[Challenge win: Top 5 at More Mixed Media challenge]
Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –
I started the spread with a background from a different session – gel print negatives from acrylics and different stencils. I added to the stenciled shapes by doodling around them with a fineliner, a Posca marker, and an oil-based marker.
I made the focal cat on a different piece of paper. I started out with a coat of gesso, followed by a rough sketch of the cat, and then used watercolor cakes, watercolor pencils, and a water brush pen for the colors. I fussy cut the cat and adhered it on the background with Mod Podge.
I then augmented the cat by adding some shading with watercolor pencils and a water brush pen. I added outlines, marks, and doodles with a fineliner, a Posca marker, and gel pens. I also augmented the background with more watercolors, and some stamps with dye inks which I spritzed with water before stamping. I then added acrylics splatters.
I added a speech bubble using a diecut, which I outlined with a watercolor pencil and water brush pen. I added the hearts using a watercolor pencil and some gel pens. To finish the spread, I drew along the edges with a fineliner. Ta da!
With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –