Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

You Are Enough

It's my final Monday in the designer spotlight on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this month, and I've had an awesome time making projects for this stint. This week, the challenge is: Emboss It. For my project, I made an art journal page featuring embossing using stencils. I started the background by using a round… Continue reading You Are Enough

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

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 - 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… Continue reading Look Within Yourself

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

Flying Starts With a Dream

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the background of the spread with some gel printing--I used my gel plate for some plain coloring initially, then added in a stencil and white acrylic paint for a leafy gel-printed pattern. Over this, I used stamps--both bought and one that I hand-carved--with dye… Continue reading Flying Starts With a Dream

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

It’s Your Day

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I again used a gel plate for this spread, but with better results when used for acrylics smooshes this time. After making the smooshes, I used stencils and acrylics, both with the gel plate and without (where… Continue reading It’s Your Day

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

United We Stand

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - This spread is the result of my goal of using a gel plate as much as I could in this session. So I started off using a thin layer of acrylic paint that I transferred off the… Continue reading United We Stand

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

One of a Kind

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal of mine - I love using stencils to create backgrounds, especially with a gel plate, and that's what I did here as well, using both with acrylic paints. I then added some brushes of acrylics that I spread out by spritzing… Continue reading One of a Kind

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

Love Yourself

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Spotlight at Arty Divas challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the spread with a lot of gel printing fun using acrylics and stencils. I also used stencils and acrylics without a gel plate. This started giving a grunge-y effect.… Continue reading Love Yourself

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 · Gel print

New Art Journals

I'm ready for this year with a new pair of art journals--an A6 one and a mini-book--that I bound and prepped recently! (I actually have three journals now--I'd bound the third one last year, and use it occasionally.) So far, I've used loose A6-sized pages for my art journaling, which I'd eventually bind into a… Continue reading New Art Journals