Sunday 2 April 2017

Post 136: Art Journal Pages: Dream On

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a mixed media art journal spread with you, titled "Dream On". The color scheme here is black, white with bits of blue :)

Synopsis of the process:

1. Applied white gesso to prep the pages then some washi tape to add patterns and texture.
2. Did background stamping with archival jet black ink
3. Added texture paste through a stencil at various places, after it dried colored the blocks with a black sharpie.
4. Did stamping on some snippets of cardstock, distressed the edges. 
5. Die cut the gears and tags from snippets of cardstock, then distressed them with black soot distress ink (gave a greyish look), colored them with a black gelato (blended with finger for a softer look) or black zig marker (for dark black look). 
6. Layered the elements and ephemera (corrugated cardstock snippets, gauze, clothes tags, tags, die cuts) and adhered them using Tombow glue. 
7. Used the black zig marker and an aqua brush to add color and depth. 
8. Inked the edges of the pages, doodled to create a border with a sharpie. 
9. In the end, created splatter with some watered down black paint and tied some threads to the tags.

List of Supplies:

1. Prima Cling Stamps- Dream On
2. Mudra Stamp- Go Confidently 
3. MFT cling stamp- burlap background
4. Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag Collection Framelits Die set
5. Sizzix Tim Holtz Gear Hear Thinlits Die set 
6. Ranger distress inkpad- black soot and round blending tool with foam
7. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
8. Ranger Archival Ink- jet black
9. Faber Castell Gelatos - Black
10. Aqua Brush
11. Prima Heavy Gesso 
12. Prima Modelling Paste
13. Art Anthology Stencil - blocked 
14. Black Sharpie Pen
15. Tim Holtz Distress tool
16. White Thread
17. Gauze 
18. Tombow Mono Multi Glue
19. Blue corrugated paper 
18. Clothes Tags
19. Snippets of Iris Cardstock for stamping and die cutting

Here are a few pictures of the art journal pages :


 I am playing along with the following challenges:

More than Words April Main Challenge (black, white and a little bit of blue has been used here)

Butterfly Challenge #75 - Repeat and night sky (I have used both themes- the word dream on, the gear die cuts, the stenciled block designs are all repeated, also black and blue have been used here to depict the night sky)

Simon Says Monday Challenge- Things with wings  (Butterflies have been used here)

Mixed Media & Art March Challenge (I was inspired by the black, white and blue colors in the moodboard) 

Pixie's Snippets Playground- Week 275- 276 (all the die cut elements including tags, gears as well as stamped images are on snippets of cardstock)

Stamplorations April Mixed Media Challenge (have used a block design stencil on this project)

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


  1. Awesome card!!!! Thanks for joining in the Dare 2B Artzy April Anything Goes Challenge! :)

  2. What a stunning Art Journal page! I wouldn't know where to start to create something like this. xx

  3. This art journal page is looking amazing...Love it to bits...You really work so much on mixed mexia that you create..

  4. What a creative art journal page. I love the texture! So glad you shared it on the Dare 2B Artzy challenge for April.

  5. wow beautiful art journal much gorgeous texture and detail...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  6. Wow, what a stunning journal layout! So much lovely detail too.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!


    Di xx

  7. This is a great journal page. I love all the detailing you have put into it. Thank you for fluttering by my challenge again. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Wow, this is just stunning! Very artsy
    and I love the gorgeous colors.

  9. Gorgeous journal pages, Preeti! Love all the beautiful texture and interesting images. The black & white & blue are very striking. Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge for April.

  10. Adoring this art journal so much Preeti. I love the heaps of layers and the colors are magnificent. Thanks so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations April Mixed Media Challenge :)
    Hugs and smiles,
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

  11. Beautiful Art Journal!!! Thanks for joining us at More Than Words!

  12. Such a beautiful journal... Love it.

  13. Wonderful spread! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place challenge!

  14. This is super gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  15. The spread is really gorgeous!! Loved each element of it! :)
    Suchi xx

  16. Wow wow wow lovely Thanks for your participation at Mixed Media Place Challenge!

  17. It's amazing work!Thanks a lot for playing with us Mixed Media & Art

  18. very beautiful! Thanks for the work from the blog "Mixed media & art" Russia

  19. Fantastic art spread, I love the grungy gears...thanks for joining us at MM&A!

  20. Fabulous take on our challenge! Love the composition! All the best from MTW! :)

  21. This is so cool! Thanks for sharing at MMP x

  22. Gorgeous art journal!!!!! Thanks a lot for playing with us at More Than Words!!!

  23. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the design and color palette. Thank you for joining us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge this month and good luck. We sure hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  24. great page :) I love this colors. Thank you for joining us at More Than Words!

  25. What an outstanding page!!! Your style is so gorgeous! Thank you for joining us over at STAMPlorations. xx Susanne.