Art journal · Mixed media

All the Little Things

Here's a recent quick art journal spread of mine - For the background of this spread, I started out by applying acrylic paints on it using a brayer. I then smooshed more acrylics by applying them over a gel plate and pressing the paper over it. I then stamped insect images and scripty writing around… Continue reading All the Little Things

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

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 · Gel print

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

Art journal · Gel print

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

Mixed media

Ta Ta

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] It's Monday, and I'm happy to be back for another week in the Designer Spotlight on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! And as always, it's a pleasure and an honor to have been invited along for the ride this month. This week, the challenge is: On… Continue reading Ta Ta

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

Art journal · Mixed media

Hold Your Head High | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Extra challenge]It's been a while since I used my gel plate for something other than a background, so I made a spread inspired by a session from Birgit Koopsen on Creative Jumpstart 2020, where the gel-printed image forms the focal. I added the background after… Continue reading Hold Your Head High | Art Journal

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

100 Days | Art Journal (3)

I'm keeping up with my goal of making art journal pages for a hundred days to help with my creative mojo. (The goal is not an 'every day' one though, since I don't want this to become a chore instead of a creative retreat.) For a few of the pages here, I experimented with tactile… Continue reading 100 Days | Art Journal (3)

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

100 Days | Art Journal (2)

I've been making art journal pages recently, and intend to keep it up for a hundred days, to help with my creative mojo. (The goal is not an 'every day' one though, since I don't want this to become a chore instead of a creative retreat.) Since my first eight pages went well, I bought… Continue reading 100 Days | Art Journal (2)