Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

Ta Ta For Now

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge]
[Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge]

Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –

There was already a bit of background on the pages from gel print negatives of previous sessions, for which I’d used stencils over acrylics on a gel plate. Over this initial background, I added smooshes of acrylics, quickly followed by water spritzing to spread the colors.

When the paint had dried, I used a stencil with some modeling paste to add some more texture. Post-drying, I again used acrylics with water spritzing. Again, after waiting for this too to dry, I employed some quick stamping using dye inks. I then used some diluted acrylics to make some drips from the top.

For the focal insect, I used a stamp with dye ink, over which I painted using watercolor pencils and a water brush pen. I scribbled a bunch of overlapping circles on the background with a fineliner, and adhered the insect at their center.

I made the quote with a stamp and dye ink, fussy cut it, and used a watercolor pencil (with a water brush pen) at its edge. I then adhered the quote parts onto the background. To finish the spread, I scribbled at its edges with watercolor pencils and used a water brush pen over the scribbles. I followed that up with more acrylic paints and water spritzing near the edges. Ta da!


With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Challenge #7 July: Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: Water Color
613 Avenue Create Challenge #7 July: Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: Water Color
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - July - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge – July – Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #410 - Die Cuts and/or Stencils
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #410 – Die Cuts and/or Stencils
Finnabair July Art Recipe
Finnabair July Art Recipe
Happy Little Stampers July Stencil Challenge
Happy Little Stampers July Stencil Challenge
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional Pastel
More Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes w/ Optional Pastel
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
STAMPlorations July Summer Challenge
STAMPlorations July Summer Challenge

12 thoughts on “Ta Ta For Now

  1. Great to see you sharing your journal page – I’m just getting into journalling and love being able to be so creative without having to share yet lol! Thanks for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create

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    1. Isn’t journaling wonderful? 🙂 It’s totally fine to share only whatever one wants to – I too have quite a few personal spreads that I don’t post about. Hope you enjoy your journaling journey!

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