Thursday, April 12, 2018

Nature of the Beast ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     It felt so good to finally create this jungle scene in my art journal, as the idea started a few months ago, as I was going through my Red Rubber Designs Stamps! I took out Tiger Face, Take PrideFern Sprig, and Fern Frond, setting them aside, until I was able to come up with this page, made with some recycled bits and pieces.

     Like this Converse shoe tag, that I cut along the star, inking and spraying it.

     I also recycled the brown netting from some fruit, shown below with stamped elephants from the Take Pride Stamp.

     Cheesecloth on the background gives lots of texture, as well as making great moss, dyed with Magical's and sprays. I also used twine along the top and right, covering it with gesso, and painting with sprays. The leaves coming from it were embossed onto clear transparency paper with the Fern Sprig Cling Mounted Stamp, using Ranger's Topiary EP.

     The wood was made with the Ranger Woodgrain Stencil, some white gesso, and sprays. Then I embossed the Thicker's that spell NATURE with Distress EP Shabby Shutters. Since my Thicker's were black, it didn't come out as bright as I wanted, so I went over it with some paint. The rest of my title was made from chipboard, covered with gesso, colored with sprays, and stamped with the Tiger Face Cling Mounted Stamp.

     Thanks for looking, and get your Animal Cling Mounted Stamps at Red Rubber Designs!



Challenges Entered:

Art Journal Journey ~ Recycle and Collage (Recycled shoe tag and netting from fruit)


  1. I am in awe of your fantastic page! Such a fantastic use of all the lovely stamps and such great techniques with recycled items! Gorgeous work!
    We are thrilled to see you linking to us at Art Journal Journey and hope to see you more often there in the future!
    Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

  2. Not only is this a beautifully stamped and colored journal page, the recycled pieces added that extra spark to the page. Additionally, the cheesecloth for texture and the way you decorated the Thickers put this journal page over the top.. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey.

  3. Your Wildlife page looks great, all the motifs, materials and background textures are perfekt in harmony. I like it much.
    Dear Greetings

  4. A wonderful page, I love all the textures and images!

  5. I love the texture and the wildlife that you have added. Thank you for joining us at the More Than Words challenge

  6. A wonderful art journal page. Great colours and textures and use of recycled items. Thanks for playing along at More Than Words.

  7. This is fabulous! I love the way you've incorporated everyday items into your work. I'm so glad you could join us at More Than Words.

  8. Such an original concept and use of products. Love your interpretation of the word and creative challenge! WILD! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  9. Great take on our challenge this month! You've picked two of nature's most beautiful animals to depict! Well done! All the best from MTW! :)

  10. This is so beautiful !! Thanks for playing with us at More Than Words Challenge !! <3

  11. What a beautiful and amazing take on our challenge !!well done !! Thank you so much for joining us at MTW!!

  12. Gorgeous journal page Drea! the whole jungle scene is absolutely fabulous! LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  13. Wow, what a great recycled project! Love it! Thank you for playing with us at More Than Words! Hugs, Asia

  14. Wow so artistic project. love it! Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words! :)