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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  2. WOW Anita, that is one fabulous art journal page. Love the textures, drawing and colors. Thank you for sharing with our STAMPlorations October Stencil Challenge. Hopefully, you can join us again this month.

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