Art journal · Mixed media

Believe in You

Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –

Believe in You | Art Journal | Anita

I started this spread by applying gesso over the pages, followed by modeling paste through a stencil. I applied acrylics and spritzed water over them to make the paint lightly pool around the textured areas.

I then followed it up with some stamping using dye inks. Afterwards, I made some acrylics drips, then added splatters.

Believe in You | Art Journal | Anita

For the focal butterfly, I used a die cut, over which I used Copic markers for coloring–I wanted to test out blending, and I’m not too unhappy with the results. The central ‘body’ color spread a bit while I applied it, making the butterfly look more like a fairy, which I was perfectly fine with. 😉 I adhered the die cut over the background.

I then stamped the quote using dye ink on a different piece of paper, fussy cut strips around the words, and used a watercolor pencil with a water brush pen over the edges. I also used gel pens to highlight the letters after the I adhered the quote onto the background.

That completed the spread, ta da!


With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Challenge - Oct - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge – Oct – Anything Goes
Arty Divas - September challenge
Arty Divas – September challenge
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #145 - Sep/Oct - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #145 – Sep/Oct – Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge - Oct - Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge – Oct – Anything Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional Orange
More Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes w/ Optional Orange
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Not A Card
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Not A Card
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
STAMPlorations Oct Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations Oct Stencil Challenge

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