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 –

Feel Beautiful | Art Journal | Anita

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 get some more color into it.

I drew the focal image over the background, and ended up making it smaller than I’d intended to. Since I didn’t really have the heart (guts?) to start over, I just continued working on it.

Feel Beautiful | Art Journal | Anita

To color the focal image, I used watercolor pencils with a water brush pen. I love how the relative transparency of the watercolors makes parts of the background show through the image. I also used fineliners and gel pens to highlight sections.

I then used some stamps with dye inks on the background, and also made various marks with gel pens and oil-based markers. To complete the spread, I added a quote handwritten using a fineliner, fussy cut, and outlined with a watercolor pencil. Ta da!


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

613 Avenue Create Challenge #234 - Anything Goes w/optional twist: Create a Blended Background
613 Avenue Create Challenge #234 – Anything Goes w/optional twist: Create a Blended Background
Arty Divas - Challenge 25
Arty Divas – Challenge 25
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #119 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #119 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore July Challenge #77 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore July Challenge #77 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge For July, #7-2020
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge For July, #7-2020
STAMPlorations Summer Challenge
STAMPlorations Summer Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge 30-June
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge 30-June
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 278: Anything Goes w/ Feminine Twist
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 278: Anything Goes w/ Feminine Twist

20 thoughts on “Feel Beautiful | Art Journal

  1. What a stunning journal page Anita. I love all the different layers and textures you’ve been able to achieve. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

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  2. Congratulations! You have been chosen as a Top Rocker for the week of June 28, 2020 – July 3, 2020. Thanks for supporting our challenge and inspiring us and those who play along!

    THE RESIDENT DESIGN TEAM
    613 AVENUE CREATE

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    1. Thanks, Ginny! Photos might end up being additions later in my art journey, but as of now, I just retain the pages as they are (bound into a journal, of course.) I find it interesting to observe the art! 🙂

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    1. Hi Nabeeha – thank you so much for the kind nomination! I’m not much into blogging-based awards though, so I’m afraid I’ll have to let this opportunity pass. 😦

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  3. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Judy McKay DT TTCRD In Search of My Creative Side

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