Art journal · Doodle · Mixed media

All the Good Stuff

Here’s a recent art journal spread of mine –

All the Good Stuff - art journal spread by Anita

I started the spread with a layer of newspaper strips that I added to the background pages. I then spread modeling paste on parts of the spread through a stencil.

When the page was dry, I applied gesso over it, and waited for this to dry as well. I then added some acrylics to the background, when I then spread around by spritzing water.

All the Good Stuff - art journal spread by Anita

I followed this with some stamping–I got dye inks on a stamp and spritzed water over it before stamping, which gives a different end result. I then doodled some Zentangles using a fineliner, and colored the doodles with watercolor pencils and a water brush pen.

I added washi tape–mainly borders and some on the body too–as well as some marks using gel pens and Copic markers. For the quote, I used dye inks with a stamp, fussy cut, used oil-based color pencils on the strips, then adhered them to the background. Ta da!


With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Challenge - May - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge – May – Anything Goes
Arty Divas Challenge - May - Anything Goes
Arty Divas Challenge – May – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers May Stencil Challenge
Happy Little Stampers May Stencil Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Add Texture
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Add Texture
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Layer It Up
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Layer It Up

8 thoughts on “All the Good Stuff

  1. Great art journal page. I love the stenciled MM. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create’s May, “Anything Goes with a Twist/Mother’s Day” Challenge.

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