'Painting' with Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and Gelatos
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Art Journal


Hello everyone,

Swarup here with a new project for you all.  Am so glad my previous post-Sketchbooks -Gelatos inspired quite a few of you all to give the medium a try. I can assure you it's totally fun and no attempt can be a failure. Just keep at it!

As my term as Guest designer draws to a close , I realised that I had not shared a single page from my art journal with you all. Ever since I have been on this team,I have, almost exclusively been using Faber Castell products on my pages. here is a look at one of those..

Here are some pictures showing you the process of art journalling..

The supplies



Scribble the gelatos on the page.  Using a wet brush, move the pigment around.

 Applied a vellum quote, you could even write or journal using Faber Castell Pitt pens -black,  if you like

I drew the tree free hand and cut it out of chipboard and colored in using Pastel pencils.Also layered some stamping.

A close up of the tree.

A closer look at the quote and the punched hearts.

This is how I art journal, layering and stamping and coloring!

 I truly enjoy working on my journal, it is so liberating , no rules, no color restrictions , nothing , just total freedom !

Hope I have inspired you to start a journal of your own!


Gelatos®-red ,Metallic

Pastels- Neutrals

Heat punch-Studio G

Stamps-Studio 112,Ditto


Thanks so much for joining me today.


Swarup MI am a self taught watercolorist and a  trained textile designer . Over  the last 20 years I have  learned how to blend them both and bring that into my Papercrafting. I have been scrapbooking and card making for more than a  decade now and immensely enjoy creating these mini masterpieces as I like to call them. I consider every card I create to be  a miniature piece of art and  usually favor a clean and simple style in my card making..and  enjoy a bolder look in  my  Art journals. I enjoy photography and love to travel.

I  blog  as Sanketi and love sharing my work with others. I  have been published in Designed to color magazine , Simply Handmade and Cards Magazines.



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Becky Green

ABSOLUTELY LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WISH we could see more pages!!!!!!!! :)


You have inspired me to start a journal for sure! I love playing with Gelatos and different mediums this should be fun!


This is absolutely beautiful! tHANK YOU FOR SHARING! *hugs*

kavitha vadhri

lovely ,thanks for sharing,

Lisa Adametz

This is stunning! Love all the color and dimension.

holly woodcock

Absolutely stunning! I love that you also used the Pastel Pencils, they are such fun to work with.

Donna Jones

Beautiful :-)


Love the colours on your cover.mjust beautiful! Maddy x


I love the colors and feeling in this journal page!!


I just love the inspiration your work brings to me .I am new to all this ,so I am totally fascinated.thank you for shareing.larisa

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