Art journal · Doodle · Gel print · Mixed media

You Matter

Another Monday arrives, and brings with it my third week in the designer spotlight on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this month! This week, the challenge is: Sparkle and Shine. Sparkle and shine is not really my cup of tea. 🙂 I do own metallic acrylics, however, so I tried using them in an art… Continue reading You Matter

Doodle · Mixed media

A Dash of Doodles

Here are some Zentangle-inspired doodles that I made a while back - I started adding borders to my pages to ease storage and maintenance of the pages. 🙂 I used gel pens for drawing, and watercolors and oil-based pencils for shading. I usually stick to monochrome doodles, but sometimes, I like to use multiple colors,… Continue reading A Dash of Doodles

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