Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Art Journal Playtime w/ LauraMixedMedia - Live in the Moment

It's no secret by now that the seasons effect my color mood. Summer is in full swing now, so I am feeling the bright, warm colors. 

This spread started out as an exploration of a color palette - purple, deep blue, green, and turquoise- and evolved as I went along. 

This may come as a surprise, but I do not always know what I am doing when I am creating. Sometimes I have a plan - I know what I want to do, I do it, and it comes out relatively similar to what I thought in my head. But most of the time, I am just winging it! 

This spread is an example of one of those times. I had colors in my head I wanted to play with, but the rest was just experimentation. 

As things kind of got a little out of hand, I was grateful for the gesso to tone everything down a little bit. Even though I was feeling the bright, there was just a LOT happening and the gesso helped me keep in in check. 

I hope you enjoy this spread, and feel inspired to play around in your art journal!


Strathmore Mixed Media Journal 8.5 x 5in
Collage Papers 
UHU Glue Stick
Liquitex Basics Gesso 
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic - Turquoise, Fuchsia, Eggplant, Marine, Blushing,
Golden Fluid Acrylic - Green Gold
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic - Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold
Golden Matte Acrylic - Payne's Grey
Stabilo All Pencil - Black 
Tim Holtz Chip Quote
Cheese Cloth
Liquitex Heavy Gel Medium
Dina Wakley Media Gloss Spray - Ancient

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