Naturally Inspiring

Natural Beauty Journal Page

by D’Anne Ward

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Art journaling can be one of the most rewarding forms of art.  This journal page was created with a DIY foam stamp.  Making your own unique foam stamps from craft foam is easier than you might think! All that is required is to transfer or draw a design on the craft foam. Any bold design will work well.

Time: 1 ½ hour + dry time
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate



Create a tag template from a piece of scrap paper. Trace and cut the template out of craft foam. Mount the craft foam tag to a piece of cardboard.



Stamp the butterfly, flowers, and tag with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink onto a scrap piece paper. Set the butterfly and flower images aside.



Ink the edges of the craft foam tag stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and stamp in the center of the journal page. Place the tag template over the stamped image and stamp again slightly to the left of the original image.  Ink the word background stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and randomly stamp the background.



Press the Kaleidacolor ink pads in Autumn Leaves [used green, brown and orange] and Bouquet [used pink, yellow and blue] onto a craft mat. Dilute the ink with water and apply the colors with a wet paintbrush as indicated in the layout. Let dry.  Use a palette knife and mini tile texture stencil with molding paste on the journal page.



Press the Rich Cocoa Memento ink onto a craft mat and dilute with water. Apply the diluted ink over the molding paste and let dry.  Whitewash three pieces of cardboard with diluted Gesso and mount two strips to the journal layout.



Press the Kaleidacolor Bouquet inkpad onto a craft mat and dilute with water. With a wet paintbrush color the butterfly and flower images. I used pink and blue colors on the image, let dry. Cut out the images and set them aside.



Staple the ribbon onto the tag. Add the tag, twine, butterfly and flowers with dimensional foam tape. Apply Crystal Effects to the center of the flowers and add gold beads. Add the last piece of whitewash cardboard and words to the journal page. Then shade the edges of the journal page and words with the Big Pitt pen in brown.


Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:


  • Stampin Up Natural Beauty stamp set, Crystal Effects and Big Pitt Brown and TCW Mini Tile Texture stencil.
  • Miscellaneous: Paint brush, craft mat, water, heat tool,  twine, dimensional tape, gold beads, cardboard, Gesso, and craft foam.

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