Gel printing · Mixed media

‘Thinking of You’ ATCs

Here's an ATC trio that I made recently - For the backgrounds of the ATCs, I started out with monoprinting, with acrylics, gel plates, and stencils. I'd recently rejuvenated my gel plates with oil, and was incredibly happy with how well this gel printing session went. When the gel printing made for a satisfactory background,… Continue reading ‘Thinking of You’ ATCs

Mixed media

Mixed Media Frame

I recently finished stitching a Halloween cross-stitch piece, and thought it'd be fun to make a Halloween-themed mixed media frame for it. The stitched area is pretty small--14cm x 21cm (approx. 5.5in x 8in) , so for the frame to not overwhelm the stitching, I kept the frame fairly narrow, and any ornamentation to a… Continue reading Mixed Media Frame

Art journal · Mixed media

Happy Diwali

Art journal · Mixed media

Inktober 2021 Doodles

Continuing my Zentangle-inspired doodles for Inktober from my previous update, I now have a mini-book filled with fun shapes! I continued to use gel pens for the initial drawings, and for the shading, color pencils coupled with a blending tool, and watercolor pencils with a water brush pen. Along the way, I discovered that some… Continue reading Inktober 2021 Doodles

Art journal · Mixed media

We All Have a Story

[Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the background by applying modeling paste through a stencil, over which I added gesso. I then brushed some acrylics, followed by spritzing some water for the paint to move around and settle. I… Continue reading We All Have a Story

Art journal · Mixed media

Inktober 2021 Doodles (and Bookbinding)

I've been doodling every day this month, inspired by Inktober. I made a small, square, soft-bound book specifically for this activity, and have been enjoying drawing Zentangle-inspired doodles in it. I used plain kettle stitch to assemble the signatures, and adhered pattern paper to form the front and back covers. I use gel pens for… Continue reading Inktober 2021 Doodles (and Bookbinding)

Art journal · Mixed media

Believe in You

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started this spread by applying gesso over the pages, followed by modeling paste through a stencil. I applied acrylics and spritzed water over them to make the paint lightly pool around the textured areas. I then followed it up with some stamping using dye inks.… Continue reading Believe in You

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Be Bold

[Challenge win: Designer spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I've not been great at using washi tape in my art journaling, and had been thinking I should do something about it. Guess it was finally time for me to roll up my sleeves and get… Continue reading Be Bold

Art journal · Mixed media

Magical Day

[Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Extra challenge][Challenge win: Top-5 at More Mixed Media challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started this spread with a coating of Gesso, over which I used a stencil with modeling paste for some texture. I used acrylics and spritzed water… Continue reading Magical Day

Art journal · Mixed media

Lost in Memories

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at STAMPlorations Summer challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread that I made - This spread was the result of another fix-up session. I started out by brushing gesso over my spread, and trying for a background… Continue reading Lost in Memories