who has a milllion and one projects going on at once!!!! i love your new papers and the books that you are creating in your own fabulous RO STYLE!!!! Using the stamps as brushes in Photoshop is another project that I want to tackle! Youa lways get my fingers itching!! Thrilled to hear that your workshops are filling so quickly- wish taht I could be there!
Big Hugs and thanks for the fabulous art show!!
Elizabeth

Nic Hohn said...

VinTage workshop...sounds wonderful.My heart is flutting just saying those words together. I'm sure it will be a great time for all.

Maria said...

Happy Easter Ro! Hope you have a lovely day:)

Robyn said...

Absolutely love Peppertree! Lovely luscious layers and juicy colours. These images are making me drool, they are so gorgeous.

nestoftreasures said...

Those pages and stamps are beautiful. Let me know if you ever decide to teach any classes in England! I'm dying to come to one!
Cat x

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Congratulations on your 60th birthday, here in Denmark they celebrate 'round' birthdays with big parties. I hope you really enjoy your day :-)
Lovely work, love the stamp design!

I know exactly how you feel about the progression of the years, I need more time too, I will be 54 next birthday!

Sam said...

Hi Ro, I'm so delighted to have found your blog. Your journals are beautiful.

And I'm really loving your hand-carved stamps. Can you tell me what you use as a base for carving the designs into please?

Oh, your new Bernina looks amazing! I'm asking the Universe for one for my birthday too (fingers crossed!).

If you have time to reply, you can write to at:
sam (at) out of the void (dot) com
(obviously, with no spaces).

Bright Blessings