Thursday, 30 April 2020

Be a Dreamer - Mixed Media Journal Spread.

Hey guys
Today I have a new art journal spread to share with you all. I made this for Lindy's Gang April 2020 challenge keeping the challenge moodboard in mind. I call this page Be a Dreamer...and I think we all want to dream a healthy life on the other side of this door....atleast thats what I want to see on the other side

I started with priming my page with white gesso and used old book pages and washi tapes to create my background. To add more texture and layers, I added crackle paste in a few places and also stencilled using pink tinted modelling paste. To add more interest, I used purples and bold pinks and added some paint brush strokes. 
To create more layers, I added stamping in various places using Jet Black and Smoke Grey Archival inks and also inked my edges. Then, I built my focal point from the center fold of the page....I used a pretty door from Life Stories by Mintay along with with some other elements from the same collection. I added some diecuts using Fantasy dies, butterflies, flowers and cheesecloth to create more interest. Finished it all with splatters and Tim Holtz motivational stickers.

Here are some closeup can see all the intricate details like cheesecloth, splatters, washi tapes, stamping, stencilling, laces and more. I felt very happy looking at this page but I broke my camera and had to take the pics using my mobile phone....I did my best but the spread in real is much better to look at.

I am putting this up at the 
  1. Lindy's April Challenge - Moodboard.- Lindy's Gang Magical shakers -  Polka PurpleAlpine Ice Rose, Time Travel TealAutumn Maple Crimson and Guten Tag Teal.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Mixed Media Art Journal Cover - Dreamer of Dreams

Hello guys
I hope you are all safe at home...I am safe at home as well. I try to make art and shift my focus into more positive things beacuse I was getting kinda mopey. Anyhow....what would usually cheer me up is new craft supplies and I have a lot of my supplies stuck in transit as the courier and postal services are suspended. I waiting to see my new stencils and waxes and Fluid acrylics by Finnabair specially....well then the wait seems to be never ending.

So today, I am sharing Mixed media Art Journal Cover today with you all. I was inspired by April Art Recipe at Finnabair I wish I had the new stencils and Fluid acrylics. Last time I did a art journal cover, I made it for myself and I tried to take inspiration from the Spring season...this time around I am inspired by Winters and Night skies.

I also made a small book mark to go along with this journal....looks so pretty together....
Here I am sharing a few images of my gorgeous journal also with a small clip to see it upclose.
The focal element is a delicate chipboard clock dial with a stunning moon in the center made from the Finnabair mould -Stars and Moon. I also made and used a crescent moon and stars to create this pretty starry night.....I am in love with how it looks.

I used amazing sprays and shakers from Lindy's Stamp Gang and varnished it all to seal the colors in. All the mixed media Stencil,textures and mediums are from Finnabair and the pretty chipboard clock dial and roman numerals are from The Expressions Craft.

I am putting this up at the following blog challenges:
  1. Finnabair : April art Recipe 2020 The Art Recipe has a few options for colors and elements to choose from and I choose stencils and moulds and used crocus and gold as my challenge colors. 
  2. Lindy's April Challenge - Moodboard.-Lindy's Gang Startburst squirts -Polite People Purple,  Lindy's Gang Magical shakers -  Polka Purple, Magnolia Magenta Gold, Lindy's Gang Sprays - Cotton Candy Pink, Frenchy's Pink Pouf and Tiffany Lou Blue.
  3. Welove2create Blogspot Challenge #4 - Anything goes
  4. Creative Artiste Mixed media Challenge #59 - Anything Goes
Thank you for stopping by...Hugs.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Humanity will Win - Art Journal spread

Hello guys
I hope you all are safe....please be safe and keep your loved ones safe and please be at HOME!
Its been rough and my day starts with worry and ends with these times one finds it extremely difficult to be positive and happy. COVID -19 has killed more people than the WW2 and the toll just keeping going higher each day. My husband is on an oil rig...and he is asked to stay where he is till the rules of lockdown are most of the time..I am just worried about him and spend most of days just watching news and doing housework. I am sure a lot of you are experiencing similar feeling...worrying for the safely of our loved ones and our world.
 After many days...yesterday I saw the new Lindy's challenge and the moodboard made me want to do an art journal page. The colors were happy and I started with the happy and lively and before I knew it...I was again gripped with fear and news of more deaths and cases in India and the world...and this is what I drew.
 I must say the time I finished my spread...I felt much better and I made my self believe that the doctors and nurses and all the others risking their lives out there....will save us all. I want to believe this and I am sure this pandemic will soon end and we will have a vaccine and treatment available.
That cheered me up a little and to add insult to the injury we will do...I wrote this letter to the virus. As soon as I wrote it...I felt so much better and positive and now I am confident we will win this war...and Humanity will prevail.

Here is my art journal page and I dedicate it to all the people battling out there for us...specially the medical fraternity. I pray for their safely and If you like my page...I want you to join in and pray for the Safety of all these brave people battling for us.
Supplies used
  1. Black Sharpie marker
  2. Finnabair Heavy White gesso , Soft Gloss Gel Medium and Heavy Black Gesso.
  3. Lindy's Gang Startburst squirts - Hockey Pockey Black, Loonie Toonie Teal
  4. Lindy's Gang Magical shakers - Autumn Maple CrimsonPolka Purple
  5. Lindy's Gang Sprays - Cotton Candy Pink, Frenchy's Pink Pouf.
  6. Tim Holtz Big Chat Stickers.
I am adding this to the Lindy's April Challenge - Moodboard.