Art journal · Mixed media

Great Things | Art Journal

I made an art journal spread recently with all the shiny things to buoy my mood. I used my gel plate for some parts of the spread, but not for monoprinting - I started by gesso-ing the page, and added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I dabbed acrylics around the textures, and… Continue reading Great Things | 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

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Journal-Cover Inspired | Mixed Media Tag

It's Inspiration Station time! (Inspiration Station is where my sis and I throw themes at each other for our respective creative sessions.) It was my turn to choose a theme, and I zeroed in on journal covers, mostly made using polymer clay and sometimes other mixed media. Here's a compilation of various journal covers that… Continue reading Journal-Cover Inspired | Mixed Media Tag

Art journal · Mixed media

Time Flies | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] [Challenge win: Top 5 at Arty Divas challenge] Time flies... Or rather, I wish it did. This year seems to be progressing a bit too slowly for my liking. However, time does fly at least when I'm immersed in crafty pursuits! So here's another art journal… Continue reading Time Flies | Art Journal

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Nature is Glorious | Inspiration Station

It's Inspiration Station time! (It's where my sister or I come up with a theme, which we use as inspiration for our individual creative sessions.) The theme from my sister for this latest round is the picture below - I was inspired by the colors in the picture, and the abundant flora and fauna present… Continue reading Nature is Glorious | Inspiration Station

Art journal · Mixed media

Be You | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top 5 at More Mixed Media challenge]I've been drawing and coloring more in my art journal spreads lately, and it's interesting to observe colors play with one another, and how one medium affects another. For the background of this spread, I mainly used the paint lifting technique and acrylics pouncing. The acrylics are… Continue reading Be You | Art Journal

Earrings · Jewelry

Burnt Metal Earrings | Inspiration Station

It's Inspiration Station time! (This is where my sis and I work on our respective creative projects based on themes that we think of.) It was my turn this time to come up with a theme, and I chose a modified version of a picture that I'd clicked of my sister's alcohol ink experiments. All… Continue reading Burnt Metal Earrings | Inspiration Station

Beads · Earrings · Jewelry

Be Free Earrings | We’re All Ears

My recent artistic inclinations are towards art journaling, so it's a different sort of creative high when I make the occasional jewelry. 🙂 And what better to motivate me to work on some earrings than the We're All Ears challenge! Erin's prompt for April is based on our current reality - since most of us… Continue reading Be Free Earrings | We’re All Ears

Art journal · Mixed media

Art Joins Hearts | Art Journal

A recent art journal spread of mine. I started on this when one of the ATCs that I was working on just vanished - just vanished! - from my work bench. I debated between starting another set of ATCs and starting a new art journal spread. The art journal spread won, and I'm happy with… Continue reading Art Joins Hearts | Art Journal