Bloom Art Journal pagePosted: October 26, 2020 Filed under: Art Journal, Christmas bush, Darkroom Door, sketched alphabet, torn text | Tags: Art Journal, Darkroom Door stamps, Fabriano art journal 2 Comments
After making a Christmas card with the new Darkroom Door Christmas Bush stamp set I was keen to use the silhouette stamps for a different project. I decided to fill a journal page spread with them and chose a different colour scheme to do so. I think they look a bit like violets.
I taped the edges of the pages which frames the layout, keeps the pages flat and protects any pages underneath which are poking out. I painted absorbant ground over the whole area as a base before stamping and painting.
I wanted to have layers of flowers and so I tore a ripped edge on some masking paper and attached it across both pages. I used blending brushes to apply colour over the torn edge then did generational stamping in blueprint sketch, shaded lilac and peeled paint distress inks. Once the top section was completed I masked again, further down the page this time and repeated the process twice.
For highlights and details I used markers and gold paint to add details to the petals and centres to the flowers. I also used gold embossing to make a print border and title with the Darkroom Door ‘torn text’ and ‘sketched alphabet’ stamps. The Christmas Bush stamps proved to be very versatile as I thought they would when I first saw them.
Lovely field of violets! Would be fun as the front and back of an “Hello” card.
These DD flowers look beautiful in lilac and blue on this wonderful journal double page piece Heather, and love what you have done with the added script and large word in gold embossing. x