Art journal · Mixed media

Have Fun | Art Journal

An art journal spread that I made recently - I brushed the background with acrylics, then stamped using acrylic paints - I really like the watercolor-like effect this produces. I then used scrap paper from previous sessions to diecut some shapes, which I used for branches and leaves. I adhered them onto the background, and… Continue reading Have Fun | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Be You | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge] A recent art journal spread of mine - As is becoming common these days, I started this spread on a non-empty page. I'd added 'leftovers' here in a previous session with my gel plate and acrylics, and it's both a relief and a challenge when… Continue reading Be You | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

A New Day | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top-5 at More Mixed Media challenge] Here's an art journal spread I made recently - I used the paint lifting technique with a single stencil and multiple acrylic colors for the background. Over this, I colored in a sun using watercolors. I then employed some light stamping with dye inks. I also added… Continue reading A New Day | Art Journal

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Undefeated | Art Journal

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I first tried the focal image on a different piece of paper, inspired by a Creative Jumpstart lesson. I didn't manage to get the technique (on the dress and the headdress) right, but there's always next time. 😉 So I just left the dress be, and… Continue reading Undefeated | Art Journal

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Celebrate | Mixed Media Tag

I made this mixed media tag recently - I applied clear gesso on a brown tag, and added some texture using modeling paste - a bit with stencils, and a bit directly using a palette knife. I stamped over this using black acrylic paints. I love how this produces an effect very much like using… Continue reading Celebrate | Mixed Media Tag

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Ganesha | Art Journal

Last weekend was Ganesha Chaturthi (the birthday of Lord Ganesha), and while we offered prayers and made festival food, I also got into the mood of making some related art as well. So I ended up with a textured art journal spread with Ganesha as the focal figure. Once again, I started with a page… Continue reading Ganesha | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Time Flies | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] [Challenge win: Top 5 at Arty Divas challenge] Time flies... Or rather, I wish it did. This year seems to be progressing a bit too slowly for my liking. However, time does fly at least when I'm immersed in crafty pursuits! So here's another art journal… Continue reading Time Flies | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Feel Beautiful | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Honorable mention at Arty Divas challenge]An art journal spread I made recently - For the background of this spread, I used mainly acrylics with stencils, using the paint lifting technique. I also used acrylics at the edges of the spread, and over the background to… Continue reading Feel Beautiful | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Be You | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top 5 at More Mixed Media challenge]I've been drawing and coloring more in my art journal spreads lately, and it's interesting to observe colors play with one another, and how one medium affects another. For the background of this spread, I mainly used the paint lifting technique and acrylics pouncing. The acrylics are… Continue reading Be You | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Art Joins Hearts | Art Journal

A recent art journal spread of mine. I started on this when one of the ATCs that I was working on just vanished - just vanished! - from my work bench. I debated between starting another set of ATCs and starting a new art journal spread. The art journal spread won, and I'm happy with… Continue reading Art Joins Hearts | Art Journal