Art journal

Tranquil Diwali | Art Journal

Diwali was earlier this month, and I was looking forward to a tranquil, peaceful one. However, it looks like people needed some cheering up this year, because my neighborhood was bursting with fireworks. Goodbye, dreams of tranquility! 😉 So instead, I made an art journal spread with a lot of sparkle and shine. I made… Continue reading Tranquil Diwali | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Have Fun | Art Journal

An art journal spread that I made recently - I brushed the background with acrylics, then stamped using acrylic paints - I really like the watercolor-like effect this produces. I then used scrap paper from previous sessions to diecut some shapes, which I used for branches and leaves. I adhered them onto the background, and… Continue reading Have Fun | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Be You | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge] A recent art journal spread of mine - As is becoming common these days, I started this spread on a non-empty page. I'd added 'leftovers' here in a previous session with my gel plate and acrylics, and it's both a relief and a challenge when… Continue reading Be You | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

A New Day | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top-5 at More Mixed Media challenge] Here's an art journal spread I made recently - I used the paint lifting technique with a single stencil and multiple acrylic colors for the background. Over this, I colored in a sun using watercolors. I then employed some light stamping with dye inks. I also added… Continue reading A New Day | Art Journal

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Art Journal Covers | Mixed Media

[Challenge win: Winner at CrafTangles challenge][Challenge win: Spotlight at More Mixed Media challenge][Challenge win: Designer spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge] It's Inspiration Station time again, and my sis and I are back with our interpretations of a theme that we choose! It was my sister's turn to come up with a theme, and… Continue reading Art Journal Covers | Mixed Media

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 · Mixed media

Great Things | Art Journal

I made an art journal spread recently with all the shiny things to buoy my mood. I used my gel plate for some parts of the spread, but not for monoprinting - I started by gesso-ing the page, and added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I dabbed acrylics around the textures, and… Continue reading Great Things | Art Journal

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Celebrate | Mixed Media Tag

I made this mixed media tag recently - I applied clear gesso on a brown tag, and added some texture using modeling paste - a bit with stencils, and a bit directly using a palette knife. I stamped over this using black acrylic paints. I love how this produces an effect very much like using… Continue reading Celebrate | Mixed Media Tag

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

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Journal-Cover Inspired | Mixed Media Tag

It's Inspiration Station time! (Inspiration Station is where my sis and I throw themes at each other for our respective creative sessions.) It was my turn to choose a theme, and I zeroed in on journal covers, mostly made using polymer clay and sometimes other mixed media. Here's a compilation of various journal covers that… Continue reading Journal-Cover Inspired | Mixed Media Tag