Art journal · Mixed media

Memories of Incredible Moments

Here's my latest art journal spread - I started the spread by pasting torn pre-stamped paper on the background. I added more texture over this by using modeling paste over a stencil. I applied acrylic paints over parts of the stenciled areas, and spritzed water over them to spread the color. I added more interest… Continue reading Memories of Incredible Moments

Art journal · Mixed media

Echoes from the Past

[Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft challenge] It's finally 2021, and I hope we have a good year ahead of us. I, for one, am delighted and honored to start the year in the Designer Spotlight for January on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! It’s going to be an exciting 4… Continue reading Echoes from the Past

Art journal · Mixed media

Let Your Dreams Take Flight | Art Journal

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I'd left this very first page in my art journal blank, since I'd originally intended to convert this into a cover. However, later in the year, I made a pair of covers for the art journal, so I made a spread on the blank first page.… Continue reading Let Your Dreams Take Flight | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Have Fun | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft challenge] 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… Continue reading Have Fun | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Be You | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge][Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create 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… 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

Art journal · Mixed media

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 · 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

Spending Time | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Winner at Paperbabe Stamps challenge] [Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Extra challenge] Another recent art journal spread of mine. These pages had a bunch of gel print negatives on them from a previous session, so they provided a great starting point - no empty page blankness to contend… Continue reading Spending Time | Art Journal