Stretch Your Stamps With Hand Drawn Details

By | 02/24/2019

About a year ago, I picked up a book about Zentangle Pencil Drawing Techniques.  I really wanted to learn to add these fun drawings to my bullet journal pages.

You know how it is…life happens.  You get busy, the kids need you to do this, you have to go visit family, the house needs a good cleaning, work obligations get in the way…you get it!

Altenew Academy added a Zentangle class to their list!  I was so excited when I saw that and I signed up immediately.  The class went live on Thursday and I finally had time yesterday to start watching the videos and practicing the techniques.

I couldn’t wait to share a card with you!Stamping Imperfection Hand Drawn Details on a Clean and Simple One Layer Card

This was my homework for the lesson on day 1.  The class is taught by Amber Rain Davis and it is so relaxing to do!  She makes it easy to follow and it was easy to do.

The first technique we used was called Aura.  This technique involves drawing lines following the curve of the image.

I used my Peony Scrolls stamp set which you have seen multiple times if you follow my blog.  I love this set and I have used it for multiple watercolor and alcohol marker color techniques.

Now I’ve got a technique that allows me to use it in a whole new way and give it a new look!  I’m definitely stretching my crafting dollars with this technique!Stamping Imperfection Hand Drawn Details on a Clean and Simple One Layer Card

The color use is very subtle here and I added it with  my Altenew Markers and some ink splashes.  My sentiment came from the Needlework Motif set which has a huge assortment of sentiments to select from. I heat embossed that in white on black card stock.  I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins to finish off the card.

I love this as a single layer card technique and it is a perfect technique for a clean and simple (CAS) card.

You can see that I’ve added a drop shadow to give this some dimension since it is a single layer.

This did not take a lot of supplies.

Stamping Imperfection Hand Drawn Details on a Clean and Simple One Layer Card

Everything that I needed was right in my stash and these are tools that I use all the time.  Now I have one more way to use them!

Here are the Altenew maker colors that I used and simply flicked in some subtle color:

Stamping Imperfection Hand Drawn Details on a Clean and Simple One Layer Card

I also created a video, but I’m the student here.  I highly recommend that you check out the class if I have inspired you to give this a try.

  I’ve linked the class in the list below and it is less than $10 bucks!  This is just one of the techniques you will see.


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Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week and remember to embrace the imperfections!

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