Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

United We Stand

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

Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –

United We Stand - Art journal spread by Anita

This spread is the result of my goal of using a gel plate as much as I could in this session. So I started off using a thin layer of acrylic paint that I transferred off the gel plate. I then used stencils and acrylics with the plate.

I followed this with acrylics splatters on the gel plate, over which I pressed the journal pages. Finally, I used dye inks with some stamps to give it some extra texture.

United We Stand - Art journal spread by Anita

I stamped the focal figures using archival ink on a different piece of paper. I then made splatters again on the gel plate, this time with metallic acrylics. I pressed the paper over these. When the paper was dry, I fussy cut the figures and adhered them clumped on the background. I used a water-based marker to fill up the small gaps between the figures.

For the quote, I used dye inks with stamps for the uppercase letters, and hand-wrote the rest using a gel pen and a fineliner. At the edges, I used distress ink and watercolor pencils, and spritzed a little water over it. I then drew a border using a fineliner, and added some marks using a Copic marker. 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 - Mar - Anything Goes
Arty Divas Challenge – Mar – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Mar - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge – Mar – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Mar Stencil Challenge
Happy Little Stampers Mar Stencil Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Bright and Cheerful
STAMPlorations Mar Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations Mar Stencil Challenge

14 thoughts on “United We Stand

  1. Very artsy layered stenciling mixed media journal page, Anita. So pleased you joined us again on STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hugs…Nancy

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