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

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 · Gel print · Mixed media

Flying Starts With a Dream

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the background of the spread with some gel printing--I used my gel plate for some plain coloring initially, then added in a stencil and white acrylic paint for a leafy gel-printed pattern. Over this, I used stamps--both bought and one that I hand-carved--with dye… Continue reading Flying Starts With a Dream

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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

It’s Your Day

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I again used a gel plate for this spread, but with better results when used for acrylics smooshes this time. After making the smooshes, I used stencils and acrylics, both with the gel plate and without (where… Continue reading It’s Your Day

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 · Mixed media

Birdie Friends

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I made the background on pages with leftovers from a previous art journaling session. I added quick brushes of acrylics first, which I followed with pouncing more acrylics over a single stencil that I moved around. Over… Continue reading Birdie Friends

Art journal · Mixed media

Beauty

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the spread with a background, by pouncing acrylics over a stencil. I also used a bit of stamping using dye inks over this, and added some quick acrylics brush strokes. For the focal image, I used a die over multiple layers of paper. I… Continue reading Beauty

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

Small Things, Big Differences

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Favorite at Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge] It's Inspiration Station time again! (This is where my sister and I throw themes at each other for inspiration, and make art.) It's been a while since our previous post, but I'm glad we're still on. This time's… Continue reading Small Things, Big Differences

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

Mini Journal Wrap Up

Happy New Year! I hope your year has started well, and will only keep getting better. I managed to fill up my mini journal--a tiny 6x6 sq. cm (~ 2.5x2.5 sq. in) book-- by the end of last year, and arting in it has been positively wonderful. I usually ready a set number of sheets… Continue reading Mini Journal Wrap Up