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

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Mixed media

Have a Happy Day

[Challenge win: Top 5 Design at Arty Divas challenge] Today, I'm happy and excited to be a guest designer for the June challenge at 613 Avenue Create! As always, the challenge is anything goes, with an optional twist of Let It All Hang Out--and that includes hanging components like tags, door hangers, and charms. Chana,… Continue reading Have a Happy Day

Art journal · Doodle · Mixed media

All the Good Stuff

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the spread with a layer of newspaper strips that I added to the background pages. I then spread modeling paste on parts of the spread through a stencil. When the page was dry, I applied gesso over it, and waited for this to dry… Continue reading All the Good Stuff

Doodle · Mixed media

Beautiful Smile, Wonderful Heart

Here's a pair of tags that I made recently - I cut out the tags from a lovely kraft paper backdrop that was present in a craft supplies packaging I'd received a while back. I first smooshed some acrylics over the paper, and let it dry. I followed this with some acrylics splatters, over which… Continue reading Beautiful Smile, Wonderful Heart

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

United We Stand

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - This spread is the result of my goal of using a gel plate as much as I could in this session. So I started off using a thin layer of acrylic paint that I transferred off the… Continue reading United We Stand

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

One of a Kind

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal of mine - I love using stencils to create backgrounds, especially with a gel plate, and that's what I did here as well, using both with acrylic paints. I then added some brushes of acrylics that I spread out by spritzing… Continue reading One of a Kind

Gel print · Mixed media

‘Thinking of You’ ATCs

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Top 5 at More Mixed Media challenge] Here's an ATC trio that I made recently - For the backgrounds of the ATCs, I started out with monoprinting, with acrylics, gel plates, and stencils. I'd recently rejuvenated my gel plates with oil, and was incredibly happy… Continue reading ‘Thinking of You’ ATCs

Art journal · Mixed media

We All Have a Story

[Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the background by applying modeling paste through a stencil, over which I added gesso. I then brushed some acrylics, followed by spritzing some water for the paint to move around and settle. I… Continue reading We All Have a Story

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

Focus

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at More Mixed Media challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - The background of this spread is a ghost print from a previous gel-printing session with acrylics and a stencil. It's one of those… Continue reading Focus

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

Sing Like There’s Nobody Listening

[Challenge win: Winner at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge] Here's an art journal spread of mine - I started out this spread by using the paint lifting technique with a stencil, which turned out to be a total failure. So instead, I pounced acrylics over a stencil instead, and then outlined them with a white… Continue reading Sing Like There’s Nobody Listening