Art journal · Mixed media

Believe in You

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started this spread by applying gesso over the pages, followed by modeling paste through a stencil. I applied acrylics and spritzed water over them to make the paint lightly pool around the textured areas. I then followed it up with some stamping using dye inks.… Continue reading Believe in You

Art journal · Mixed media

Magical Day

[Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Extra challenge][Challenge win: Top-5 at More Mixed Media challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started this spread with a coating of Gesso, over which I used a stencil with modeling paste for some texture. I used acrylics and spritzed water… Continue reading Magical Day

Art journal · Mixed media

Lost in Memories

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at STAMPlorations Summer challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread that I made - This spread was the result of another fix-up session. I started out by brushing gesso over my spread, and trying for a background… Continue reading Lost in Memories

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Ta Ta For Now

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - There was already a bit of background on the pages from gel print negatives of previous sessions, for which I'd used stencils over acrylics on a gel plate. Over this… Continue reading Ta Ta For Now

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Focus

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at More Mixed Media challenge] 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… 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