Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Rainbows by Tanyalee Kahler

Hi there Soul Sisters, Tanyalee here for my first project for the Art and Soul Design Team for 2018. I am beyond excited to be a part of this team and I hope I can share with you some inspiration and tips and tricks for your art journey. To kick start my new year in art, I decided to work on the Soulful Challenge mood board for January. You can see the prompt card below:

The first thing that jumped into my mind was the rainbow, so I that is what I started working on. I wanted a dark section to represent the storm, and the then the rainbow bursting out of it to show the potential. So I found a magazine image that was a bit dark and gloomy and glued it down with Soft Matte Gel.

Next up I went to work with my Impasto paints and made a rainbow. I love these paints because of how they react with water, but still also hold their own as a heavy body acrylic paint.

I wanted to include some journaling on the spread, but it was a little personal so I used my favourite messy journaling technique - I know what it says, but to most people it is just a pile of scribbles. I used a white posca pen for this. And I added some white acrylic ink splatters for a bit of interest.

The final step was to include the quote which I did using a black posca pen in my faux calligraphy script. And then I added some black acrylic ink splatters to finish of the spread.


You can play along with the Soulful Challenge and be in the running for a prize, here is what you need to do:

Be inspired by the images, the colours and the quote in the mood board image above, we would love to see what you create and how you were inspired.

To enter you will need to be a part of our facebook group Soul Sister. Once you are a member of the group then you will need to find the album and add your photo to it.

If you are the lucky winner, which is voted on by the design team you will received a $50 voucher for the Shop and be invited to share what you create with your goodies as a guest designer on our blog.

Please note that the voucher can only be won by residents of Australia but if are from overseas and win the challenge you will be offered a guest design team spot.

Until next time, yours in messiness


  1. Love the movement of the colours on the page, really relates to the mood board inspiration!


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