Monday, 20 March 2017

Post 125: Spring Themed Art Journal Pages- Life is Beautiful

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share an art journal spread. I was experimenting and playing with supplies and really wanted to use the packaging net from apples to give texture to the pages, so this is the spring themed project I ended up with which is basically about celebrating life.  

Synopsis of the process:

Since this is an old diary which I use as an art journal, I usually glue 2 pages together to make the pages more sturdy and then apply white gesso on them. Then in this case, I adhered the packaging net with the gesso (which also acts as a good glue). Next, applied some colored texture paste through a leaf design stencil (colored the texture paste by mixing it with green color spray), after that stamped some flowers on scraps of cardstock, then colored them with distress crayons and zig markers and fussy cut them. Then colored the page with ink sprays and used sprays of water to create movement. Next, adhered the flowers with mono multi liquid glue. Then did some background stamping to create more texture and tie all the elements together. Then did some doodling with camlin markers, finally added the sentiments (spring to life and life is beautiful) from stickers and a delicate yellow fabric butterfly and created some white splashes with watered down white gesso. 

List of Supplies:

1. Stamplorations stamps- big bloom factory
2. So suzy cling stamps- clematis doodle
3. Mudra stamps- hexa 
4. Ranger's Archival Jet black inkpad
5. Acrylic block
6. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (pack of 12)
7. Camlin Brush pens (pack of 6)
8. Aqua brush- small, medium
9. Little Birdie Color Splash Sprays- Lime splash, lemon zing, ocean mist 
10. Camlin White Gesso 
11. Paint brushes
12. Water spray bottle 
13. Leaf stencil
14. Distress crayons set 1
15. Tim Holtz Chit chat stickers
16. Epoxy stickers 
17. Tombow mono multi glue 
18. Fabric butterfly 
19. Mont Marte- Texture paste
20. Palette knives 

Here are a few pictures of the pages :--

I am playing along with the following challenges:

More than words March Main Challenge  (the word beautiful is there in the title "life is beautiful" and there is a butterfly on the page)

Scrapping4funchallenges #86 (I have recycled the packaging net from apples to create texture on the pages)

PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like. 

I'd also encourage you to have a look at the youtube channels of some of the artists I love watching, who have inspired me to explore mixed media: Gabrielle Pollacco and Marta L. 

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


  1. Aww...another amazing art journal spread...Lovely texture..after seeing so many pages fingers are really getting itchy to make some...

  2. What a wonderful journal layout! I thought it was so clever to use the apple netting as a textural element here and think it looks really great. I also like the message and how you focused on finding the positive. This turned out beautifully and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  3. What a fabulous page! I adore the texture you've created. I'm so glad you could join us at More Than Words.

  4. Fabulous art journalling Preeti. I LOVE all the flowers & textures. So glad you could play along with us again at More Than Words challenge.

  5. This is a gorgeous art journal page Pretti, thank you for playing again with us at More than words!

  6. Gorgeous spread!!! Thanks for joining us over at Rubber Dance and STAMPlorations. Hugs Susanne.

  7. Stunning pages, love that you use the Apple package net. It really gift it a lovely texture. Great work
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  8. Beautiful journal page. Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

    Meena S4F DT

  9. Beautiful art journal!!! Thanks for joining us at More Than Words!

  10. Wow, this is amazing and a great job!
    Lia, DT S4F

  11. Wow.. thanks for the procedure..beautiful journal page.. loved it

  12. Beautiful textured layers and love that fresh green color on page, make me happy!!
    Thank you Preeti for joining us at Rubber Dance challenge this month,again :)

  13. Wonderful journal pages! Love all the colors and textures! Thanks for the taste of spring! All the best from MTW! :)

  14. Another beautiful art journal spread! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  15. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge this time and good luck :)

  16. Hi,
    Beautiful work, great colors and digi is sensational.
    Thank you for participating in the Scrapping4funChallenge challenge
    Agnieszka DT

  17. Another fab journal page, love the inclusion of the netting.
    Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations. :)

  18. Stunning journal spread! Love how you've used the packaging net, I must remeber that next time I buy fruits! Thank you for joining our Spring challenge at Rubber Dance ♥ We start a colour challenge today, come have a look! :)

  19. Nice page. Thank you for joining at More than words!

  20. Beautiful pages Preeti, love the spring colours. Thanks for joining us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge (again) this time and apologies for being late with my comments. Carol DT x