On Friday, I was reminded of some Magic Stamp moldable foam stamps that I bought a very long time ago but had never yet tried. I also managed to get my hands on some deli paper thanks to Sandra, a friend in Cambridge, so yesterday I was in the studio playing with some new techniques. I especially liked the result I got when using buttons and some round/spiral paper clips with the moldable stamps. I painted the deli paper with a thin layer of white gesso and then stamped onto it using various stencils and my newly molded stamps.This image shows the deli paper stamped with sequin waste, the mesh from a grapefruit sack and the molded stamp.
On this other photo, you can see the button stamp. I tore up the deli paper and used it as the background for a journal spread.
Although it doesn't show well in this photo, the black and white images show through the acrylic paint nicely to create some good texture to the page.
I used a white pen and wrote a bunch of journalling on the page, as I was thinking about something I'm currently reading and reflecting on the connections I'm making to some things in my past. Thus the "Try to make sense of it" that I wrote in the circles.