Art journal · Mixed media

Great Things | Art Journal

I made an art journal spread recently with all the shiny things to buoy my mood. I used my gel plate for some parts of the spread, but not for monoprinting - I started by gesso-ing the page, and added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I dabbed acrylics around the textures, and… Continue reading Great Things | Art Journal

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Celebrate | Mixed Media Tag

I made this mixed media tag recently - I applied clear gesso on a brown tag, and added some texture using modeling paste - a bit with stencils, and a bit directly using a palette knife. I stamped over this using black acrylic paints. I love how this produces an effect very much like using… Continue reading Celebrate | Mixed Media Tag

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Ganesha | Art Journal

Last weekend was Ganesha Chaturthi (the birthday of Lord Ganesha), and while we offered prayers and made festival food, I also got into the mood of making some related art as well. So I ended up with a textured art journal spread with Ganesha as the focal figure. Once again, I started with a page… Continue reading Ganesha | Art Journal

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Journal-Cover Inspired | Mixed Media Tag

It's Inspiration Station time! (Inspiration Station is where my sis and I throw themes at each other for our respective creative sessions.) It was my turn to choose a theme, and I zeroed in on journal covers, mostly made using polymer clay and sometimes other mixed media. Here's a compilation of various journal covers that… Continue reading Journal-Cover Inspired | Mixed Media Tag

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Spending Time | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Winner at Paperbabe Stamps challenge] [Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Extra challenge] Another recent art journal spread of mine. These pages had a bunch of gel print negatives on them from a previous session, so they provided a great starting point - no empty page blankness to contend… Continue reading Spending Time | Art Journal

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Time Flies | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] [Challenge win: Top 5 at Arty Divas challenge] Time flies... Or rather, I wish it did. This year seems to be progressing a bit too slowly for my liking. However, time does fly at least when I'm immersed in crafty pursuits! So here's another art journal… Continue reading Time Flies | Art Journal

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Cheer, Mirth, Gaiety | ATC

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at Southern Girls challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge]I'm excited and honored to be a guest designer at Arty Divas today! You could even say I'm doubly excited since this is my first guest designer gig ever. 🙂 Thank you, Zowie and… Continue reading Cheer, Mirth, Gaiety | ATC

Art journal · Mixed media

Feel Beautiful | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Honorable mention at Arty Divas challenge]An art journal spread I made recently - For the background of this spread, I used mainly acrylics with stencils, using the paint lifting technique. I also used acrylics at the edges of the spread, and over the background to… Continue reading Feel Beautiful | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Hold Your Head High | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Extra challenge]It's been a while since I used my gel plate for something other than a background, so I made a spread inspired by a session from Birgit Koopsen on Creative Jumpstart 2020, where the gel-printed image forms the focal. I added the background after… Continue reading Hold Your Head High | Art Journal

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Nature is Glorious | Inspiration Station

It's Inspiration Station time! (It's where my sister or I come up with a theme, which we use as inspiration for our individual creative sessions.) The theme from my sister for this latest round is the picture below - I was inspired by the colors in the picture, and the abundant flora and fauna present… Continue reading Nature is Glorious | Inspiration Station