For this spread I tried a Tim Holtz stencil mask I got at Michael's a few months ago. I had never used one of these before. They are sticky, and when you peel the stencil mask off its backing, it will stick temporarily to your work surface. I grabbed my ColorBox chalk inks, well -just because I like the colors and I had not used them in a while. The whole driving force behind starting this spread was, "what can I do different in my art journal that I have not done yet?"
Above, the stencil mask is pressed down into my journal.
Below, I am applying ink around it.
If you don't have ink pads like this you can use a sponge . . .
tap it into your ink pad and then onto your paper.
Now I have peeled the mask off the right side, turned it around and placed it on the left.
I added a definition rubber stamp that was on my desk.
and another one that did not print so well.
I almost forgot to say, my students know this as "a creative recovery!"
And journaling, with a bit of yellow ink!