Doodle · Mixed media

A Dash of Doodles – 3

Here's another set of Zentangle-inspired doodles that I made recently - Most of my gel pens are awesome--they glide over paper well and create smooth lines. Some, however, have hiccups and vomit a bit of ink now and then, and I have to adjust--I generally end up incorporating the blob into my doodle. If that's… Continue reading A Dash of Doodles – 3

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Art journal · Mixed media

Faces – 1

When it comes to using faces in my art journaling, I enjoy making abstract, distorted ones since they only need to roughly conform to the semantics of a human face. The proportions can be off, the lines can be haphazard, the coloring can be wacky--it still reminds me of a face, and it renders quickly… Continue reading Faces – 1

Doodle · Mixed media

A Dash of Doodles – 2

Here are some more Zentangle-inspired doodles that I made recently - As usual, I used gel pens for drawing, and discovered that the ink has dried away in some of them. In my art journals, I don't much use gel pens that are not black or white--not intentionally, it just turns out that way. :-)… Continue reading A Dash of Doodles – 2

Art journal · Mixed media

Different Perspective

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started this page with a background of dye ink smooshes, over which I used stamps with more dye ink. I then used a gel plate with metallic acrylics to… Continue reading Different Perspective

Doodle · Mixed media

A Dash of Doodles

Here are some Zentangle-inspired doodles that I made a while back - I started adding borders to my pages to ease storage and maintenance of the pages. 🙂 I used gel pens for drawing, and watercolors and oil-based pencils for shading. I usually stick to monochrome doodles, but sometimes, I like to use multiple colors,… Continue reading A Dash of Doodles

Doodle

Mandalas New and Old

I mentioned last month that I'd come across Zentangle and its concepts while I was looking for inspiration to redo an old mandala-ish piece. I thought I'd go into some detail into this mandala. A long time ago (I promise this is not a fairy tale 😉 ), before I'd even heard of drawing as… Continue reading Mandalas New and Old

Art journal · Mixed media

Speak Your Truth

[Challenge win: Winner at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I made this spread on kraft paper. I started out by using a gel plate to make some acrylics background using stencils. I followed that with acrylics drips, then more acrylics pounced through a stencil. To this,… Continue reading Speak Your Truth

Doodle · Mixed media

Dabbling in Doodling

Late last year, I was looking for mandala inspirations since I wanted to redo a mandala-ish creation from a long time ago to better resemble a mandala, symmetry and all. During my search, I came across the concept of Zentangle. While I like the structure and symmetry that is naturally a part of drawing mandalas,… Continue reading Dabbling in Doodling

Mixed media

Mixed Media Frame

I recently finished stitching a Halloween cross-stitch piece, and thought it'd be fun to make a Halloween-themed mixed media frame for it. The stitched area is pretty small--14cm x 21cm (approx. 5.5in x 8in) , so for the frame to not overwhelm the stitching, I kept the frame fairly narrow, and any ornamentation to a… Continue reading Mixed Media Frame

Art journal · Mixed media

Lost in Memories

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at STAMPlorations Summer challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread that I made - This spread was the result of another fix-up session. I started out by brushing gesso over my spread, and trying for a background… Continue reading Lost in Memories