Friday, October 11, 2013

Color, texture and quotes, oh my...

Busy week in my art journal...

Sticky drywall tape went over top of a partially prepped page.  Swirled red acrylic ink over tape and watched helped it drip in all directions.  Once the red ink was dry, ART was written with the dropper from Prussian blue acrylic ink. 

ART saves

To the opposite page, I added the image of an open heart from Gray's Anatomy, 1977 edition, and more ink drops.

full spread

This crisp, beautiful mandala was made with a stencil, molding paste and a palette knife.  Beside it, you may see the gesso texturing which was highlighted by colorful pan pastels.  Layering color and texture make an art journal page more dynamic.


stenciled mandala 

Here's an artsy shot of mandala and molding paste together.  Great stuff, that molding paste and I've only just begun to experiment with it.  FUN!

Thinking I want to paint this mandala BLACK...

What do you think, should I go for it?!

Molding paste

"Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful."

-Hazrat Inayat Khan

typewritten quote

I'd added so much texture and patterning to this page, that the quote was lost. But a bit of gesso AND more Prussian blue acrylic ink "framing" put this great quote in the spotlight.

full page view

I typed several quotes onto ledger paper, and this one made its way onto tag #456.  I aged it all with Distress ink(vintage photo) and glued it down with a glue stick :)

Please do NOT feed the FEARS.

Tag 456

It's a funny thing, this art journaling 1st I resisted it, then once I tried it, I was hooked. 

Not because I can make pretty pages or try cool techniques, but because it's powerful, healing THERAPY!  

I discover, uncover or recover something about myself EVERY time I work in my art journal(s) and that to me is PRICELESS.

Find what feeds your soul my friends AND go do it, you WON'T be sorry!!!



  1. Oh sweetie these are awesome! You've come so far, remember when I was like you 2nd fan besides your Mom? lol. I love the mandala, but I love it the color it is! hugs sista!

  2. I love your fears tag so much that I pinned it on not one, but two of my Pinterest boards.

  3. Great work, Queenie. So awesome! And I like the mandala the color it is too!

  4. oH WOW:: EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK- I like this all... amazing!

  5. Wow, and this is my talented, beautiful daughter, how proud can one mother be. I too vote for the mandala (?) to stay the color it is. It is peaceful. That's my take on it. You inspire me precious one.

  6. love your pages - the art one is super and your tag is a great sentiment

  7. I'd love to see your mandala in black! Maybe you need two of them. One in the current color and one in black. Beautiful journal pages!

  8. Love the drippiness and the bright colours. And the tag about not feeding fears is what all we artists need to remember :)


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