Art journal · 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

Art journal · Mixed media

Inktober 2021 Doodles (and Bookbinding)

I've been doodling every day this month, inspired by Inktober. I made a small, square, soft-bound book specifically for this activity, and have been enjoying drawing Zentangle-inspired doodles in it. I used plain kettle stitch to assemble the signatures, and adhered pattern paper to form the front and back covers. I use gel pens for… Continue reading Inktober 2021 Doodles (and Bookbinding)

Art journal · Mixed media

Magical Day

[Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Extra challenge][Challenge win: Top-5 at More Mixed Media challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started this spread with a coating of Gesso, over which I used a stencil with modeling paste for some texture. I used acrylics and spritzed water… Continue reading Magical Day

Art journal · Mixed media

Lost in Memories

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at STAMPlorations Summer challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread that I made - This spread was the result of another fix-up session. I started out by brushing gesso over my spread, and trying for a background… Continue reading Lost in Memories

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Ta Ta For Now

[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 - There was already a bit of background on the pages from gel print negatives of previous sessions, for which I'd used stencils over acrylics on a gel plate. Over this… Continue reading Ta Ta For Now

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Focus

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at More Mixed Media challenge] 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… Continue reading Focus

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

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 · 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