Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Sing Like There’s Nobody Listening

Here's an art journal spread of mine - I started out this spread by using the paint lifting technique with a stencil, which turned out to be a total failure. So instead, I pounced acrylics over a stencil instead, and then outlined them with a white Posca marker. I used a new-to-me technique with a… Continue reading Sing Like There’s Nobody Listening

Art journal · Mixed media

Back into the Wilderness

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I made this spread to de-stress, and didn't put much thought into it before, or during, the creative process. I still like how it's turned out, though. I started the spread by applying gesso onto the paper, and then pounced acrylics over a trees stencil in… Continue reading Back into the Wilderness

Art journal · Mixed media

Memories of Incredible Moments

Here's my latest art journal spread - I started the spread by pasting torn pre-stamped paper on the background. I added more texture over this by using modeling paste over a stencil. I applied acrylic paints over parts of the stenciled areas, and spritzed water over them to spread the color. I added more interest… Continue reading Memories of Incredible Moments

Art journal · Mixed media

Fly

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started this spread with a quick pouncing of acrylic paint over a stencil. I followed this with more acrylics and a different stencil, this time using the paint lifting technique. I think I just wanted to use random stencils, so I ended up just playing… Continue reading Fly

Art journal · Gel printing

Never Too Late

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - The background of this spread had negatives from a previous gel-printing session. It also looks like I used some leftover metallic acrylics from another session, which I can't seem to recall now. Anyway, let's just say I started out with a pre-created background from some previous… Continue reading Never Too Late

Art journal · Mixed media

Little Things

[Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge] I'm delighted to be a guest designer at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge today! Lozzy, the host of this challenge, creates beautiful digi-papers, and I used one of her earlier digi-paper sets, Dream Chic, for my art journal spread. I tore the digi-paper almost along… Continue reading Little Things

Art journal · Gel printing

Art Journals Old n New

I finished binding the A6 pages of my earlier art sessions, and turned them into an actual journal. To protect the mixed media composition on the cover page, I covered it with plastic wrap. I punched holes in the covers after adding the plastic wrap, and used the covers as templates to mark the corresponding… Continue reading Art Journals Old n New

Art journal · Mixed media

Echoes from the Past

[Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft challenge] It's finally 2021, and I hope we have a good year ahead of us. I, for one, am delighted and honored to start the year in the Designer Spotlight for January on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! It’s going to be an exciting 4… Continue reading Echoes from the Past

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Mini Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top-5 at More Mixed Media challenge] I've been working on and off on a mini journal that I made early this year. When I was not in the mood for a long(ish) art journaling session, but still wanted to make something, I'd whip out this mini journal, and quickly stamp, scribble, draw, or… Continue reading Mini Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Let Your Dreams Take Flight | Art Journal

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I'd left this very first page in my art journal blank, since I'd originally intended to convert this into a cover. However, later in the year, I made a pair of covers for the art journal, so I made a spread on the blank first page.… Continue reading Let Your Dreams Take Flight | Art Journal