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Tranquil Diwali | Art Journal

Diwali was earlier this month, and I was looking forward to a tranquil, peaceful one. However, it looks like people needed some cheering up this year, because my neighborhood was bursting with fireworks. Goodbye, dreams of tranquility! πŸ˜‰

So instead, I made an art journal spread with a lot of sparkle and shine.

I made this spread on a couple of pages that were already sparkly with some leftover metallic acrylic paints from a previous art journaling session. Since people around me were going crazy with firecrackers, I went crazy with metallic acrylic splatters. It was a lot of fun, actually! πŸ™‚

I made the splatters around an area that I’d pre-designated for drawing a flowerpot (the firework, not the clay one.) So at the end of the splattering session, I used a Copic marker to sketch a flowerpot and some extra ‘lightning’ sizzle to indicate the copious amounts of light and noise that were around me.

Tranquil Diwali | Art Journal | Anita
I wish I could show the shine from the metallic acrylics across the entire spread, but this is all I could manage. So the full view is here, and the sparkle & shine is in the previous picture. I’ll have to let your imagination put the two together.

I then jotted down the thoughts that I was having at the time as a quote using another Copic marker and a Posca marker, and drew a tiny column of diyas along one edge using sparkly gel pens. That completed the spread, ta da!


With this project, I’m joining the following 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
CrafTangles Challenge - November 2020 - Festive Projects
CrafTangles Challenge – November 2020 – Festive Projects
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional Black
More Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes w/ Optional Black
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

8 thoughts on “Tranquil Diwali | Art Journal

      1. You look like you’re having fun! πŸ™‚
        The folks updating challengesfordays.blogspot.com do a great job of providing lists of active challenges.
        Also – When I submit to challenges and see a project I like, I also visit the associated blog. I end up learning about other challenges from there too.

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