Doodle

Mandalas New and Old

I mentioned last month that I'd come across Zentangle and its concepts while I was looking for inspiration to redo an old mandala-ish piece. I thought I'd go into some detail into this mandala. A long time ago (I promise this is not a fairy tale 😉 ), before I'd even heard of drawing as… Continue reading Mandalas New and Old

Doodle · Mixed media

Dabbling in Doodling

Late last year, I was looking for mandala inspirations since I wanted to redo a mandala-ish creation from a long time ago to better resemble a mandala, symmetry and all. During my search, I came across the concept of Zentangle. While I like the structure and symmetry that is naturally a part of drawing mandalas,… Continue reading Dabbling in Doodling

Art journal · Doodle · Mixed media

All the Good Stuff

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - 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… Continue reading All the Good Stuff

Doodle · Mixed media

Beautiful Smile, Wonderful Heart

Here's a pair of tags that I made recently - I cut out the tags from a lovely kraft paper backdrop that was present in a craft supplies packaging I'd received a while back. I first smooshed some acrylics over the paper, and let it dry. I followed this with some acrylics splatters, over which… Continue reading Beautiful Smile, Wonderful Heart

Art journal · Doodle · Mixed media

Beauty

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the spread with a background, by pouncing acrylics over a stencil. I also used a bit of stamping using dye inks over this, and added some quick acrylics brush strokes. For the focal image, I used a die over multiple layers of paper. I… Continue reading Beauty

Art journal · Doodle · Gel print · Mixed media

Small Things, Big Differences

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Favorite at Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge] It's Inspiration Station time again! (This is where my sister and I throw themes at each other for inspiration, and make art.) It's been a while since our previous post, but I'm glad we're still on. This time's… Continue reading Small Things, Big Differences

Art journal · Doodle · Gel print · Mixed media

Mini Journal Wrap Up

Happy New Year! I hope your year has started well, and will only keep getting better. I managed to fill up my mini journal--a tiny 6x6 sq. cm (~ 2.5x2.5 sq. in) book-- by the end of last year, and arting in it has been positively wonderful. I usually ready a set number of sheets… Continue reading Mini Journal Wrap Up

Art journal · Doodle · Mixed media

Happy Diwali

Art journal · Doodle · Mixed media

Inktober 2021 Doodles

Continuing my Zentangle-inspired doodles for Inktober from my previous update, I now have a mini-book filled with fun shapes! I continued to use gel pens for the initial drawings, and for the shading, color pencils coupled with a blending tool, and watercolor pencils with a water brush pen. Along the way, I discovered that some… Continue reading Inktober 2021 Doodles

Art journal · Doodle · Mixed media

Inktober 2021 Doodles (and Bookbinding)

I've been doodling every day this month, inspired by Inktober. I made a small, square, soft-bound book specifically for this activity, and have been enjoying drawing Zentangle-inspired doodles in it. I used plain kettle stitch to assemble the signatures, and adhered pattern paper to form the front and back covers. I use gel pens for… Continue reading Inktober 2021 Doodles (and Bookbinding)