Saturday 31 March 2018

Post 417 : Mixed Media Art Journal Spread- Be You

Hi friends!!

Hope you are having a pleasant Saturday. Wishing a Happy Easter to all my friends who celebrate it.

Today, I'd like to share a Mixed Media Art Journal Spread- Be You. Yesterday, I finally had some time to play with some supplies. I tried out a new stencil, "cells" by Maremismallart. Its lovely & gives a great textured look.  I was inspired by a couple of challenges & wanted to play along after a long time. The More than Words Challenge is about the word "Comfortable" & for me, being comfortable means being yourself, being comfortable in your own skin & to just be your own self without any pretension or facade. Hence, I chose the title as "Be You" The color scheme here is also inspired by the MTW challenge. I used Lindy's color of the month, Hi Maintenance Magenta Shimmer Spray, for all the coloring. Also, added a little black, Screamin' Banshee Black Shimmer Spray, for contrast.  For priming the surface of the book pages, I used Prima's Heavy White Gesso, for texture I added Prima's Modelling paste through the cells stencil, also added black thread. Did background stamping with Archival inks & Ranger stamps. For the focal element & layering, I used bits & pieces from my stash, Tim Holtz chit chat stickers, pattern papers, burlap, a few sequins, die cuts, fabric flowers, threads, twine & a bit of crochet lace my mom made. In the end, distressed the edges of the pages & created ink splatter. 

Here are some photos of the Art Journal Spread:

I am linking this to the following challenges:

PS: Please join us in the Welcome Spring Swap where 12 crafters from all over the world have shared their artworks & there are 18 awesome prizes in our blog hop :)

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay blessed!


  1. I just love the backgrounds you create Preeti ! Lots of elements but still does not look bulky !I totally loved these journal spread , hope you get more "me" time to play :)

  2. Gorgeous journal pages! Colors are just stunning! All the best from MTW! :)

  3. A wonderful journal spread and such striking colour contrasts! A wealth of fabulous textures and gorgeous details.
    Thank you for joining in with our March challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Good luck x

  4. Just gorgeous! I love your interpretation...a very important message for everyone. Gorgeous colours, textures and layers. Thanks for playing along at More Than Words.

  5. Preeti, this page is awesome! Love it to pieces dear! Thank you fr playing along on More Than WOrds! Big hugs, Asia

  6. So very pretty! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  7. This is absolutely stunning Preety !! Love your take with for this challenge !! Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words! hugss !!