Jenine’s Mindful Art Guest Project: The Walls You Build



Hi everyone, today I’m sharing another project with you using the Gel Press Prints that I created a while ago, I told you about the products I used during the printing process in last weeks blog post, I will only recap them here briefly.




Step 1:

In general, during the printing process I used the following materials:

I used a large size Gel Press Plate, a Speedball soft brayer, thicker but smooth paper to pull my prints and regular printer paper to roll my brayer of on. Of course I also used acrylic paint and stencils/stamps.

I used the following colours of acrylic paints: Ara Titanium Buff Light, Gelli Arts Snowbound, Freshwater, Kiwi and Mixed Berries and Americana DecoArt Marigold, Petal Pink, Peacock Teal and Light Cinnamon.

Stencils I used: Jenine’s Mindful Art “Floral Mandala’s” and “MASKJMA05”.

The stamp I used: Jenine’s Mindful Art: JMA-NA-STAMP21.

A sprayer bottle cap to create the rounded shapes and some bubble wrap plastic.


Today I used several of the prints that I created, you can see parts of the stencils that I used on the prints.


From one print I cut pages in the size of my JMA Slimline Art Journal, and on some of the other prints I stamped the images from the new JMA “Rose Elements” (JMA-ES-STAMP138) stamp set using black ink and I heat embossed directly afterwards using clear embossing powder.


I also transferred a face drawing (that I created back in 2018) onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using graphite paper and I traced the lines that I would need with a black Spectrum Noir ArtLiner pen (you need a fine liner pen that is waterproof).



Step 2:

I coloured the face using my my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and a water-brush. I used the following colours: Peach, Spice, Tulip, Rose Red, Crimson, Terracotta, Chestnut, Chocolate, Bud Green, Ocean Green and Azure Blue. After the colouring is done and dry I add back in some highlights using a white gel pen, I fussy cut the face drawing and edged the edges using the large brush nib from the Memento Dual Marker.



Step 3:

I gave the flower and leave image some extra shape and definition using my Derwent Inktense Blocks / Paint Pan Travel sets in combination with water and a brush. I used the colours: Turquoise, Ion. Green, Racing Green, Apple Green and Chili Red. I also added in highlights using a white gel pen and I fussy cut the images and edged the edges using the same Memento marker as mentioned in Step 2. Later on I also used the colour Sepia Ink to create more depth around the neck of the face after I glued the images to my journal pages.



Step 4:

On my left hand journal page I created a lay out that I liked, adhered the face and the flower/leaf images onto the page using liquid glue and one millimetre thick foam tape and than I thought about what to do with my right hand page (besides a quote). I had some more flower/leaf left overs and also coloured them and created a nice lay out in the right hand corner of my right hand page in the same way as I did in Step 3.



Step 5:

Now it’s time for my finishing touches: I distressed the edges of both pages (except where I had the face/images adhered to the pages) using an edge distresser (but you can use your scissors as well). I added some ink over the distressed edges using Archival Ink in the colour Plum in combination with an foam applicator tool.

I also used one of the quotes from the JMA STICKERJMA05 sticker book and adhered that onto matching mirror card stock and than onto my right hand page. And to finish the project I adhered some binder reinforcements only on the right hand page (using the Crealies CLJP650 die).


Detail pictures:




I totally love how this art journal spread turned out!


And that is it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!