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Great textures with DIY texture tools! Perfect for Art Journaling! With the dizzying array of stencil designs, stamps, embossing folders and other fun texture tools in the marketplace it's easy to lose sight of some of the most exciting ways to create wonderful texture in your prints — using common household items and found materials!

This crafter created a gift bag for a bracelet she made. She carved a rubber stamp that echoed the bracelet design, stamped the image on muslin, and sewed it into a bag. Love the bracelet, the stamp, the bag, the coordinated package, but most of all, her creativity and attention to detail.

from Remodelista

DIY: A Hand-Blocked Chair To Obsess Over

Above: She used a rubber stamp which she carved herself. A similar stamp and carving tools can be found via Etsy.

from Apartment Therapy

Tree of Life Poster — by Gary, Aaron & Khairul

tree print. I like this print because it reminds me of one of my most favorite movies the Lion King.

For this project, you'll need the following: gelatin, not Jell-o. Most grocery stores carry a brand called Knox which sells in boxes of 16 pouches. cookie sheets printmaking brayer, sold at most craft stores printing ink variety of leaves paper Full instructions by following the link

large crow by Lisa Brawn, via Flickr, Calgary woodcut artist using mostly salvaged Douglas Fir. - I like her work.. but it also gives me ideas....