Watch the process: Intuitive mixed media art journal page

If you’ve been around for any length of time, you know that I love art journaling. It’s my calling, my passion, the thing that gives me life. You’d probably also know that my favorite way of creating is intuitively. I rarely have a plan when I start to create…no image of a finished painting in mind. Instead, I just jump in and see what happens.

This lets me get into the flow with adding paint, making marks, and dripping inks, and helps me to simply enjoy the process. Most often, I can switch my inner critic off and just go into the zone, when time loses meaning and the painting almost creates itself. And that, I think, is the most fun part of this process: to see how the main image almost draws itself. I see the hint of an outline within the layers of the page, and simply start building on it. Minimal drawing skills required — honestly!

Watch the process

Don’t believe me? Let me show you how easy it is!

Supply list

I used acrylic paints, inks, a dip pen, and inkense pencils. You don’t need to run out and buy any fancy supplies — use what you have and have some fun! But in case you’re curious about what I used, here’s a supply list.

White gesso

Acrylic paints:

  • Apple Barrel: Bright red (not available in India – Liquitex Acrylic Ink in Pyrolle Red is a good substitute)

Liquitex Acrylic Ink – White

Derwent Inktense pencils

Dip pen

Mechanical pencil or any pointy object to etch into wet paint

And here’s the finished painting!

Isn’t she lovely?

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