Art journal · Mixed media

Birdie Friends

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

Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –

Birdie Friends - art journal spread by Anita

I made the background on pages with leftovers from a previous art journaling session. I added quick brushes of acrylics first, which I followed with pouncing more acrylics over a single stencil that I moved around.

Over this background, I used stamps with dye inks. At the edges, I again pounced some acrylics (without any stencil this time), and then used a Copic marker for a striped pattern.

Birdie Friends - art journal spread by Anita

I made the focal birdies on a different piece of paper. I used stamps with dye inks for the initial outline, and colored them using watercolor pencils with a water brush pen. I then fussy cut them and adhered them onto the spread. I also added some gel pen shadows to them.

I then stamped the quotes with dye inks, fussy cut them, and roughly traced a water-based marker at the edges of each strip before adhering them beside each bird. That completes the spread, ta da!


With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Challenge - Mar - Anything Goes (optional twist: Succulent Inspiration)
613 Avenue Create Challenge – Mar – Anything Goes (optional twist: Succulent Inspiration)
Arty Divas Challenge - Feb - Anything Goes
Arty Divas Challenge – Feb – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Feb - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge – Feb – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Mar Stencil Challenge
Happy Little Stampers Mar Stencil Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use At Least One Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Use At Least One Stencil
STAMPlorations Mar Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations Mar Stencil Challenge

18 thoughts on “Birdie Friends

  1. These birds are adorable, Anita! And they are sending wonderful messages that made me smile.
    A beautiful art work and very impressive!

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  2. Very artsy stenciled background for your beautifully colored and fussy cut birdies, Anita. So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hugs…Nancy

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  3. Such beautiful colouring and inkwork, well done!
    So glad you have posted this to us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

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