Thursday, 6 April 2017

Star art journal page

Hello friends and visitors!
It's my turn to host the challenge at Stamps and Stencils and I have chosen the theme 'Lucky Star'.

 For this challenge we would love to see a mixed media project that has star/s in it somewhere. You can create anything you like as long as you include a star. Don't forget to use stamps or stencils or both! Can't wait to see what you create!


I was inspired to create a mixed media art journal page with some drawing and here is what I came up with.

I pulled out my small Dylusions art journal, one of my Stamperia stencils, Dylusions Slate grey ink spray and started to build my background.

For the second layer, I used my Dylusions stencil and my Rusty hinge Distress stain spray.

I drew some contours of a woman face using my black Conte pastel pencil.

I have purchased some Pan pastels lately and I decided to use them in this project. I love to play with these because they are so creamy and highly pigmented. 

I painted the woman face with my Pan pastels and added some highlights and details with my Conte pastel pencils. 

I used my Dylusions star mask and a black Conte pencil to draw some stars. Then I painted the stars with the white Pan pastel. I like the transparent look of my stars. I also used my Pan pastels on the background to add some more dimension.

That's it for today.
I hope that I have inspired you to create your mixed media creation and to join us at Stamps and Stencils this month!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them!

Hugs! Branka xx



  1. The face is really stunning Branka! I love the background you created and how it shows through the face. The stars do have a wonderful transparency to them too. This is a beautiful journal page!! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Branka, you did an outstanding job with this face! She is stunning and the layered yet transparent elements really give this an artistic feel. I just love your spread! Biggest hugs, Autumn

  3. Wow, Branka, this is absolutely stunning!! The face looks amazing!! I love the layering and the transparency!! This is truly spectacular, my sweet friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. WOW!!! Amazing work Branka! Love the face...
    Paper Talk with Samra

  5. Love this Branka, the woman's face is beautiful and has a ghostly appearance with the stencilling as the backdrop. Sue C x

  6. Branka, I love the transparency of the pan pastels on the stars and the beautiful hand drawn portrait! What a beautiful work of art, my friend! Hugs!

  7. This is truely awesome branka. I love all the layering and that face is just perfect. Wow. Brilliant piece of art. Hugs rachel x

  8. Such a pretty page. Wish I could draw like that! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  9. Oh B! Is there anything you can't do dearie!?! Your journal spread is amazeballs and that face! Oh Wowzers, that face! The contours and highlights bring that lady to life. She is an ethereally beauty in the cosmos. Your layering of the background stencils is superior and awesome sauce! I need to try that! The pan pastels have been on my maybe list but if you say it's cool, I will add it to my wish list. Thank the lucky stars you created this wonderful and darling design. It makes me happy to look at it. Hugz to you muffin!

  10. Just love all the layers, and the beautiful face hovering hauntingly there. Beautiful!
    Alison x

  11. Fabulous page. Love the background and the portrait is fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics.
    Lisa - Altered Eclectics DT.

  12. What an interesting journal page. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.