On Saturday I started playing with watercolour in my small art journal. Just random markings and letting colours flow into each other. Then I thought I draw a face and do some blocking out, the hair would still show the pretty watercolour markings. The face just wouldn’t come together, I really tried hard soldiering on but it just wouldn’t work! Gesso and acrylic paint to the rescue!


Materials used: Daniel Smith watercolours, Liquitex gesso, Ceramcoat acrylic paints, stencils TCW310 and TCW455, Finnabair art basics modelling paste, black stabilo all, Corn flowers stamp by Balzer Designs, white Posca marker and Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pen in black

This is probably not my most favourite entry, but it isn’t that bad either. I like the texture and the colours, I like how the brightness of the colours is subdued due to using the black stabilo all. The paint was still wet when I applied texture paint through a stencil. When I picked up the stencil, I lifted some paint from the page also. Now some watercolour is peaking through here and there. First I was annoyed, now I quite like it 😉



And then… I got to do my last page in this particular journal – it is always bittersweet to do a last page. I am sad that I finished the journal but excited to start a new one. For this page I kept it really simple: some acrylic paint, some collage and some stamps.


Materials used: Ceramcoat acrylic paints, collage material, Maya Road Ornate Vintage Butterfly stamps, Kaisercraft Close Up stamps.

Since I spilled some black ink recently and also because I have done so with all other art journal covers, I decorated the cover. Love how bright it is, with the strong contrast between the yellow, orange, turquoise and black. I always write on the spine of the cover from when the art journal is.


Materials used: Liquitex gesso, Ceramcoat acrylic paint, Kaisercraft stencil Lattice,Stencilgirl stencil I received when I participated in the Art is You 2 years ago and Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens in black

This post is called on my desk – now these you won’t find on my desk anymore, nor under the desk or on the second office chair: stencils! They were everywhere and I really had to file them away, they were driving me crazy. You know *whisper*, some were from when I went to Byron Bay in May.. uhum…


What have you been working on this weekend? Have you been creative?