Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Focus

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - The background of this spread is a ghost print from a previous gel-printing session with acrylics and a stencil. It's one of those rare times when ghost printing turns out well - I don't know if it's the weather here, but the paint remnants usually don't… Continue reading Focus

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Butterflies, Moths, and Adventure

I made a mini art journal spread recently. I go to my pocket-sized handmade mini journal when my creative juices aren't flowing freely, and working on a small area which already has a background created on it is much easier than staring blankly at a larger page. I'd created the background using stencils and a… Continue reading Butterflies, Moths, and Adventure

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Whimsical Cat

[Challenge win: Top 5 at More Mixed Media challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the spread with a background from a different session - gel print negatives from acrylics and different stencils. I added to the stenciled shapes by doodling around them with a fineliner, a Posca marker, and… Continue reading Whimsical Cat

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Sing Like There’s Nobody Listening

[Challenge win: Winner at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge] 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… Continue reading Sing Like There’s Nobody Listening

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

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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 · 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 · Gel printing · Mixed media

Undefeated | Art Journal

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I first tried the focal image on a different piece of paper, inspired by a Creative Jumpstart lesson. I didn't manage to get the technique (on the dress and the headdress) right, but there's always next time. 😉 So I just left the dress be, and… Continue reading Undefeated | Art Journal

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Ganesha | Art Journal

Last weekend was Ganesha Chaturthi (the birthday of Lord Ganesha), and while we offered prayers and made festival food, I also got into the mood of making some related art as well. So I ended up with a textured art journal spread with Ganesha as the focal figure. Once again, I started with a page… Continue reading Ganesha | Art Journal

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Spending Time | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Winner at Paperbabe Stamps challenge] [Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Extra challenge] Another recent art journal spread of mine. These pages had a bunch of gel print negatives on them from a previous session, so they provided a great starting point - no empty page blankness to contend… Continue reading Spending Time | Art Journal