Art journal · Mixed media

XOXO

Here's a recent art journal page of mine - In my handmade art journal, I'd included a tea-dyed textured paper sheet as well, and for this art journaling session, I used one of those pages. I started the session by spreading acrylics on a gel plate and smooshing the page onto it. I then ran… Continue reading XOXO

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Art journal · Mixed media

Faces – 1

When it comes to using faces in my art journaling, I enjoy making abstract, distorted ones since they only need to roughly conform to the semantics of a human face. The proportions can be off, the lines can be haphazard, the coloring can be wacky--it still reminds me of a face, and it renders quickly… Continue reading Faces – 1

Art journal · Doodle · Gel print · Mixed media

Inktober 2022 Doodles

We moved house recently, and in the ensuing madness, it was hard to keep up with my usual creative therapy of art journaling. I mostly stuck to doodling during this transition period, since it does not require a lot of supplies--and it helped maintain my sanity. 🙂 We're settling down now, and in between the… Continue reading Inktober 2022 Doodles

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

Inspiration Comes From Within

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal page of mine - I made this on kraft paper. After a couple of attempts at making art on kraft paper, I've found that it is a completely different experience than using plain uncolored paper. I like it! 🙂 I first… Continue reading Inspiration Comes From Within

Art journal · Mixed media

Different Perspective

[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 - I started this page with a background of dye ink smooshes, over which I used stamps with more dye ink. I then used a gel plate with metallic acrylics to… Continue reading Different Perspective

Art journal · Mixed media

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. [Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Highlighted at Use Your Stuff… Continue reading Glimpses of Life

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

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