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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mixed Media Mayhem - Tribal Patterns

I enjoyed watching JournalArtista, http://www.journalartista.com/, Paula Phillips, work through her journal pages.  I was particularly inspired by her video,  Art Journaling Fast Forward 3 Bright Collage at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laO36tC_24Q#t=144.
I followed her example by spreading a blue acrylic with the credit card palette knife and stamping number 9 over a gessoed background. For papers to collage I looked through my Gelli stash and found some beautiful multi layered deli papers.  Then I went in a new direction.  Stamping on the Gelli papers gave me translucent images of tribal masks to cut and glue with gel medium, stenciling with Stazon insured vine images would adhere to the background. My clip art collection of West African images provided the round graphic which I printed on transparency.


  1. These are delightful! Particularly enjoy the description of how you did them.

  2. Gorgeous journal pages with the tribal patterns! Thanks for sharing your process Linda!