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 · Mixed media

Birdie Wishes

[Challenge win: Winner at STAMPlorations Stencil challenge] Here's a recent cheery art journal spread of mine - I made this spread on a background of acrylics pounced over a stencil. As it sometimes turns out, I had other ideas for this background, but it ended up as it did, and I have no qualms about… Continue reading Birdie Wishes

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Butterflies, Moths, and Adventure

I made a mini art journal spread recently. I go to my pocket-sized handmade mini journal when my creative juices aren't flowing freely, and working on a small area which already has a background created on it is much easier than staring blankly at a larger page. I'd created the background using stencils and a… Continue reading Butterflies, Moths, and Adventure

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 printing · Mixed media

Whimsical Cat

[Challenge win: Top 5 at More Mixed Media challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the spread with a background from a different session - gel print negatives from acrylics and different stencils. I added to the stenciled shapes by doodling around them with a fineliner, a Posca marker, and… Continue reading Whimsical Cat

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

Fly

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started this spread with a quick pouncing of acrylic paint over a stencil. I followed this with more acrylics and a different stencil, this time using the paint lifting technique. I think I just wanted to use random stencils, so I ended up just playing… Continue reading Fly

Art journal · Gel printing

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

Art journal · Mixed media

Little Things

[Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge] I'm delighted to be a guest designer at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge today! Lozzy, the host of this challenge, creates beautiful digi-papers, and I used one of her earlier digi-paper sets, Dream Chic, for my art journal spread. I tore the digi-paper almost along… Continue reading Little Things