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 · Mixed media

Birdie Friends

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I made the background on pages with leftovers from a previous art journaling session. I added quick brushes of acrylics first, which I followed with pouncing more acrylics over a single stencil that I moved around. Over… Continue reading Birdie Friends

Mixed media · Gel print · Art journal

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 · 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 · 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

Art journal · 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 · Gel print · Mixed media

Binding My Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at More Mixed Media challenge][Challenge win: Winner at STAMPlorations Stencil challenge] Another set of art journal pages done, which means another session of bookbinding! Making covers for my art journals and binding my journal is an activity that I always look forward to. Here's… Continue reading Binding My Art Journal

Ornaments

Needle Minders

I love to embroider. And I end up misplacing my needle a lot. This usually happens when I use up my current thread and turn away from my work to cut out a new length of thread. I used to pierce the needle through the fabric during this distracting period, but I don't like the… Continue reading Needle Minders

Gel print · Mixed media

‘Thinking of You’ ATCs

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Top 5 at More Mixed Media challenge] Here's an ATC trio that I made recently - For the backgrounds of the ATCs, I started out with monoprinting, with acrylics, gel plates, and stencils. I'd recently rejuvenated my gel plates with oil, and was incredibly happy… Continue reading ‘Thinking of You’ ATCs