Art Journal: Explore, Create, Inspire, Art, and Imagine

Hello again everyone… Today I share 2 blog posts on mixed media The first one is a mixed media card that you can read all about it here. And this is my second post about a mixed media art journal page.

I have been watching some YouTube videos on art journal for beginner and challenged to start this new art journal adventure thjs year 🙂 This two amazing artists, Maremi SmallArt and Carolyn Dube inspire me to get started!


This is my first time creating an art journal page, a mixed media project larger than tag or card! Honestly it was very intimidating and I was so nervouse when I looked at my brand new Canson Mixed Media XL journal book. But then I reminded myself that I need to step out of my comfort zone to be able to learn something new. So I did. Stetching myself from “tag and card” size zone into “art journal” size zone! 😀


I prepped my page with some white gesso and spred it with my palette knife. Then I added the Merry Go Round stencil on my page and randomly I spread some the texture paste with palette knife on the page. Using my pre-heated craft heater, I dried the page.

Then I stamped the circles from Mixed Media Fun stamp set with Archival Black ink pad on the page randomly.

I added some of the light gree, dark gree, blue, light blue and teal gellatos on the top of the page, blended them with my finger, then sprayed them with some water, and let them dripped down the page to add more color to the page.


I ended up with some ink on my craft mat, so I grabbed couple of watercolor paper that I have pre-cut them and smooshed them in the ink. And set them aside to dry while working on the next step.

On my craft mat, I mixed some light blue gellato with texture paste, then I added it on the page with Crisscrossed stencil. I dried them with my craft heater.


Then I added some extra yellow and white using the Big Stamper brush pen and blended it with my finger on the page and the watercolored paper. I also added some line border on the watercolored paper.

I have some matching monoprints, stacked them together with the watercolored papers, added some lace ribbons, and I stapled them with my Mini Stapler, and added them on my paper with 3D foam tape and some liquid glass glue.

I stamped the words on stripes of white cardstock, cut them out, added some shadow with Big Stamper brush pen, and added on the page with liquid glass glue.

And here are the supply list I used to create my art journal page today:

  • Crisscrossed ARTplorations Stencil (STAMPlorations)
  • Merry Go Round ARTplorations Stencil (STAMPlorations)
  • Chevron Stencil Pair (Hero Arts)
  • Mixed Media Fun Stamp Set (Happy Little Stampers)
  • Ribbons and embellishments from my stash
  • Mini stapler (Close To My Heart)
  • Liquid Glass glue (Close To My Heart)
  • 3D foam tape (Scotch)
  • Gellatos (Faber Castell)
  • PITT Artist Big Stamper Brush Pens (Faber Castell)
  • PITT Artist Black Pens (Faber Castell)
  • Archival Ink Pad (Ranger)
  • Dina Wakley White Gesso (Ranger)
  • Texture Paste (Ranger)
  • Gelli Plate (Gelli Arts)
  • Acrylic paints (Plaid Crafts)
  • Canson Mixed Media XL journal book
  • Canson Watercolor paper 140 lbs.
  • Palette knife, baby wipes, paper towel & water

I am pretty happy with my result! It is what mixed media, you will get unexpected and surprised results. I always learn something new every time I work on mixed media.

Thank You so much for stopping by today and hope you all have fantastic day!

I am playing along at:

HLS Mixed Media January 2017 Challenge – Layers

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #32 – Put a Stencil on It

Simon Says: Start Afresh

Challenge 199: Card Resolutions

STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge

Hope In God’s Plan

Jeremiah 29:11-12

This year I am praying and asking God to teach me about hope. As a reminder for me when I sit to make a plan each day, I have this word of God at front page of my planner album of the month of January.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the LORD. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.” (Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

This is the true that there is hope in God’s plan for His people who loves him wholehearteadly.

There is hope when we seek His face wholeheartedly.

There is hope of restoration and healing in our lives when we find Him.

There is hope because God knows for sure what plans He has for each of us. They are good plans and not disaster, plans that will give us future and hope. But this does not mean that our days will be all smooth and good all the time.

Yes, there will be some difficult days in 2016 but there is hope in those days that God is in control and has plans for us to go through those hard days. He will make sure His plan will success and won’t fail. In those days, count it as joy like James reminded us in his book, that those are tests for our faith to grow and endure (James 1:2-4).

When God is in our day and we are in His word, we will experience His presence and recieve what He has store for us to live every single day.

God is hope. And only in His plans we’ll find hope.

I hope you find Him and the hope He has for you today. God bless you!



I did lots of splatters using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to create the background. Then when it’s dry, I used Flutters and Splatters stencil with Gold Stamper’s Big Brush Pen for the butterflies. Then I wrote the Bible verse using Faber Caster PITT Pens and I added some sparkles on them using the clear glitter glue amd white gel pen. I finished it with some gold polkadots washi tape from My Mind’s Eye and 3D white-gold snow stickers I got from Walmart.

This is messy page but I took time to make it, soak in the Word and just love the moment.


Today’s Link Ups:

Today’s Challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #217

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes #217

STAMPloration - January Mixed Media Challenge

STAMPloration – January Mixed Media Challenge


CASEPlorarions January Challenge