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 –

Great Things | Art Journal | Anita

I started by gesso-ing the page, and added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I dabbed acrylics around the textures, and metallic wax over them. I then used more acrylics through stencils, outlining the results with a fineliner in the end since they didn’t turn out as vivid as I’d hoped.

I hand-tore some paper rectangles, and used a gel plate with metallic acrylics to paint them. I crudely ran a Copic marker along their edges to roughly form some framing, and adhered them in an overlapping manner on the spread.

Great Things | Art Journal | Anita

I then added marks, a quote, and some scribble-journaling on the paper tags using a fineliner, Posca markers, and a water-based marker. I added fine acrylics splatters to various spots on the spread, both directly and from a gel plate. I also added more marks to the background with an oil-based marker – I love the glossy shine from these.

Finally, I used some watercolors on the edges of the page. That completed the spread, ta da!


With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Sep Challenge: Anything Goes w/Optional: Use a Charm
613 Avenue Create Sep Challenge: Anything Goes w/Optional: Use a Charm
Arty Divas - Challenge 29 - Anything Goes
Arty Divas – Challenge 29 – Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge for September - Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge for September – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #192 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #192 – Anything Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional Brown
More Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes w/ Optional Brown
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Frame It
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Frame It
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - No Stamps Allowed
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – No Stamps Allowed
STAMPlorations Summer Challenge
STAMPlorations Summer Challenge

18 thoughts on “Great Things | Art Journal

  1. Wow I love the blue, textue and quote. Do you have a youtube channel? I would love to see you create. How do you are did you get into this type of srt? I am always so amazed by everyone’s ideas. In art there’s room for us all! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Mireya! It’s amazing how we are inspired, and inspire others in unexpected ways, through art, right? My creations are ad hoc with quite a lot of breaks in between so I have no youtube channel, but you’re always welcome here! I hope you continue to publish your creations – they’re pretty inspiring too. 🙂

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  2. Hi Anita…it seems like a month or so since we “spoke”!
    Love the fab dimension from modeling paste and stencil! Yummy shades of blue and metallic accents, contribute to a shimmery piece of mixed media journal spread. Well done!

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