Art journal · Mixed media

Let Your Dreams Take Flight | Art Journal

Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –

Let Your Dreams Take Flight | Art Journal | Anita

I’d left this very first page in my art journal blank, since I’d originally intended to convert this into a cover. However, later in the year, I made a pair of covers for the art journal, so I made a spread on the blank first page. I like to make my background first with techniques involving stencils, and this time was no exception.

I started the page with rough strokes of acrylic paints, on which I used the paint lifting technique with a couple of stencils. I then pounced acrylics paints over more stencils. Over this, I used a feather stencil with two different acrylics colors for the foreground.

Let Your Dreams Take Flight | Art Journal | Anita

I used dye inks for some stamping, and added more marks with an oil-based marker, a Posca marker, and gel pens. I stamped a quote using dye inks, and added some gel pen outlines. I then fussy cut around the quote, adhered it onto the page, and again added gel pen outlines. I finished the spread by spreading some watercolors at the edges. Ta da!

Only a few more days remain in the year, and only a few more pages remain to be made into spreads until I stitch them up into an art journal!


With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Dec Challenge: Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Vintage
613 Avenue Create Dec Challenge: Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Vintage
Arty Divas - Challenge 32 - Anything Goes
Arty Divas – Challenge 32 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #129 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #129 – Anything Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional White
More Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes w/ Optional White
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Favorite Technique
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Favorite Technique
STAMPlorations December Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations December Stencil Challenge

12 thoughts on “Let Your Dreams Take Flight | Art Journal

  1. OMG..Gorgeous layered stenciling, which created amazing texture for your creative card. So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations Stencil. Stay safe and creative. Love and Hugs..Nancy

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