March Art Journal: Spring Evening

Hello everyone… I start creating art journal since January and my goal is to learn new mixed media technique or try it every month. I am so thankful for those who share tutorials on YouTube 😀

So today, I am back today with the March Art Journal. I am inspired by Spring and lately the evenings have been wonderful here where we live 🙂

First, I created the night background with some Blue, Purple, Yellow, Turquoise/Teal and Pink acrylic paints plus some Black Soot Distress Ink. Once the background was done, I added some white splatters with white acrylic paint and brush.

One thing I learn when creating this background is that using baby wipe is better way to blend the Distress Ink on top of the acrylic paint. I tried to use my finger but it did not give me even blended background. And since the distress ink react with any kind of liquid, I would suggest to seal it before you add other medium on it.

HLS March Mixed Media Challenge

Next, I added the clouds on the page with my new Clouds ARTplorations Stencil from STAMPlorations and some Ranger Texture Paste using my palette knife. I like how the clouds show the colors from the background when they dried. It is actually something new I found out, too, with using the texture paste. But I think it create the night clouds as I image 😀

HLS March Mixed Media Challenge

And for the flowers I created them with some old book pages and stamp set I used is Blossom Stamp Set from Precious Remembrance Shop.

First I stamped the images on the old book pages with Ranger Archival Ink Pad. Then I fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors.

I added them on the page with some gel medium and let them dried well. You can always speed up the drying process with craft heater, that’s what I did only because I cannot wait.. LOL 😀

Then, the fun part is to color the flowers with Distress Crayons. I used the red, pink, yellow, orange and green from the set 1 and set 7. Just scribble a little bit on the image, and blend with finger. The colors are easily blended with the gel medium already covered the flowers.

HLS March Mixed Media Challenge

That’s my March Art Journal. It is simple and I had fun time mixing mediums on this page 🙂 I hope you all will like it and will try to create something beautiful inspired by Spring flowers and colors around you.

THANK YOU for visiting me and have a fabulous day!


I play along at:

Simon Says: Create Your Own Background 

February Art Journal: Beautiful

Hello everyone… I start creating art journal since past January. Yes… I am a newbie in this art journal journey 🙂 SO MANY to learn and to explore. Just thankful for YouTube tutorials where I have been learning some technique and tips from experts!

Before I decided to jump into art journaling, I actually have been watching lots of videos and inspired by lots of mixed media artists and friends. I already got a mixed media book for some other projects, but then I tried to create a page last month and totally enjoyed the process. So… I think will continue create a page a month as a start for this newbie 🙂

Today I would love to share with you my February Art Journal:

February Art Journal: Beautiful

It is February, so I have the heart and candy heart colors in my mind when I created this page.

I added some extra texture with stencils and texture page on the Color Burst watercolored background.

Next, I added some torn papers from the Color Blooms coloring book using gel medium. Then I painted the heart with Gelatos and doodled some heart outlines on it with PITT artist pen. I added the shadow with Stamper’s Big Brush pens and PITT artist brush pen, too.

I finished it with the stamped sentiment and stamping randomly on the page.

Here’s the fill list of the supplies I use today:

  • Canson XL Mixed Media Book
  • STAMPlorations Bold Sentiment stamp set and Mixed Media Grunge stamp set
  • Crisscrossed ARTplorarions stencil and Droplets ARTplorations stencil
  • Color Blooms – Coloring Book by Shery Russ
  • Ken Oliver Crafts – Caribbean Color Bursts
  • Design Memory Crafts Gelatos and Stamper’s Big Brush Pens
  • Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens and Brush Pens
  • Dina Wakley White Gelato and Gel Medium
  • Ranger Texture Paste and Black Archival Ink Pad

And I am joining these mixed media challenges today:

HLS February Mixed Media Challenge

STAMPlorations February Mixed Media Challenge

Never Ending – Anything Goes Challenge

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #33 – Sweet Inspirations

Simon Says: Young At Heart

Thanks a lot for visiting me today! Hope you all have a fabulous day!

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!

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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! 😀

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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CASEPlorarions January Challenge