Sunday, June 11, 2017

Intuitive Mixed Media Art Journal @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}

Hello friends! Welcome to the 100th Sunday Stencil project at STAMPlorations. Today I bring you my project that was made without plan and just go with the flow. I must say that many of my artwork has no actual plans. I just create and let my hands play with watercolors and will only stop when the brain steps in to decide a stop or continue.

For this art journal, I did it within an hour time frame while chatting with my girls. No full concentration on the artwork; hands working, mouth talking and the mind mingle ; hence intuitive.
 The background didn't use a lot of process; only clear gesso spread  and air dry followed by stenciling using texture paste through Layered Petals ARTplorations stencils and let dry and continue chatting away with girls {lol}.
 I started dropping some light brown watercolors from the top part and spritz water to let it flow. When dried, I brush off light gesso near the stenciled pattern and blend both gesso and watercolors lightly for natural look.
 Next I used Happy Flowers ARTplorations stencil to create some flower patterns by dabbing red and pink watercolor paints using sponge over the stencil.
 Using Happy Flowers ARTplorations stencil once again, this time I create some embossed flower patterns with texture paste over the stencil. I decided to go for subtle colors so leave them as is without coloring except highlighting the edges with tan watercolor pencil and water brush. The butterfly was stamped on drawing paper and cut out for coloring before I glue it down.
Lastly I adhered strips of quotes and giving the edges a black tone to highlight them. I love quotes very much and this one is just so cool.
I hope you like my simple and minimalist mixed media project this time.
I would love to see your no-plan-just-fun project too. Why not link it up at STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge before time is up at the end of this month. Just remember No Cards entry please but others and must use any stencil/s.
That's it for today. I look forward to pay you visit when I can.
Till then. have a pleasant week.

Hugs and smiles,


  1. Simple to you, but stunning to me.

  2. Beautiful pages! The stencilling looks so delicate and the colours that you used have such a lovely softness to them 😀. Have a great week! J 😊


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