Art Journal #23 – Random quotes

Today I share a page which I started months ago. I guess we all have a project which you start and then leave half way, only to get back to it weeks or months later. I drew the image some time in the last week of November and never completed it. It was just on the…

Art Journal #22 – Fly high

This page is inspired by Simon says stamp blog’s Monday Challenge ‘Trio-tastic’. After splashing some colours on a textured surface, the 3 butterfy dies and some background stamping and doodling completed the layout. Below are some photographs for close ups! Before painting the background, I used a stencil from The Crafters Workshop® and heavy gesso…

Art Journal #21 – Autumn Leaves

It has been almost a month since I got my hands on my craft tools. I have moved from Tennessee to New Jersey and my art and craft stuff were all stacked in boxes and left in the moving company’s trailer. It remained there for 3 weeks until now. My hands itched to make something and…

Art Journal #20 – Hakuna Matata

Today’s layout is pretty self explanatory. Acrylics for the background, stenciled the stars with texture paste and used white gel pen for the quote. Apart from the clock stamp from Kaisercraft®, no alphabet stamps were used…all hand written. Gave a black border with my Sharpie® and some white dots for a starry sky look! Now, for…

Art Journal #19 – Think Pink!

I am not much of a ‘pink’ person, so no page naturally turns out pink unless I make a conscious attempt. I painted the sketchbook pages a bright pink by mixing crimson red and white acrylic paints. Used the The Crafters Workshop® stencil TCW554 for the butterfly and an old sentiment stamp for the tiny flower. Coloured…

Art Journal #18 – Carpe Diem

This is one crazy page which I started off without any plan in mind. I had no clue of the theme, color scheme or even the quote I would use. I began by sticking tiny squares of pattern paper in a alternate, step-like pattern. The squares in between were painted yellow and the rest of the…

Art Journal #17 – Everyday things

Today’s post is a journal page I did way back in july when I had a lot of green leaves fall in the apartment’s parking lot. I love these wonderfully shaped leaves and wanted to preserve them in the form of a journal layout. Painted the page a light blue using acrylic colours. Did a lot…

Art Journal #16 – Warehouse of my soul

This is another layout inspired from one of my sister’s poems titled ‘Warehouse of my soul’. I used acrylic paints to created the swirl like pattern gradually transforming from black on the outside to blue, and a mix of yellow and green towards the center. After having completed the background, I drew the rest of…

Art Journal #15 – Ancestry

When I got the Gothic Tim Holtz® stencil, it reminded me of the wall paper pattern common  during the Victorian era. Not giving it much thought, I painted the pages a lemon yellow using acrylic colors and stenciled the pattern using 3 shades of Distress inks in a random manner. It looked pretty but I did not have…

Art Journal #14 – My favorite movie!

Made this layout on seeing the Simon says stamp Monday challenge topic for this week which is ‘At the movies’. Disney Pixar movie Ratatouille has been my all time favorite. It combines everything I love, animation, good food and all the inspiration on how to look at life! In my Moleskine® sketchbook, I first painted…

Art journal #13 – Super Power

I’m back from a 4 day road trip. Had lots of fun and clicked a gazillion photographs..now in the process of sorting them out and sharing the good ones..mostly on Instagram. I felt grateful for the magic that was camera…it helps us freeze time and keep it not just for us, but for generations to come. I…

Road trip!

It is the Labor day weekend and my husband and I have decided to go on a short road trip covering parts of Kentucky, West Virginia and North Carolina. Looking forward to the drive and hoping to get inspired! Oh wait, the very thought of the trip helped me with this 😜 All water colours and…