Art journal · Mixed media

Birdie Wishes

[Challenge win: Winner at STAMPlorations Stencil challenge]

Here’s a recent cheery art journal spread of mine –

Birdie Wishes | Art journal | Anita

I made this spread on a background of acrylics pounced over a stencil. As it sometimes turns out, I had other ideas for this background, but it ended up as it did, and I have no qualms about it! 🙂

For the birdies and the paisley patterns, I used different stamps from the same set, and dye ink. I spritzed each stamp with a bit of water before using it on the paper. I then used watercolor pencils with a water brush pen to paint over them. I used gel pens for the highlights, and watercolor pencils (with some water) for the shadows.

Birdie Wishes | Art journal | Anita

For the various sentiments, I used stamps and dye inks spritzed with water again, followed by highlights and shadows, both using gel pens.

I finished the spread with a quick border using Copic markers and a Posca marker. Ta da!


With this spread, I’m playing in these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Challenge #6 June: Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: Paper Piecing
613 Avenue Create Challenge #6 June: Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: Paper Piecing
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #142 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #142 – Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge #June - Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge #June – Anything Goes
CrafTangles Challenge - June 2021 - Shades of Rainbow
CrafTangles Challenge – June 2021 – Shades of Rainbow
Happy Little Stampers June Stencil Challenge
Happy Little Stampers June Stencil Challenge
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional Purple
More Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes w/ Optional Purple
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Antics
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Animal Antics
STAMPlorations June Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations June Stencil Challenge

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