Rainy Day in Paris Journal Page

Some watercolor inspiration today.  Rain, umbrellas, and fashion tickets all come together on this 8.5" x 5.5" journal page that celebrates Paris.  I began by using water soluble oil pastels in 3 shades of blue.
The next step in creating our rainy, Paris day, I stamped our Raindrops Background Rubber Stamp nine times on the page in blue ink.

Top left corner of the page features our Retro Umbrella Girl Rubber Stamp.  She is stamped on white cardstock, cut out in the top portion and placed in the negative of a die cut oval, blue cardstock.  Her blue dress and reversed umbrella are cut to come out of the oval opening.  After stamping her in black ink, I colored her in with a navy blue marker.


Underneath the umbrella girl is a cameo and its frame from our Create A Cameo Rubber Stamp Set.  The oval frame and cameo are stamped separately, both were then die cut using Spellbinders, Classic Oval Large Nestabilities dies.

I'm not sure how often it rains in Paris, but I can imagine that the city is just as beautiful as on a sunny day.  Our Vintage Paris Eiffel Tower Rubber Stamp is stamped in black StazOn ink onto a clear acrylic sheet that was painted with thin layers of turquoise and glitter gold acrylic paints.

The four ticket stamps are from the Fashion Tickets Stamp Set.  I decided to leave them black and white along with the strolling girls with umbrellas (Parasol Stroll Rubber Stamp). 

And the bottom right corner features our Parasol Stroll Rubber Stamp.  It is cutout and then the background is colored in with light blue markers, leaving the black and white design as is. 

Strathmore's Mixed Media book measures 8.5" x 5.5".  The pages are a smooth vellum, perfect for stamping.  I often take my excess stamped designs, various paper scraps and make a journal page.  Having a theme such as Paris on a rainy day couldn't be more fun to put together.  Be sure to enter our watercolor (and/or Spring challenge) with your journal page, or whatever other project you create :-)  I look forward to seeing your projects!

Rubber Stamps Used in this project:


Zebra Bottle Cap Magnet Ring

Here's how to get started with this fun project. Materials needed: Rubber stamp (an icon or single subject stamp works best.)...