Saturday, 25 February 2017

Art Journal Page: Embrace Imperfection & Treasure Life Together

Hi Friends!!

I'm so glad you have taken the time to visit me here, thanks a lot :)
I wanted to share with you an art journal page I made. 
I had black and white striped paper from a stamping experiment, some fabric tape left over from a project and many tags from a new technique I tried i.e., nail polish marbling technique, so I wanted to use all these pieces in one project and this journal page is what came out of it.  Thanks to Rahmat for sharing a video on nail polish marbling, do give it a go, its super fun to try!  :)

I think sometimes in life we forget the important things and waste our time and effort on being or looking perfect. Instead I feel it is really important to spend quality time with people we really care about, accept the flaws in ourselves and others and live life with love and kindness. The sentiment I've included is inspired from the need to accept ourselves and our partners for who and what they are and revel in the joy of togetherness :) 

Synopsis of the process :

I applied camlin white gesso on an old diary page. After that I did some random stamping of a maple leaf stamp from the Winnie & Walter- A tree for all seasons stamp set with ranger's jet black archival ink. Then I created layers with the marbled tags, some chevron design pink fabric tape, some scraps of striped papers, all these papers were layered and adhered using Tombow Multi Glue. Some butterflies were stamped from the Kaisercraft butterflies stamp set with archival jet black ink and colored with zig markers and an aqua brush. The background maple leaves were colored with zig markers and an aqua brush to add depth, the edges of the papers were also darkened to give definition to them.  Tim Holtz chit chat stickers were used for the sentiment, glossy accents was added on top of these stickers to give shine and added interest. Some slanting lines were drawn on the project using a black sharpie. Some silver sequins were added for shimmer and bling :)

Supplies Used:

1. Winnie & Walter- A tree for all seasons clear stamp set
2. Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers
3. Tom Bow Multi Glue
4. Glossy Accents
5. Ranger's Archival Jet Black Inkpad
6. Acrylic Block
7. Black Sharpie marker
8. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (pacl of 12)
9. Silver sequins
10. Aqua Brush
11. Camlin White Gesso
12. Chevron Fabric Tape
13. Tags with nail polish marbling done on them
14. Kaisercraft Butterflies clear stamp

Here are a few pictures of the page:

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Winnie & Walter 3rd Birthday Bash Celebrations:---

Off the page challenge with Keren (The bottom blue butterfly is off the page)

Sequin Challenge with Kate (There are silver sequins on the page)

Three Challenge with Shay (Three marbled tags have been used on the page)

Mood Board Challenge with Heather P. (was inspired by the bright pink colors, black and white stripes and the butterfly)

Pattern Making Challenge with Mayuri (I have used to maple leaf stamp from W & W to create the randomly stamped background)

The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia No. - Marble (I have used nail polish marbling in 3 tags on the page)

More than words- February 2017 Main Challenge- Together and ampersand ("together" and "&" both words are included in the sentiment)

Butterfly Challenge #73 (I have used glossy accents on the sentiment stickers and slate blue in the butterflies and some of the background maple leaves)

Mixed Media & Art February Challenge (I was inspired by the pinks, black and whites and stripes in the moodboard)


  1. Oh this is fabulous! So many gorgeous details to look at! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  2. I enjoy your journal pages, Preeti! Gorgeous! So many things to see here! I love the stamped leaves in different colours and of course those gorgeous butterflies! Nice work!

  3. Wowsers, such a fabuloous interpretation of our challenge. LOVE what you have done here. Thanks for playing along with us again at More Than Words challenge.

  4. What a pretty journal page, Preeti! I love the butterflies and fabric tape! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. Beautiful interpretation of the challenge, it's beautiful!!! Thanks for playing with us at More Than Words!

  6. This is a fantastic journaling page - 'Embrace Imperfections' - words to live by!

  7. Fabulous journal page! Love the bold content! All the best from MTW! :)

  8. Such a lot of detailing to take in on your journal page and the colours are all so cheerful. I love the pink stripes and the gorgeous butterflies. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge again. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Beautiful 💛 Thank you for joining us at More than Words.

  10. Wow a lot of work has gone into this layout. Thanks for playing along at Butterfly Challenge this fortnight.

  11. Beautiful journal page. I love it. Thank you for playing with us at morethanwords challenge.

  12. I love it, it is very unique and creative! Thank you for joining More Than Words challenge this month.

  13. Great work !! The background is absolutely beautiful !! Thank you for playing at More Than Words :)

  14. Amazing and creative!! Thank you so much for joining us at More Than Words!!!!

  15. The fabulous work! Thank you so much for joining us at Mixed Media & Art!

  16. Such a stunning page - so much detail! Thanks for spreading The Gossip on w&w's The Gossip Column!

  17. Awesome page... so much detailing <3... loved it so much

  18. What a fabulous page, I love the colors, the details and the butterflies ...
    Thank you very much for joining us in Mixed Media & Art !! :)