Art Journal: Summer Night Sky

summer night sky

In between everything that was happening last month, I made sure I spent some time in my art studio to help me lift the heavy stuff I was going through. This is an art journal page I created during that time and it definitely was a breath of fresh air and let me release some tension I was carrying.

summer night sky
I started off on a double spread in my art journal which already had some paint on and I glued on (with deco arts decoupage glue) a gelli print made on deli paper. It is made with a gorgeous star stencil from 101 stencils. After it was glued down I blended the edges in with finnabair blue metallic and highlighted it with spark paints.

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Close up shot of the highlights.

summer night sky
Then I went to work on the main image, which is Hera from Carabelle Studio. I stamped her on tissue paper and adhered with Decoart Decoupage napkin glue. The glue also works as a sealant so I could work over the image with my paints. It was a labor of love using acrylics (I used distress paints) but with some help of technique tricks and tutorials on You Tube By Karen Cambell, I managed to get the color and sharing in the face and hair done. The bright yellow swirls in the hair is inspired by Van Gogh's Starry night. And I added more stars on the pages with the same stencil and a pale light blue paint for more contrast.

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To finish off the page I added some white and gold paint splatters and the quote of Van Gogh :
"I dream my painting and then I paint my dream"

I absolutely loved making this page and was very cathartic to do.  And these past few days we have been having gorgeous summer like nights... may the be plentiful and hope you will enjoy them as well.

I would like to enter this art journal page in the following challenges: 

Had fun doodling the swirly hair!

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I absolutely love the sky, day or night, it is one of nature's exquisite beauty

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


  1. Wow, wonderful painting on these pages.

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  2. This is SIMPLY fantastic Cheetarah! WOW! Happy to see you joining Try It On Tueday! Thank you!
    Happy weekend!
    Hugs, Susi

  3. Beautiful colours and painting on your journal spread. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  4. Wow this looks stunning, loving that background too! Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog :)

  5. Gorgeous art journalling :-) she is absolutely fabulous and I love the colours and sentiment, the whole design is stunning! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  6. Wow! Love this. Amazing background. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes challenge.
    Good luck
    Lynda x

  7. absolutely stunning and that ladies is beautiful...thank you for joining us for our More Mixed Media Challenge..Hugs Lozzy x

  8. Fabulous project. Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT, and also at More Mixed Media. Hugs, Valerie

  9. A dream this image, I love it much. The stencil motif on the background looks gorgeous.
    The Lady looks like Art Nouveau style, wonderful!
    Dear Greetings


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