Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Undefeated | Art Journal

Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –

I first tried the focal image on a different piece of paper, inspired by a Creative Jumpstart lesson. I didn’t manage to get the technique (on the dress and the headdress) right, but there’s always next time. πŸ˜‰ So I just left the dress be, and overlaid the headdress with some stamping.

And meanwhile, I worked with what I had and decided to concentrate more on the face instead – I was really happy with the result. I mostly used watercolors and watercolor pencils in the painting process. Finally, I used fineliners, multiliners and gel pens to accentuate things here and there.

For the background of the spread, I used a gel-print negative from a previous session. After adhering the focal image, I used watercolors for an ombrΓ© effect that also retains some transparency, and followed it with some light stamping using dye inks. I stamped and handwrote a quote.

To finish the spread, I added some marks with a marker, I scribble-journaled along the edge with a fineliner, and added some stamped borders. Ta da!


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

613 Avenue Create Oct Challenge: Anything Goes w/Optional: Winged Things
613 Avenue Create Oct Challenge: Anything Goes w/Optional: Winged Things
Arty Divas - Challenge 30 - Anything Goes
Arty Divas – Challenge 30 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #125 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #125 – Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge for October - Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge for October – Anything Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional Orange
More Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes w/ Optional Orange
Paint Party Friday: Week 32, Year 10
Paint Party Friday: Week 32, Year 10
STAMPlorations October Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations October Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations October Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge
STAMPlorations October Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge

25 thoughts on “Undefeated | Art Journal

  1. Beautiful art journal page! Loving the colours and doodles, Anita. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!

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