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Hello everyone!

Have a trip coming up? One of my favorite pastimes while traveling is to create in my journal. Whether you are traveling abroad, to the office or just creating at home I wanted to share the process of prepping pages in my art journal before a trip with Face Stamps. 



To prep your journal pages you will need:

• JDMM Face Stamps
• ink pad, I used Memento fade-resistant dye ink in ‘Angel Pink’
• acrylic block to mount Stamps
• art journal


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For this process I used Memento fade-resistant dye ink in ‘Angel Pink’.  I mounted my JDMM Face Stamps on to my acrylic block and just opened my 6 x 9 inch art journal and started stamping and randomly flipping open pages as I went along. Most pages had a single stamp, but I did stamp one image as a group of three on one page to create visual interest but, for this featured project the spread has just one stamp.

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The ink is super light which is great for the purpose of creating on top of the image. 

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And, here is the final result in my journal of the Face Stamp worked over with the following supplies:

• JDMM Watercolors 
• Magic Wands
• Epic pen  

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I hope you feel inspired to prep pages with Face Stamps in your journal whether you plan to travel
, create during your lunch break at work or have an arty adventure in your home creative space. If you do, I would love to see what you create, tag me on Instagram!! 

Happy stamping and creating ~ 
xoxo Gigi

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  • Jennifer

    I love this technique Gigi, though I often will stamp the faces in Distress ink so I can use a water brush and blend them into the face I end up creating. I will have to try the light pink permanent ink for sure. Love those Jane faces! And it’s also a great way to get out of ‘blank journal anxiety’.
    I also agree with Marysu, my ability to draw faces has greatly improved over time using the stamps as a base. <3

  • Zandra

    Looks fabulous, Gigi!

  • Marysu

    I love the face stamps because you can customize every one to be so different! I think my own sketched faces have actually improved because I am more relaxed by having had more practice with the stamped ones! I hope that makes sense to you because it has been a real gift of discovery for me!

  • Penny

    This is a great idea, Gigi! I have the stamps, but I’ve only ever used them once. I think I feel guilty about it because I always feel like I should be practicing faces and it seems like cheating. But, that’s the point – cheating the sometimes frustrating, time-consuming, worrisome part. Getting so tied up in a form of perfectionitis – what if I cock up my face or what if I ruin it because I screwed up the hair, outfit or something else. I think this could be creatively freeing – free to get on with creating and not just be hung up on the faces. It frees up the time and panic associated with starting from scratch! I need to anti-stamp-snob myself. 😀

    PS – She is gorgeous and you’d never guess – stamp for a started – she is wholly your creation.

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