Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

It’s Your Day

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

Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –

It's Your Day - art journal spread by Anita

I again used a gel plate for this spread, but with better results when used for acrylics smooshes this time. After making the smooshes, I used stencils and acrylics, both with the gel plate and without (where I pounced the acrylics over the stencils.) I also pounced acrylics at the edges of the spread.

It's Your Day - art journal spread by Anita

For the quote, I used dye inks with stamps on a different piece of paper to make the circular shapes, which I fussy cut. I used watercolor pencils (and a water brush pen) at the edges, then adhered the circles to the background. I then used more watercolor pencils (again, with a water brush pen) for the lines and outlines around the circles. Ta da!


With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Challenge - Apr - Anything Goes (optional twist: April Showers)
613 Avenue Create Challenge – Apr – Anything Goes (optional twist: April Showers)
Arty Divas Challenge - Mar - Anything Goes
Arty Divas Challenge – Mar – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
STAMPlorations Apr Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations Apr Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations Apr Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge
STAMPlorations Apr Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge
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18 thoughts on “It’s Your Day

  1. Love it! Your colors and ideas. Do you feel like your art is getting better? I mean it’s great, but I’ve been doing that with my work too. I see growth.

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    1. Thank you! I haven’t really evaluated my art, but I definitely feel less disappointed whenever I make something, even if it turns out really bad. Guess I’ll take that! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Beautiful Spread! Loving your use of text. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!

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  3. Love your art journal . Beautiful design and details. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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