Collage behind Hibiscus and Bluebird

One of my favourite techniques when art journaling is to create a collage background from gel prints, patterned papers, stamping, stencilled texture and paint. Sometimes I know what focal elements I will add over the top, other times I wait to be inspired by the completed collage.

When creating this collage spread in the 6″x 6″ art journal I used gel prints and patterned papers in neutral tones: pale green, beige and browns. I did some stamping with Darkroom Door and Penny Black stamps on kraft paper and over the top of the collage. The focal point is an image from the front of a greeting card. As is sometimes the case, the back of the card featured a smaller version of the same art. I used both on my pages along with some handmade printed paper from a friend. I was very happy with the way the colours worked together and was happy to save and use a card sent by a dear friend. ( I cut the artist’s name from the card and added it to my page.)

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4 Comments on “Collage behind Hibiscus and Bluebird”

  1. Clelie says:

    Oh…I love your journal pages! These are Wonderful!♥♥♥

  2. nancystiz says:

    What fabulous collage pages. There is so much to see on these! I can only imagine how beautiful they are in real life. Outstanding work and definitely eye candy!


    stunning page,very inspiring with those Asian touches, thank you for sharing your creativity with us

  4. Pat says:

    All your journal pages are beautifully designed and put together Heather, and the added image from the front and back of a card and love the added bits of handmade printed paper which coordinate perfectly. x

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