Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Focus

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 rare times when ghost printing turns out well - I don't know if it's the weather here, but the paint remnants usually don't… Continue reading Focus

Art journal · Gel printing · 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

Art journal · Mixed media

Memories of Incredible Moments

[Challenge win: Top 5 at More Mixed Media challenge] 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… 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