Monday, May 16, 2016

To Plant a Garden- Art Journaling Page

Hi Everyone,
I have a fun and bright Art journaling page created in my large Dylusions journal.
Its not entirely my style but I really wanted to create something outside my comfort zone. It wasn't the easiest task but I continued working until I was happy with the results.

One of the cool things about this spread its that it has two small journaling pages glued inside the large spread. I taped the curved pages that I cut from another spread right in the middle of this two page spread. You can flap the smaller pages open and it reveals more flowers and words.
Dyan Reaveley was the original designer of this idea and I thought it was great so I just had to try it. She has her own tool to create these pages but I just freehanded it.

For the background I just blended Dylusions paints with the Groove tool. Then using the same paints, I stamped the flowers using Prima's Donna Downey stamps. I've had these stamps for awhile and never used them, so I was happy to get them out and play.

I added texture, shading and lots of doodling around the flowers and stems.
As you flip the pages all flowers connect and overlap to make it see as if its one whole garden. The only thing that changes is the quote which I hand wrote and highlighted with white marker.

I worked on this spread a lot as it took me awhile to be happy with those flowers. 

Dylusions journal- large
Dylusions paints
Art-C groove tool
Golden white gesso
Prima Stencil
Prima Donna Downey flower stamps
Painters white marker
White gel pen
Molotow black acrylic marker
Dyan Reavley's border stamp
ranger black archival ink

Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
Have a wonderful day!!


Pauline said...

Wow ! This is so clever, I love the colours to.

Unknown said...

Awesome, just awesome! Did you cut the pages before or after painting?