Saturday 18 November 2017

Post 334: Mixed Media Art Journal Page- Just be Happy

Hi friends!

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Art Journal Page- "Just be Happy". This is part of my DT work for Bob n Betty, all the details can be found here

Synopsis of the Process:

-Applied clear gesso to prep the decoupage sheet, then did watercoloring with Gansai Tambi watercolors.
-Did background stamping and stenciling with archival ink.
-Added the embellishments and textural elements including the stamped and colored butterfly, heat embossed flourish chipboards, gauze, gems and pearls.
-Stamped the title "Just be Happy" and did additional background stamping.
-Added Tim Holtz stickers as secondary sentiments, "Be your beautiful self", "Use your wings" and "Focus on the good".
-Added details with a white gel pen and white acrylic paint.
-Deckled the edges of the sheet and adhered it to an A4 black cardstock
-Created white and black splatter in the end.

List of Supplies:

Prima's Clear Gesso
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
White Acrylic Paint
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
Bob n Betty's Decoupage Paper- Glam Craft Collection
Rubber Dance Stamps-Butterfly Trio
Dylusions Cling Stamps- Inbetweenies
Dylusions Cling Stamps- Basic Backgrounds
Visible Image Stamps- Tomorrow Doesn't Exist
Tim Holtz Idealogy Stickers
Half Pearls
White and Black Cardstock
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Tacky Glue
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Ranger's round blending tool and foams
Flourish Chipboards
Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad
Chevron Pattern Stencil
Wow Embossing Powder- Earth Tone Pomegranate

Here is a photo of the Art Journal Page:

Here are some close-up photos:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Butterfly Challenge#89- Used purple hues in the stamped butterfly and chevron pattern stencil in the background
Rubber Dance November Theme Challenge- was inspired by "Who's that Girl" A movie featuring one of my favorite singers Madonna and even the lady on my page looks a lot like Madonna
Creative Embellishments November Challenge (was inspired by the lady and butterflies in the photo, have included flourish also)


  1. WOW-Amazing project , beautifully orchestrated! Thanks for sharing with us at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

  2. Wowswers! This is absolutely breath taking. I love it!Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog for our November Anything Goes challenge.
    DT Lynda x

  3. A beautiful journal page. You've created fabulous depth, textures and interest to the wonderful paper.
    Thank you for joining in with our November challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  4. What a fabulous creation, I love all the detail. Good luck in the Butterfly Challenge.
    Liz - Guest Designer xx

  5. Absolutely fabulous.I love everything on your journal page. Thankyou for fluttering into the garden for this challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. What a remarkable piece of art! I'm so impressed with the skillful way that you combined all of those visual elements. The texture is beautiful and I'm amazed at how dimensional that beautiful face is. She looks like she is emerging right out of that background! I also like how you included some non-traditional elements with your beauty/happiness theme like spiders! Great work and a very clever piece. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. Amazing mixed media project! Love your AJ page!!!

  8. A,love your canvas..beautifully created.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

  9. I love your project especially the way you used chippies to mimic curls. Thanks for joining our Creative Embellishments challenge.

  10. ok, this is amazing! just so many beautiful details to look at!!! thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenges!

  11. oooh what a beautiful project, so rich in colors, perfect for our Creative Embellishments November challenge. Thanks for playing along and good luck.

  12. LOVE it - beautiful project thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments!

  13. This blows me away! Thank you for using our stamps on your amazing spread! You are so talented! Your pages are just beautiful. Thank you for playing along in the Rubber Dance November Theme challenge. xx Susanne.

  14. This is beautiful! Love your journal page and loved the way you used the flourish chipboard!Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month, Good Luck. Rupa.

  15. This page is totally stunning Preeti!!! What an iconic superstar she was!
    Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Rubber Dance.
    Dot x

  16. wow, such a wonderful Art Journal page - love the the depth and dimension - thanks for joining us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

  17. Wow, this is amazing. So vibrant, dimensional and so many beautiful detail. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

  18. I love the butterflies. The spider was interesting and added some thematic contrast. Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge.