Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

You Are Enough

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge]
[Challenge win: Designer spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge]

Looks like I can’t have enough of this message these days. 🙂 Here’s a recent art journal page of mine that reflects the sentiment –

You Are Enough Just As You Are--an art journal page by Anita

I started this spread by making a ghost print using my gel plate, some acrylics, and a stencil. Over this, I used a stencil with distress ink, and added some black fineliner outlines to the stenciled areas. I then stamped some marks using dye ink, followed by stenciling text using acrylics.

For the focal birdie, I used a different piece of paper. I first stamped the bird using archival ink, which I reinforced with a fineliner. I then hand-drew a branch using fineliner. I colored both the birdie and the branch using watercolor pencils and a water brush pen.

You Are Enough Just As You Are--an art journal page by Anita

I fussy cut both components, then added some white acrylic paint to the background since it was pretty busy. I adhered the components to the background. I made some glints on the birdie’s eyes using white gel pen, and applied watercolor pencils with water brush pen at its edges.

I used a printed quote for the sentiment, and applied a black water-based marker at its edges before sticking it on the page. Finally, I added some black acrylic splatters and fineliner marks. That completed the page. Ta da!


With this page, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Nov Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Nov Challenge – Anything Goes
Arty Divas Oct Challenge - Anything Goes
Arty Divas Oct Challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Art Journal
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Art Journal
We Love 2 Create Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create Challenge #11 – Anything Goes
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9 thoughts on “You Are Enough

  1. Fabulous in every, single way Anita!
    Very happy to see this in our mailbox 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. Super card. Love you design and colours. Great project. 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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