Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

One of a Kind

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

Here’s a recent art journal of mine –

One of a Kind - Art journal spread by Anita

I love using stencils to create backgrounds, especially with a gel plate, and that’s what I did here as well, using both with acrylic paints. I then added some brushes of acrylics that I spread out by spritzing water.

I then used more stencils, pouncing acrylic paints over them this time. I also added acrylics splatters and then pounced acrylics along the edge of the spread for a light vignette.

One of a Kind - Art journal spread by Anita

For the focal image, I hand-drew a figure with a pencil on a different piece of paper, which I fussy cut and adhered over the background. To add color to the figure, I used various media–watercolor pencils & cakes with a water brush pen, oil-based color pencils, fineliners, and gel pens.

I then added the quote, again starting on a different piece of paper. I used dye inks with a stamp for this, fussy cut strips, ran a water-based marker along the edges, and adhered the strips on the background. I finished the spread by adding borders with a water-based marker and a Posca marker, and then some Posca marker dots. Ta da!


With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Challenge - Mar - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge – Mar – Anything Goes
Arty Divas Challenge - Feb - Anything Goes
Arty Divas Challenge – Feb – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Mar - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge – Mar – Anything Goes
CrafTangles Challenge - Mar - Flowers and/or Women
CrafTangles Challenge – Mar – Flowers and/or Women
Happy Little Stampers Mar Stencil Challenge
Happy Little Stampers Mar Stencil Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Feminine
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Feminine
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Favorite Things
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Favorite Things
STAMPlorations Mar Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations Mar Stencil Challenge

17 thoughts on “One of a Kind

    1. It was definitely fun–the kind where the results are a pleasant surprise when I’m not aiming for anything in particular. 🙂 You seem to be having fun too–keep painting!

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  1. A great piece of art in every way! I love the woman too!
    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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  2. OMG..Stunning “One of a Kind” hand drawn and fussy cut girl for your layer upon layer artsy mixed media background, Anita. So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

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