Monday, 4 September 2017

Post 257: Art Journal Page 1 (Abstract with watercoloring)

Hi Friends :)

I'd like to share an Art Journal Page I made recently. This was made for a Guest Design Post over at the Craftreat Blog showcasing their beautiful stencils, you can check out all the projects here.

I was really missing art journalling, making some projects for myself and just playing with watercolors without fear of form and style restrictions. So I watched a few of Maremismallart videos, Marta always inspires me when I'm feeling low :) if you have not checked out her youtube channel, please do, its wonderful and very inspirational. 

So I just created some organic backgrounds with watercolors by spritzing with water and letting the color go where it wanted to then added stencil designs with distress inks and some circles with bottle caps. The sentiment is stamped. I matted it onto a black base to give a more finished look and lend strength to the page. I wanted to go for flat pages which I could bind together later on because my current journal is quite full and bulky, so this seemed like an easier way to work and create. I love the geometrical designs in the page, it is the abstract look I was going for. 

List of Supplies:
Craftreat Stencils-  Washi Tape, Aztec Borders, 2 Step Lattice Flower
Visible Image Stamp- Tomorrow Doesn't Exist
Gansai Tambi Watercolor
Distress Oxide Inkpad- Broken China
Distress Inkpads- Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers and Black Soot
Ranger's Round Blending Tool and foams
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad

Here are a couple of close up photos of the page:

Here is a full photo of the page:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

2. MMW #20- End of Summer (I was inspired by the blues and yellows in the moodboard)
4. SSS Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
5. HLS September Watercolor Challenge (Spritzed with water to get the drips)

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


  1. Fabulous! Great patterns and colours
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge
    Jools x

  2. Hi Preeti, I just love your organic watercolor background contrasted by those geometric forms - what a fabulous page! Thanks for playing with us again at Stampotique!

  3. Preeti this is fab, the watercolour background is brilliant and I love the sentiment.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  4. This is absolutely stunning! I'm so impressed with all of those yummy color splotches and drips in the background. They create a lovely sense of movement and energy. And then to pair that with bolder angles and colors was nothing short of brilliant! This is unique and totally original and I love the sentiment as well. Thank you for sharing such a breathtaking piece of art with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. I love your watercolour effect Preeti, the black really makes it stand out. Thanks for taking part in the Stampotique challenge. Gemma xoxo

  6. Your page is brilliant. I love blue and green together and your watercolour background is awesome. Love all the bold stamps you've used too! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  7. Wow brilliant! Your background is really awesome!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)

    xx Arwen