Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Post 193: Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Be Original

Hi Friends :)

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Art Journal Page titled Be Original. I tried something new for me here, made a separate A4 sized journal page instead of directly journalling in my art journal. This is because it is getting really thick and stamping isn't possible on it anymore. So I decided to journal on separate pages and create A4 size spreads which I will file together into my hand-made journal once I have a few pages ready. 

To create texture and dimension I have used an mdf cutout (circles), gesso, modelling paste, mini beads, glitter, done embossing and distressed the edges of the paper. There are multiple layers of color on the page. I did background stamping on the A4 sheet with rubber dance stamps and then added modelling paste through a stencil, then colored the design with dark blue zig markers. The edges of the A4 sheet were painted and darkened with zig markers and gelatos. In the main panel, I used a brayer to add colors with acrylic paints and then with 2 stencils, added modelling paste, then stamped in the background and the flowers and dragonfly on watercolor paper, these images were colored with gelatos, then fussy cut. The mdf cutout was embossed and then the fussy cut images were added. More color was added with zig markers to create depth. Then seeds beeds and glitter were added to certain areas and some white splatter was created. Further, the "be" sentiment was written with white acrylic paint and the rest are stickers which were stuck down. The sentiment reads, "BE original, inspire, discover, create" Then the panel was distressed and torn in some places and adhered to the A4 size sheet. 

List of Supplies:

Stencils and Stamping:
Rubber Dance Stamps- Textured Flowers, Textured Spring and Beautiful Bugs
Artplorations Stencil- Retro Circles
Winnie & Walter Stencil- Harleen Creative Screenings 

Camlin Artist's Acrylic Paints
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Camlin Brush Pens
Prima White Gesso
Prima Modelling Paste
Faber Castell- Gelatos 

Seed Beads
MDF cutout- Circles

For Embossing:
Wow Primary Lagoon Embossing powder 
Ranger's Distress Powder- Dried Marigold
Versamark Watermark Inkpad
Ranger's Heat Tool 

Other Supplies:
Cardstock 300 gsm 
Snippets of Canson watercolor paper for stamping 
Aqua Brush
Tim Holtz Idealogy Stickers- Chit Chat
Fine Point Black Sharpie Pen
Paint Brushes 
Tombow Mono Multi Glue 
Palette knives

Here are a few pictures of the art journal page:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Rubber Dance Blog- June Colour Challenge (I've used rubber dance stamps here and was inspired by the colors in the moodboard)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Touchy Feely (I've added a lot of texture here)
Stamplorations June Mixed Media Challenge (used 2 stencils here, 1 artploration retro circles stencil)

Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 285-286 (used snippets of watercolor paper to stamp the flowers and dragonfly)

Thanks for your time!
Love reading your precious comments :)
Stay Blessed. 


  1. I love your art journal page. Lovely texture that looks just like stained glass. What a great idea to do seperate pages to bind later. I completely understand about journals becoming too bulky. Looking forward to seeing more pages. :)

  2. Wonderful - it looks like it has a lot of dimension and depth! Looks like it was a lot of work putting this together, but who is counting the hours when having fun, right? Thank you so much for using our stamps and joining our colour challenge once more at Rubber Dance ♥
    Hope to see you again at our theme challenge that starts on the 15th :-)

  3. Fabulous journal page Preeti - it must have taken ages!

    Lovely to see you playing along in the Snippets Playground.


    Di xx

  4. This is gorgeous. So many wonderful details and the dragonfly is so beautiful. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

  5. I absolutely love this color palette!! This is a wonderful piece of art! So many textures and layers! Very well done!!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you again next week!
    x Zoey

  6. A fabulous journal page and wonderful colours too.

    Sue xx

  7. love the layers - thanks for sharing your wonderful project at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge