Art Journal Sharing Thursday – Letterpress with Fiskars Fuse

As some of you might already know I have been doing some demos this month at Hobbycraft for Fiskars showing the Fiskars Fuse. Last Saturday I was in Crawley and I decided I would do something a little different, so as well as making the usual cards and tags to show how the Fiskars Fuse works I thought I would have a bit of art journal fun too.

It is kind of like a challenge, making an art journal page with the limited supplies you have to hand, I mean there is only so much you can carry to a demo isn’t there? 

Of course I had a couple to the Fiskars dies and some patterned paper, scissors, glue and my pencil case. Now in my pencil case I usually carry some watercolour pencils, such as the Derwent Inktense pencils, my Kuretake ZIG BrusH2O waterbrushes, I never leave home without them, and my favouritest pencil ever – the Stabilo All Aquarellable pencil. Sorted!

I started by glueing torn patterned paper pieces to a page in my A5 Repurposed Flier Journal, then I gave each panel an extra colour boost with a wash of the Derwent Inktense using the waterbrush and let the page dry before going over the torn edges with the Stabilo All pencil and a touch of the waterbrush again.

To make the focal point image I used the Fiskars Thick Material Scalloped circle die, that comes in the Fuse starter kit, loaded with the Thank You bird letterpress plate, inked up with Ranger Archival Jet black and run through the Fuse with a piece of canvas paper.

I then trimmed off the scalloped edge with scissors and stuck the letterpressed canvas disk to the page.

You can see that I ran the letterpress through the Fuse again with patterned paper and cut out the bird. The sentiment is also cut form the patterned paper. The final touch was a Stabilo All pencil border and there you have it – a Fiskars Fuse Art Journal Page Demo.

Mmm…I wonder what I can do next week at my demo in Maidstone

Thanks for popping in today and please do share any of your art journal pages you might be working on this week. Have you done any out and about journaling recently? 


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Shirley Davis

    The page reminds me of a stained glass panel in a modern UPVC front door.They always make me think that the old ways are the best ways. As with this page – old made into new. Your journal is a crafter's recycled legacy.

  2. Traceyr

    Love that effect with the torn paper.


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