Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

Look Within Yourself

[Challenge win: Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent, quick art journal spread of mine - I made this spread on pages that I'd used tea to dye, which gives them a brownish tinge. I started out with some gel plate fun. I used acrylics with a stencil to fill up the… Continue reading Look Within Yourself

Mixed media

Flowery Tags

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create Challenge][Challenge win: Top 5 at Arty Divas Challenge][Challenge win: Favorite at Use Your Stuff Challenge][Challenge win: Rising Star at A Place To Start Challenge][Challenge win: Top Sprout at A Place To Start Challenge] Here's a tag trio that I made recently - I made these tags with… Continue reading Flowery Tags

Doodle · Mixed media

Dabbling in Doodling

Late last year, I was looking for mandala inspirations since I wanted to redo a mandala-ish creation from a long time ago to better resemble a mandala, symmetry and all. During my search, I came across the concept of Zentangle. While I like the structure and symmetry that is naturally a part of drawing mandalas,… Continue reading Dabbling in Doodling

Mixed media

Have a Happy Day

[Challenge win: Top 5 Design at Arty Divas challenge] Today, I'm happy and excited to be a guest designer for the June challenge at 613 Avenue Create! As always, the challenge is anything goes, with an optional twist of Let It All Hang Out--and that includes hanging components like tags, door hangers, and charms. Chana,… Continue reading Have a Happy Day

Art journal · Doodle · Mixed media

All the Good Stuff

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the spread with a layer of newspaper strips that I added to the background pages. I then spread modeling paste on parts of the spread through a stencil. When the page was dry, I applied gesso over it, and waited for this to dry… Continue reading All the Good Stuff

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

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 · Gel print · Mixed media

One of a Kind

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal of mine - I love using stencils to create backgrounds, especially with a gel plate, and that's what I did here as well, using both with acrylic paints. I then added some brushes of acrylics that I spread out by spritzing… Continue reading One of a Kind

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

Gel print · Mixed media

‘Thinking of You’ ATCs

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Top 5 at More Mixed Media challenge] Here's an ATC trio that I made recently - For the backgrounds of the ATCs, I started out with monoprinting, with acrylics, gel plates, and stencils. I'd recently rejuvenated my gel plates with oil, and was incredibly happy… Continue reading ‘Thinking of You’ ATCs