Art journal · Gel printing

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 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

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 printing · 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 printing · 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)

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

100 Days | Art Journal (1)

Lately, I've been feeling less creative (and generally less in a good mood) than I'd like, so I thought I should just make stuff and see if it helps with the mojo. My focus is mainly on art journaling, and I'd like to make something every day for a hundred days. However, the goal is… Continue reading 100 Days | Art Journal (1)

Art journal · Gel printing

Green, Stripes, Polka Dots | Inspiration Station

Continuing the theme-inspired creativity challenges that my sister and I throw at each other, our Inspiration Station, it was my turn to think of a theme. One day, looking at my sister stand near the curtains asking if I'd come up with a theme yet, I rattled off the three things that came to my… Continue reading Green, Stripes, Polka Dots | Inspiration Station

Art journal · Gel printing

Art Journal: Birds of Prey | AE Challenge

I'll admit, when Cathy came up with Birds of Prey as the theme for this month's Art Elements Challenge, all I could think of was making owl polymer clay beads and use them as earrings. Not that there's anything wrong with owls, but I've already made owl drawings, owl doodles and owls in macramé, and… Continue reading Art Journal: Birds of Prey | AE Challenge