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 · Gel print · Mixed media

You Are Enough

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Designer spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge] Looks like I can't have enough of this message these days. 🙂 Here's a recent art journal page of mine that reflects the sentiment - I started this spread by making a ghost print using my gel… Continue reading You Are Enough

Art journal · Mixed media

All Good Things

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I made this spread on a page made of wax paper--I'd used various materials for the pages of this art journal, and I've been loving working on all of them. I started off by brushing acrylics on the page. I then adhered lots and lots of… Continue reading All Good Things

Mixed media

Let’s Party

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] I'm delighted to be in the designer spotlight on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge again! That means every Monday throughout this month, I get to share creative space with the Monday Challenge design team. How awesome is that! This week, the challenge is: Stamp It. As… Continue reading Let’s Party

Doodle · Mixed media

A Dash of Doodles

Here are some Zentangle-inspired doodles that I made a while back - I started adding borders to my pages to ease storage and maintenance of the pages. 🙂 I used gel pens for drawing, and watercolors and oil-based pencils for shading. I usually stick to monochrome doodles, but sometimes, I like to use multiple colors,… Continue reading A Dash of Doodles

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