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 · 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

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

Art journal · Mixed media

Birdie Friends

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I made the background on pages with leftovers from a previous art journaling session. I added quick brushes of acrylics first, which I followed with pouncing more acrylics over a single stencil that I moved around. Over… Continue reading Birdie Friends

Art journal · Doodle · Gel print · Mixed media

Mini Journal Wrap Up

Happy New Year! I hope your year has started well, and will only keep getting better. I managed to fill up my mini journal--a tiny 6x6 sq. cm (~ 2.5x2.5 sq. in) book-- by the end of last year, and arting in it has been positively wonderful. I usually ready a set number of sheets… Continue reading Mini Journal Wrap Up

Art journal · Doodle · Mixed media

Inktober 2021 Doodles

Continuing my Zentangle-inspired doodles for Inktober from my previous update, I now have a mini-book filled with fun shapes! I continued to use gel pens for the initial drawings, and for the shading, color pencils coupled with a blending tool, and watercolor pencils with a water brush pen. Along the way, I discovered that some… Continue reading Inktober 2021 Doodles

Art journal · Mixed media

We All Have a Story

[Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the background by applying modeling paste through a stencil, over which I added gesso. I then brushed some acrylics, followed by spritzing some water for the paint to move around and settle. I… Continue reading We All Have a Story