Art journal · Mixed media

Have Fun | Art Journal

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 sessions to diecut some shapes, which I used for branches and leaves. I adhered them onto the background, and… Continue reading Have Fun | 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 · Gel printing · Mixed media

Undefeated | Art Journal

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I first tried the focal image on a different piece of paper, inspired by a Creative Jumpstart lesson. I didn't manage to get the technique (on the dress and the headdress) right, but there's always next time. 😉 So I just left the dress be, and… Continue reading Undefeated | 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

Ganesha | Art Journal

Last weekend was Ganesha Chaturthi (the birthday of Lord Ganesha), and while we offered prayers and made festival food, I also got into the mood of making some related art as well. So I ended up with a textured art journal spread with Ganesha as the focal figure. Once again, I started with a page… Continue reading Ganesha | Art Journal

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

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Cheer, Mirth, Gaiety | ATC

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at Southern Girls challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge]I'm excited and honored to be a guest designer at Arty Divas today! You could even say I'm doubly excited since this is my first guest designer gig ever. 🙂 Thank you, Zowie and… Continue reading Cheer, Mirth, Gaiety | ATC

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Fly Little Bird | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner / future guest designer at Arty Divas challenge]It's fun to impose mini challenges on yourself once in a while. These days, I'm attempting to use a single stencil as much as possible for a given spread, and it's amazing to me that ideas occur… Continue reading Fly Little Bird | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Embrace the Fuzziness | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top 5 at More Mixed Media challenge]The vagueness surrounding us during these unprecedented times was making me go through pretty unhelpful emotions. I made this art journal spread recently about embracing all the vague, fuzzy, not-sure-what-you're-doing stuff as just being part of current life - I cannot avoid it but I can choose… Continue reading Embrace the Fuzziness | Art Journal