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

Mixed media

Mechanics of a Dream

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a mixed media tag I made recently - I used parts of packaging cardboard for the tag. I made a tag hole using a punch. I then used a circular tag diecut for the eyelet, which I stuck to the background. I added a coat… Continue reading Mechanics of a Dream

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

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

Back into the Wilderness

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I made this spread to de-stress, and didn't put much thought into it before, or during, the creative process. I still like how it's turned out, though. I started the spread by applying gesso onto the paper, and then pounced acrylics over a trees stencil in… Continue reading Back into the Wilderness

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