Mixed media · Art journal

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. As always, here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started this spread… Continue reading Glimpses of Life

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

Look Within Yourself

[Challenge win: Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent, quick art journal spread of mine - I made this spread on pages that I'd used tea to dye, which gives them a brownish tinge. I started out with some gel plate fun. I used acrylics with a stencil to fill up the… Continue reading Look Within Yourself

Mixed media

Flowery Tags

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create Challenge][Challenge win: Top 5 at Arty Divas Challenge][Challenge win: Favorite at Use Your Stuff Challenge][Challenge win: Rising Star at A Place To Start Challenge][Challenge win: Top Sprout at A Place To Start Challenge] Here's a tag trio that I made recently - I made these tags with… Continue reading Flowery Tags

Art journal · Mixed media

Speak Your Truth

[Challenge win: Winner at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I made this spread on kraft paper. I started out by using a gel plate to make some acrylics background using stencils. I followed that with acrylics drips, then more acrylics pounced through a stencil. To this,… Continue reading Speak Your Truth

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 · Doodle · Mixed media

All the Good Stuff

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the spread with a layer of newspaper strips that I added to the background pages. I then spread modeling paste on parts of the spread through a stencil. When the page was dry, I applied gesso over it, and waited for this to dry… Continue reading All the Good Stuff

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

Doodle · Mixed media

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