Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

Look Within Yourself

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

Here’s a recent, quick art journal spread of mine –

Look Within Yourself, art journal spread by Anita

I made this spread on pages that I’d used tea to dye, which gives them a brownish tinge.

I started out with some gel plate fun. I used acrylics with a stencil to fill up the page with circle shapes. I then used the gel plate again with white acrylics at the edges of the spread.

Look Within Yourself, art journal spread by Anita

I then made a central split using black acrylics; I applied them on a scrap card and ran the card along the center, giving it occasional little twists for some dense foliage. I then added mirrored sketches of trees using a black fineliner.

For the quote, I fussy cut a printed message and adhered it over the background. I added light coloring using watercolors, and some fineliner outlines. Ta da!


With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create July Challenge - Anything Goes (optional twist: Black and White)
613 Avenue Create July Challenge – Anything Goes (optional twist: Black and White)
Arty Divas July Challenge - Anything Goes
Arty Divas July Challenge – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers July Stencil Challenge
Happy Little Stampers July Stencil Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

6 thoughts on “Look Within Yourself

  1. Wow, great journal pages and use of the gel plate. The colors are beautiful and love the reflection images. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create’s July, “Anything Goes with a Twist/Black & White” Challenge.

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