Monday, June 27, 2022

Spring Rolls

Hello and Happy Monday!  I hope your weekend was wonderful and you had the opportunity to have some fun.  This weekend I had a chance to play in my Art Journal.  I've created a page featuring some quirky images from Studio Light Art by Marlene. 

I prefer to cut a panel of watercolor card and create the page outside my journal; once complete, I then adhere the panel inside the journal.  The journal pages are thick watercolor paper also and can handle water, paint, etc. but I prefer this way of creating my pages.

To start the background, I adhered a piece of Collage Paper from Art by Marlene.  The paper is blue so I had that much of the background ready to go.  I stamped images, words and did a bit of stenciling with texture paste and brushed watered down pink acrylic paint over the panel.

Washi Tape was added as a place to "ground" the images.  I've added splatters with white and black acrylic paint.  The images were arranged on the panel and picked up with Press and Seal Plastic Wrap.  This is a great way to pick up images once you have them arranged the way you want.

Using Matte Gel Medium, I've adhered the images and went over the entire panel with the gel medium.  I needed the panel to become non-porus so I could do some highlighting with my Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens. 

Once the gel medium was completely dry (it must dry completely or the tips of the markers will be ruined), I highlighted around the images and touched up the colored areas that became a bit subdued with the matte medium.  

Lastly, I've adhered the sentiment strips, which are from the Art by Marlene Sticky Quotes Sticker Pad.  I absolutely love the sentiment and when paired with this Curvy Lady (who resembles me in my swimsuit although I don't have the courage to wear a 2 piece), it puts a huge smile on my face...and that's what Art Journaling is about for me...having fun, experimenting with techniques and letting the creativity flow.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


**Challenges Entered:
SSS Mon Challenge Movie:  Barb & Star Go to Vista del Mar



  1. Oh how I love that sentiment - a gorgeous page Donna :)

  2. Oh my, this is so funny, love the sentiment, and something we all think about going into the summer bathing suits. And love your YouNique background, busy and fun... love it. Fun Spring card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  3. This stamp and this sentiment are just perfect together. Love this so much. Wonderful background as well. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  4. This is fabulous Donna, such fun! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lost Coast Designs. Take care and have a lovely day, Sue xx

  5. A fun colourful and fabulous journal page. Thanks for taking part again in my So Girly challenge at Allsorts. Lynn x

  6. Donna, what a great journal page you've created! The sentiment is too funny (and too close to being true for a LOT of us)!! Great use of color and different media that draws the eye and lets us discover some delicious new detail with every glance. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Double Trouble for our "YouNique Background" challenge!!! -Donna

  7. Great fun journal page - so humorous and so much fantastic art detail - really made me smile! Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts for our "So Girly" challenge this week.
    Pauline xx

  8. Oh my goodnes lol!!! That sentiment is so funny! Fabulous and fun journal page with so many fun elements. Thanks for entering this at Double trouble! :)

  9. So cute! Thank you for joining us on Stay Crafty with a blog named hero!

  10. Such a fabulous page!! Funny and beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with the Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero Challenge.


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