Art journal · Mixed media

Have Fun | Art Journal

An art journal spread that I made recently –

Have Fun | Art Journal | Anita

I brushed the background with acrylics, then stamped using acrylic paints – I really like the watercolor-like effect this produces. I then used scrap paper from previous sessions to diecut some shapes, which I used for branches and leaves. I adhered them onto the background, and outlined them with a fineliner.

On a different piece of paper, I used an insect stamp with dye inks, and fussy cut the shape. I outlined parts of the insect with a water-based marker, mounted the piece on thick paper, and pasted it over the background.

Have Fun | Art Journal | Anita

I then did more light stamping with dye inks on the background, and added some marks with Copic markers. I also made some splatters with black acrylic paint.

For the quote, I used various stamps with dye inks. I cut out rectangles around the words, and brushed their edges with dye inks and watercolor pencils. I also used watercolor pencils and a water brush pen on the edges of the spread itself. That completed the spread, ta da!


With this project, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Nov Challenge: Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Cute Critters
613 Avenue Create Nov Challenge: Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Cute Critters
Arty Divas - Challenge 31 - Anything Goes
Arty Divas – Challenge 31 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #128 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #128 – Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge for November - Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge for November – Anything Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional Black
More Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes w/ Optional Black
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 298: Anything Goes w/ Masculine Twist
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 298: Anything Goes w/ Masculine Twist

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