Poetic Portraits with Guest Artist Pam Carriker, Part 1: Jumpstart Your Art Journaling

We’re thrilled to welcome Pam Carriker back to Somerset Place with a two-part painting series. Today she will be showcasing vibrant journaling pages created from the stamp plates of her new handcarved Poetic Portraits stamp line.

Sometimes it’s fun to start a page in your journal by using one focal image (such as a stamp) and building the page off of it, letting it create its own story as you go. For these pages I used both my Poetic Portrait stamps and the stamp plate to jumpstart my project.

 

Lady Macbeth

Heart on a String

I’ve found that creating in this way opens my mind up to a more colorful and playful style. I’m grabbing the red paint more frequently and not worrying about being careful and precise. The characters in the stories on these pages emerge as I go along, simply allowing them to become who they are and enjoy the playful process. Adding paint right over the stamped image, and even using pens to change the smile, hair, or other features, allows me to keep creating new characters each time I use the stamps.

Send in the Clown

Stamping has changed a lot in the 25+ years I’ve been doing it. By using mixed-media techniques, the stamped image is no longer the end of the process, but just the beginning! The possibilities are as unlimited as your creative muse.

Ophelia

 

Desdemona and Rosalind

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous layering technique, Pam! Readers, remember to return on Thursday for Part 2 of this Poetic Portrait series. Check out more of Pam’s dreamy artwork by visiting her website at pamcarriker.com.

 

 
 

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Posted: Monday, September 24th, 2012 @ 9:13 am
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11 Responses to “Poetic Portraits with Guest Artist Pam Carriker, Part 1: Jumpstart Your Art Journaling”

  1. selena says:

    c’est magnifique!

  2. Nancy S says:

    Love your style, thanks for the Tutorial,its great!
    Have bought a few of the new Pam Carriker stamps and this tutorial will enable me to use them better and more creatively!
    Your colors are superb!

  3. Lisa M says:

    Love all the little details and the vibrant colors! Nice work. :)

  4. Ella says:

    How dreamy! I love these~ I have had my eye on a few of these! Thank you Pam for sharing, your poetic eye :D

  5. Renee Troy says:

    Love Pam and everything she does. These pages are amazing and so full of life. Great job!

  6. Joan VanCourt says:

    WOW

  7. Debbie Yerian says:

    Thoughts into images and colors. Amazing!

  8. Carmen Lucero says:

    I just need to let go and see what happens in my creations. I’m going to try it next time :)

    Awesome pages, thanks for sharing, very inspiring!

    Carmen L

  9. Lorna Schreck says:

    I love the reds and golds…great job! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Ricardo says:

    Journaling helps me so much as well. I haven’t done it in a while… I think that my blog the past couple of weeks has been a reftcelion of the lack of written reftcelion I’ve done lately. I can think about things so much more clearly by writing them down.

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Gabriela Guest Artist ,

We’re thrilled to welcome Pam Carriker back to Somerset Place with a two-part painting series. Today she will be showcasing vibrant journaling pages created from the stamp plates of her new handcarved Poetic Portraits stamp line.

Sometimes it’s fun to start a page in your journal by using one focal image (such as a stamp) and building the page off of it, letting it create its own story as you go. For these pages I used both my Poetic Portrait stamps and the stamp plate to jumpstart my project.

 

Lady Macbeth

Heart on a String

I’ve found that creating in this way opens my mind up to a more colorful and playful style. I’m grabbing the red paint more frequently and not worrying about being careful and precise. The characters in the stories on these pages emerge as I go along, simply allowing them to become who they are and enjoy the playful process. Adding paint right over the stamped image, and even using pens to change the smile, hair, or other features, allows me to keep creating new characters each time I use the stamps.

Send in the Clown

Stamping has changed a lot in the 25+ years I’ve been doing it. By using mixed-media techniques, the stamped image is no longer the end of the process, but just the beginning! The possibilities are as unlimited as your creative muse.

Ophelia

 

Desdemona and Rosalind

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous layering technique, Pam! Readers, remember to return on Thursday for Part 2 of this Poetic Portrait series. Check out more of Pam’s dreamy artwork by visiting her website at pamcarriker.com.

 

 
 

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