Bad Day | Art Journal Page

Hi there! Thanks for visiting us today! Sometimes life is so hard, and many of us encounter ‘bad days’ for lots of reasons. Our BAD DAY stamp set enables you to show empathy to a friend or to express your own feelings. Lynda is here on the blog today with an emotive art journal page featuring these stamps combined with our DON’T JUDGE stamp set, which work so well together..

Today I am sharing a page made for my Visible Image art journal featuring the ‘Bad Day’ and ‘Don’t Judge’ stamp sets.

Bad Day | Art Journal Page | stamps | Visible Image

I began by stamping the face to the edge of my page and then covering in masking fluid.

I applied distress ink to my craft mat and spritzed with water and dabbed my card in to create a blue and grey mottled effect.

I then used the ‘Scribble’ and ‘Breaking Glass’ stencils and applied Distress oxide ink through them.

I also added words from the ‘Words of Support’ stencil, and some light stamping using the ‘Grunge Tones’ stamp set, and placed the figure from ‘Don’t Judge’ in the centre of the stencilled area.

Once happy with my background it was time to remove the masking fluid. At this point I could have cried myself, as the card I used didn’t like it and tore away as I rubbed it off. Oops!

I fixed the problem by re stamping on fresh card, colouring with watercolours and fussy cutting so I could adhere it over the top.

A little glitter glue made her tear sparkle.

To finish I stamped and embossed the ‘Grunge Tones’ dots around the edge in black to frame the page, and to draw the eye in. I also added a few inspiring words from the ‘Beautiful Soul’ stamp set.

bad day | art journal page | mental health | mindfulness | sad face stamp


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Bad Day Stamp Set | face | it's ok to have | emotions | tear drop | clear | rubber

don't judge | stamp set | figure | zip | pins | broken | mental health | clear stamps | rubber

grunge background stamps | circles | dots | two tone | clear | rubber

face stamp | head | hair | mindfulness | beautiful soul | clear | rubber

scribble stencil | scribbled circle

breaking glass stencil

words stencil | mindfulness | healing | compassion | hope

A really emotive art journal page, we love how you have combined these stamps and stencils, and the grunge stamped edging really enhances it. The sparkle on the tear drop is beautiful. Thank you Lynda ♡

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We hope you have a really good day, but if you are having a ‘bad day’ we send virtual hugs and our best wishes.

You’ll find lots more gorgeous projects from the team on our socials ♡

Helen & Mark xx

Bad Day Journal Page 

Design Team Intro | Iva Šťastná

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…

Iva Šťastná

Creativity has been an inherent part of my world for a long time. For the last 10 years it has been not only a part of my profession, but also a great hobby. After those years, I focus mainly on creating greeting cards, but I also like trying other techniques.

Iva is on our INSTA TEAM!

Follow Iva: @iva_stastna

Iva caught our eye with her wonderful style of creating beautiful clean and simple cards and also amazing backgrounds full of texture! ♡

Iva has interpreted our sad face stamp beautifully, with hand drawn flowers and positive sentiment.


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Welcome to the team Iva! We are so excited to work with you!

We will be back little later with more gorgeous inspiration and DT introductions.

We hope Monday is gentle with you!

Helen + Mark xx