Art journal · Mixed media

Art Joins Hearts | Art Journal

A recent art journal spread of mine. I started on this when one of the ATCs that I was working on just vanished – just vanished! – from my work bench. I debated between starting another set of ATCs and starting a new art journal spread. The art journal spread won, and I’m happy with how it turned out.

Art Joins Hearts | Art Journal | Anita

I started on the background with a few techniques involving acrylics and stencils – smooshing acrylics, lifting them off through stencils, pouncing them on through stencils. I outlined the stenciled letters and numbers with oil based markers.

On this, I used modeling paste with stencils for partial textures at places, which I highlighted with metallic wax. I also used stamps with dye inks for additional subtle texture.

For the focal figure, I used an abstract figure stamp, and added some watercolors, making the coloring more intense at the heart area. I fussy cut and pasted the figure, and reinforced the figure with water based markers and fineliners.

Art Joins Hearts | Art Journal | Anita

Then I die-cut heart shapes, which I colored with metallic acrylics (which explains the color difference in the closeup.) I adhered the hearts starting at the abstract figure’s heart, randomly orienting them. Then I outlined and connected them using fineliners.

I used stamps and archival ink for the top & bottom words of the quote, and hand-lettered the middle word. I then stamped in a dotted line.

That concludes my art journal spread. Ta da!


With this spread, I’m joining the following challenges –

613 Avenue Create Challenge #232 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Geometric Papers
613 Avenue Create Challenge #232 – Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Geometric Papers

ABMTTC Extra Challenge for April - Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge for April – Anything Goes

April Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #74 - Anything Goes
April Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #74 – Anything Goes

HLS April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
HLS April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge for April, #4-2020
A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge for April, #4-2020

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Add Some Texture
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Add Some Texture

STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #59
Tic Tac Toe Challenge #59 (Pink|Orange|Yellow)

13 thoughts on “Art Joins Hearts | Art Journal

  1. I love your art journal spread! The colors are so vivid and your techniques were very well executed! Thanks so much for sharing this very nicely crafted project with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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  2. Love this journal spread, Anita! Sorry for taking so long to say something, but my brain is kind of blank these days… either for creating and also for comments. There will be better days.
    Hugs,
    Cris

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    1. There definitely will be, Cris! Until then, I hope you are gentle with yourself. I appreciate your visits no matter when they occur. πŸ™‚ Hugs.

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