Hi Friends!

Happy Friday!  I got some late night journalling done last night and so I have a page to share with you today.

Today’s Art . . .

This page was inspired by one of the lessons in the Virtual Art Summit (free access till June 23 if you are interested).  The lesson was by Carissa Gan and it was to make a watercolour abstract piece.  I did start off with watercolour, but in my journal instead.  Because of the watercolour, it was required to tape off the edges around the paper or in this case, around my page, so I ended up with two abstract pieces, one on each side of the journal page.  I chose this lesson to start off because I had been thinking about abstract art.  I’ve been trying to catch up with the show Billions, and in season 5 there were some episodes involving an abstract artist, very Jackson Pollock, lots of huge canvases and splattery paint and light-filled studios.  It was refreshing to see someone who (at first) was not motivated by money, as practically everyone else in the show is lol.  Anyway the storyline didn’t go as I hoped it would but I did get to see lots of art and that was in my mind when I saw this lesson.  It would be fantastic to be able to throw paint around on such large canvases, even if the result was terrible, it would just be so much fun!

Here’s a look at the page before I removed all the masking tape this morning…

As you can see I am again using Miss Lily’s sunbathing spot and she was not happy as the sun was just starting to hit the table and she wanted me moved!

On the page above – book page numbers 36 and 151 are circled.  Below I tried to capture the shine on the thick gold acrylic in the middle of the page.

On the page below, the page number 283 is circled.


This page works for the current theme of ART SUPPLIES for More Than Words and I am also linking this page to this month’s theme of NUMBERS hosted by Matilde over on Art Journal Journey as my page contains page numbers from the book I used for my found words.  And since there is so much mixed media on the page, I am also linking to Creative Artiste, all challenge details at the end of the post.

Let me know what you think in the comments.  As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
handmade journal, watercolour paper, watercolour paints, acrylic ink, fresco chalk paint, stabilo-all, black pencil, black pen, gold acrylic, neolcolor IIs, collage (prescription paper), book paper, glue,


More Than Words
– June Challenge – ART SUPPLIES and don’t forget you have the chance to win some fabulous digital art supplies from @ArtStacksDesigns!

Art Journal Journey – June Challenge  – Numbers
Creative Artiste – June Challenge – Challenge #94





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June 29, 2023 5:17 pm

A fabulous journal page. Wonderful colour blends and great details.
Thank you for joining in with our June challenge “Anything Mixed Media Goes” at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

June 13, 2023 11:22 pm

Wow, this looks fabulous and I really love the finishing touches you added- it really perfect for Matilde’s AJJ theme, hugs, Chrisx

June 13, 2023 5:26 pm

I saw it on Instagram and I’m still impressed ? Very beautiful page!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
June 13, 2023 1:14 pm

I was here earlier this week, but got delayed by finding that summit. I wish I hadn’t followed the link because I ended up watching several of the videos instead of visiting people I want to visit. Although I haven’t watched this particular video, I like what you created. Thanks for sharing it at AJJ using Matilde’s theme.

June 11, 2023 2:28 pm

Wow! I really love this arty spread Elle. It’s beautiful ?

June 11, 2023 8:59 am

the idea is fabulous and imaginative, i especially like the combi colors.
Your journal page with number is wonderful!!!
Happy sunday, hug Elke

Erika N
June 10, 2023 12:05 pm

What a cool 2 page spread Elle. Like you, I’ve been playing around with a bit of abstract art. It’s a tough transition for me though. But you’ve really hit the nail on the head with this piece. It is perfect for Matilde’s challenge too. I hope my catch up chores finally coming home don’t keep me out of my workplace since it’s a rainy and wet day-perfect for art-or a nap! Smile. Have a lovely weekend, and thank you for linking up to AJJ. Hugs-Erika

Valerie - Jael
June 10, 2023 7:08 am

Fabulous, colourful and very inspiring art! Glad you are enjoying your course. Thanks so much for linking to Mathilde’s challenge at AJJ, much appreciated. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie ?

Peppylady (Dora)
June 10, 2023 4:07 am

I really like the effect of your journal page.
Coffee is on, and stay safe.

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