Art journal · Mixed media

XOXO

Here's a recent art journal page of mine - In my handmade art journal, I'd included a tea-dyed textured paper sheet as well, and for this art journaling session, I used one of those pages. I started the session by spreading acrylics on a gel plate and smooshing the page onto it. I then ran… Continue reading XOXO

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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 · Doodle · 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

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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

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Bookbinding

I did some bookbinding recently to create an art journal - one with empty pages this time, so it's a brand new book ready for use! This journal is of my preferred A6 size. I cut out A5 sheets from a drawing book, which I then folded into half for A6 pages. I used a… Continue reading Bookbinding

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Painted Coasters

It's Inspiration Station time, and my sister and I are back again with our theme-based creative projects. It was my sister's turn to come up with a theme for this round, and here's her inspiration - Inspiration Station - Feb inspirationSources, clockwise from top-right: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 With so many cups and… Continue reading Painted Coasters

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Nature is Glorious | Inspiration Station

It's Inspiration Station time! (It's where my sister or I come up with a theme, which we use as inspiration for our individual creative sessions.) The theme from my sister for this latest round is the picture below - I was inspired by the colors in the picture, and the abundant flora and fauna present… Continue reading Nature is Glorious | Inspiration Station

Earrings · Jewelry

Burnt Metal Earrings | Inspiration Station

It's Inspiration Station time! (This is where my sis and I work on our respective creative projects based on themes that we think of.) It was my turn this time to come up with a theme, and I chose a modified version of a picture that I'd clicked of my sister's alcohol ink experiments. All… Continue reading Burnt Metal Earrings | Inspiration Station

Beads · Earrings · Jewelry

Be Free Earrings | We’re All Ears

My recent artistic inclinations are towards art journaling, so it's a different sort of creative high when I make the occasional jewelry. 🙂 And what better to motivate me to work on some earrings than the We're All Ears challenge! Erin's prompt for April is based on our current reality - since most of us… Continue reading Be Free Earrings | We’re All Ears