Monday, July 7, 2014

My first post for 13@rts

Hello dear readers!

I'm so glad to be sharing with you my first DT project for 13@rts! This new DT spot means a lot to me as I count myself very honored and lucky to be amongst some of the most talented mixed media artists, and to kick start a wonderful journey of discovery, I made my first art journal cover.

I got a watercolour paper pad from the local art store and ripped off the cover as it was too thin for my liking. I proceeded to work those lovely mediums that Aida sent me in my DT pack. I then went on to cover the page with some 13@rts gesso. And I can say I LOVE it! The gesso is different from the regular one I used, with a thicker consistency but smooth to the touch when dry. My usual gesso has a flaky feel to it when it's dry and less creamy.

After the gesso dried, I used some 13@rts modelling paste over a Tim Holtz stencil. The modelling paste is simply amazing - a creamy and smooth texture like whipped cream and it glides beautifully over the stencil. Quite different also from the regular one I used, which is thicker and a little more difficult to spread. For the next layer, I went on to splash some 13@rts mists over my page. I used the Pastel mists in Caramel, Salmon and Yellow.

Some close-ups:

Random stamping with an IndigoBlu stamp, followed by splashes of Burnt Sienna Chalk Mist and Pink Pearl Mist. I took the Ornament mat chipboard (large) in my DT pack and covered it with Burgundy Pearl Mist, Yellow and Salmon Pastel Mists. Lots of layering with papers from both the "Timeless" and "All is Love" collections. As you all may know, I have a soft spot for mini roses and these ombre and white ones are just perfect for me.

A cut-out from "All is Love" and an organza flower - my exact sentiments.

I hope you like my very first art journal project, and I'm looking forward to a year of art and discovery through it. Thanks for dropping by!



  1. Wow your art journal cover looks amazing, and I look forward to seeing what you create in the year to come!

  2. Sooooo pretty! It looks brill & a really great 'premier' for your DT over there:):):)

  3. Congrats on the DT spot..that is wonderful..I love this art journal pretty and girlie..can't wait to see what you come up with xx

    1. Thank you Val! Have your 13arts goodies reached you yet? So excited for you, and hoping to see your creations with them soon!

  4. Cool, colorful and differently. I love it))

  5. Love this Jelissa, it's just stunning! (I would love to get round to creating an art journal one day!) Congrats again on your DT spot, it's very well deserved! I look forward to enjoying all your gorgeous creations for 13arts this year. X


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