Art Process: Joy Breakthrough

Well, I added some additions to this to fix the smears from yesterday. You can see an earlier version here and read more about my art process and mess up.

This is the final edited version (below) made of alcohol inks, Caran d’Ache Neocolor 1 and 2 crayons, acrylic paint, painter’s pen, gel pen, sharpies, stamps, distress ink, clear crystal’s fabric paint, fixadent, and self- leveling gel.

Joy Breakthrough, 03.09.23, mixed media

I decided to title this one, “Joy Breakthrough” since I had to work to bring it back to something nice and joyful again.

One discovery: I think the glittery clear fabric paint overtop of the water soluable neocolor 2 crayons kept it from smearing when adding the self- leveling gel. Of course, I applied it in a controlled manner to the butterfly, which I did use the wet water soluable crayons for; so I only wiped it over the specific item and in a direction not to cause smearing.

The next question I have to ask myself and research further is: Does the self leveling gel smear everything water soluable despite spraying a fixadent first? Is there some kind of ingredient in it which makes the fixadent not work or perhaps its user error? Do I need to wait longer for the fixadent spray (which I did this time; still smeared) or perhaps spray more layers of fixadent before applying the self leveling gel?

Also, could I use some other substance, maybe glue over specified areas, and in a controlled manner to prevent smearing before applying the fixadent and self leveling gel? It will be shiny anyway after adding the self leveling gel.

Here are the stages it went through:

Published by creativecassandra7

God-lover, artist, writer, art therapist, dreamer, minister. I see life as an adventure of overcoming and bringing light to dark places. I have overcome extensive trauma and sexual abuse and now I share my testimony and teach/preach what God has to say about the recovery process through both logos and rhema words. I love nature, dancing, worship, and all creative expressions. I have a heart to see families restored, curses reversed, and generational blessings released.

4 thoughts on “Art Process: Joy Breakthrough

    1. I will eventually, once I get my table set up in my studio. I’m slowly getting there by setting up shelves, organizing my art room, etc. Then I have to learn how to do time lapse, etc.

      Thank you so much for your feedback. I never thought anyone would want to see the mess ups, but yet here I am writing about it.

      This is going to be used in my next workshop on grief coming up Sat. I made some gloomy depictions of grief, and I wanted to have a hopeful, happy image, too, something to look forward to after a season of grief.


      1. I look forward to it! “Failure is education.” I like that quote by Kevin Zadai. I hope your workshop goes well and is healing and joyful for all who attend.

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