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 · 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

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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

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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

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Fly Little Bird | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner / future guest designer at Arty Divas challenge]It's fun to impose mini challenges on yourself once in a while. These days, I'm attempting to use a single stencil as much as possible for a given spread, and it's amazing to me that ideas occur… Continue reading Fly Little Bird | Art Journal

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Blossom for Your Own Joy | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge]It's Inspiration Station time! (This is where my sis and I throw themes at each other to inspire our creative sessions.) The theme this time was from my sister, who came up with a much better tic tac toe board than I did last time. My project… Continue reading Blossom for Your Own Joy | Art Journal

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Flowers and Hope | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top 5 at Arty Divas challenge]I'd created some good gel-print negatives and ghost prints in a gel-printing session recently, but I just couldn't figure out how to work further with the prints. Finally, I just decided to create without worrying how. The result - this spread: I pulled this gel-print from the negative… Continue reading Flowers and Hope | Art Journal

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Letters | Art Journal

As a welcome distraction from the Valentine's madness of hearts and candies, Jennifer from the Art Elements team came up with the theme of Letters - which can be interpreted in many different ways, romantic or otherwise. It's inspiring how a tiny letter is the building block for a word, a paragraph, an epic. How… Continue reading Letters | Art Journal

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

100 Days | Bookbinding

I've finally wrapped up my 100 days of art sessions. Literally - by binding all the art journal pages into a book! I mentioned last time that I hadn't thought of the covers earlier, so I got an extra session from making the covers for the book. I used a single sheet to make both… Continue reading 100 Days | Bookbinding