Art journal · Mixed media

Back into the Wilderness

Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –

Back into the Wilderness | Art Journal | Anita

I made this spread to de-stress, and didn’t put much thought into it before, or during, the creative process. I still like how it’s turned out, though.

I started the spread by applying gesso onto the paper, and then pounced acrylics over a trees stencil in a couple of shades of a pink / violet combination. I then used stamps with dye inks to add flowers and leaves to give a spring-like feel to the background.

Back into the Wilderness | Art Journal | Anita

I liked the background as is, and decided I didn’t want a focal image for this spread. So I added some additional texture to the page by adding a lighter acrylic color using a texture stencil. I like how this reminds me of fog and breezes.

To complete the spread, I added a hand-lettered quote, and then some acrylics splatters. Ta da!


With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Challenge #4 Apr: Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: In the Garden
613 Avenue Create Challenge #4 Apr: Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: In the Garden
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #138 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #138 – Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge #April - Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge #April – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers April Stencil Challenge
Happy Little Stampers April Stencil Challenge
Just Us Girls #580
Just Us Girls #580
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional Yellow
More Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes w/ Optional Yellow
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Not A Card
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Not A Card
STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge

10 thoughts on “Back into the Wilderness

  1. De-stressing with art is a wonderful way to relax, Anita….especially when you just let your
    art flow. Very colorful art journal page and fun stamped images. TFS and joining us at STAMPlorations Stencil. Hugs..

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