Artistcellar Blog

Imagine. Create. Enjoy.

Hi Artistcellar friends,

Today I was inspired by several art challenges that are about finishing your sketchbook - or simply, finishing the spread.

I showed you single page art journal pages before, and sometime they don’t just ‘seem enough’ by themselves. They ask for a companion.

Here is the left hand side of a single page - I ‘wiped’ my brush out on the left, so there are already some marks on the paper that mirror the right hand page.

I looked through my stash and found some collage pieces that would go with the bird motive from the right side. I glued the collage pieces down with matte medium.

Now I’m bringing my Labyrinth Series stencils out again and using the Anasazi stencil, I add some yellow labyrinth over the collage pieces.

I use my Acrylic Ink to add some drips to the whole page.

Finding another bird, I add it to the page.

and finally, to combine the 2 pages into a spread, I add some of the pink/purple I use on the right side, to the background. And finally added some handwritten text.

And there it is … Dream a Little Dream … and Listen to the Birds spread.

Do you have pages that ask to be made into spreads?

See you next time,


Greetings, Everyone!

This week I am still thinking in rainbows, as my research into the seven main chakras continues.

I recently purchased the latest book by Elle Luna called, Your Story is Your Power: Free Your Feminine Voice. It is a much needed book, reminding me about how patriarchy impacts my life.

Here’s what the cover looks like:

And in the first pages, I saw this, and gasped!

I fell in love with this rainbow labyrinth and was inspired to reach for the Artistcellar Labyrinth Series stencils.

Here’s what I used:

Here’s what I made:

Using the Artistcellar Labyrinth: Chartres Stencil

And I tried it again using the Prang watercolor:

Here’s what I made using the Artistcellar Labyrinth: Crete stencil.

Here’s what I made using the Artistcellar Labyrinth: Anasazi stencil.

Here’s what I learned:

I could’ve been more careful, as to not let the watercolor seep underneath the stencil, and that makes for cleaner edges.

The Mermaid Markers were easier to use, as they were not as wet as watercolor, water, and a paintbrush.

In closing:

May you enjoy creating some rainbow art this week, or sometime soon!

Plus, I encourage you to take a look at Elle Luna’s new book!

All of my best,

Briana of