Mini Art Journal: Frida's Self Portrait

Frida Kahlo art journal

Today I played around with this beautiful Frida Kahlo stamp from Lost Coast Designs in my mini art journal. It's number 3 on the page and it's my personal fave of the bunch. Also because of the quote:

"I paint self portrait's because I am the person I know best"

A beautiful sentiment, because we should all strive to know ourselves better so you can be the best person you can be, right? Well, enough philosophical pondering, let me show you how I made the above spread in my mini art journal.

Frida Kahlo art journal
My desk was a wonderful mess this afternoon. I started off with an already colored piece of aquarel paper in orange and purple/pink tones and stamped on some fun background stamps. I stamped the large diamonds with Hero Neon Ombre in pink/reds and the spray webbing stamp with Staz-on Mustard on the page. It created some nice effects on the page and I went on to choose the right color for the Frida stamp.

Frida Kahlo art journal
I was thinking about using the one stamped with Staz-on Royal purple, but I went with the memento black one instead because I wanted to color her inwith promarkers.

Frida Kahlo art journal
After coloring her in I cut her out and adhered her to the page (I used sticker paper so no glue needed). I covered her eyes with a left over scrap piece and wrote "desires" on it with a white gel pen. I outlined the scrap first with Faber Castell Pitt artist pen in black and then with the white gel gelpen. I did the same with the quote on the right page.

Frida mini art journal
I didn't do it neatly as you can see, but I thought that gives it some fun interest. Then I got some white Liquitex INK! fluid acrylic paint and a toothbrush andsparrted some paint on the page. 

Frida Kahlo art journal
Since the page was smaller than the pocket journal, I added some washi tape on top and bottom and doodled around the edges to finish it off. I love how the colors just pop out from the page. 

With this page I am entering the Craft Stamper's September Challenge, Take it, make it Anything goes. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.



  1. Fabulous journal pages. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  2. Great pages and what a fab stamp. Thanks for joing in with us at the Craft Stamper challenge. Elizabeth x


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