If you have a garden…Posted: May 31, 2021 Filed under: Art Journal, Darkroom Door, Hand lettered, Papertrey Inks, scratches, Wildflowers Vol 2, you are everything | Tags: Art Journal, Darkroom Door stamps, Fabriano art journal, Papertrey ink, Ranger Distress inks, Tsukineko Versafine inks 8 Comments
The rest of the quote says, ‘… and a library you have everything you need.’ My art journal is pretty much all book or flower related pages; I guess there is room for a new inspiration. Currently with a garden that is looking promising and an online course newly launched you could say flowers are on my mind.
The background for this page was created months ago when I was making subtle backgrounds for a few cards. Instead of swiping a whole panel through waterbased inks I was inking a piece of acetate then spritzing it and swiping it on a stamped panel. I opened a spread in the art journal and swiped the acetate across the pages a few times to leave some ink there. I don’t remember the exact colours but the smooshed ink covered the lower half of the pages in blue, green, yellow and pale orange. Last week I pulled it out again and turned the page into a messy garden.
As I said the lower half of the pages is smooshed ink. The upper half is broken china distress inks applied with a blending brush. The flowers are a mix of silhouette stamps from Darkroom Door’s ‘you are everything’ and ‘wildflowers vol 2’ sets. I inked with papertrey ink cubes, spritzed the stamp and stamped on the pages. Sometimes I blended the stamped ink, other times not. To make the blue flowers stand out a bit more I painted blue gouache paint over the stamping. The gouache works well on the journal pages so you will probably see more.
Once all the flowers were added I stamped the DD ‘scratches’ background stamp in black on the lower section of the page and added black and white splatter all over. I added the quote with a black gel pen. If you are in my Floral Faves online class you might this was inspired by one of the projects in lesson 3.
What a beautiful garden. Can take your book and get lost in the beauty.
Oh..love the dancing daisy..
A few days ago.
Beautiful journal pages. Maybe journaling will be a future class? Hope to be able to share something with the class soon.
Lovely journal pages Heather. I would agree with the sentiment entirely.
the color is amzing!
I think your garden must be beautiful if this journal page represents some of the plants you hae in it Heather. I love the riot of colourful flowers and pretty greenery against that wonderful blue toned sky. x
So pretty and the brilliant colors you layered! Love this, thanks.
What beautiful and cheerful pages! Love those summer colors, such happy ones. Your layered stamping looks fantastic.