Art journal · Mixed media

Faces – 1

When it comes to using faces in my art journaling, I enjoy making abstract, distorted ones since they only need to roughly conform to the semantics of a human face. The proportions can be off, the lines can be haphazard, the coloring can be wacky--it still reminds me of a face, and it renders quickly… Continue reading Faces – 1

Art journal · Doodle · Gel print · Mixed media

You Matter

Another Monday arrives, and brings with it my third week in the designer spotlight on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this month! This week, the challenge is: Sparkle and Shine. Sparkle and shine is not really my cup of tea. 🙂 I do own metallic acrylics, however, so I tried using them in an art… Continue reading You Matter

Art journal · Mixed media

Glimpses of Life

On this occasion of my 250th blog post over eight long years, I'd like to thank you for staying with me through my changes in hobbies! I hope to continue enjoying the pleasure of your company in the future too. [Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Highlighted at Use Your Stuff… Continue reading Glimpses of Life

Mixed media

Be Awesome

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] My sister and I are back with another round of Inspiration Station, where we have our respective creative sessions based on a common theme. This time, it was my turn to set a theme, and I came up with this tic-tac-toe board - I chose Recycled… Continue reading Be Awesome

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

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

Mixed media

Mixed Media Frame

I recently finished stitching a Halloween cross-stitch piece, and thought it'd be fun to make a Halloween-themed mixed media frame for it. The stitched area is pretty small--14cm x 21cm (approx. 5.5in x 8in) , so for the frame to not overwhelm the stitching, I kept the frame fairly narrow, and any ornamentation to a… Continue reading Mixed Media Frame

Mixed media

Mechanics of a Dream

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft challenge] Here's a mixed media tag I made recently - I used parts of packaging cardboard for the tag. I made a tag hole using a punch. I then used a circular tag diecut for the eyelet,… Continue reading Mechanics of a Dream

Mixed media

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

Art journal · Gel print

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