With the garden blooming with colour and happiness, I created a bright coloured flowery art journal page which was also inspired by a few of my favourite challenge blogs – I hope you like it!
I started this page by collaging pieces of flowery decoupage paper onto the background using Liquitex matte gel medium and then I applied some Pébéo white gesso. When it was dry I used a couple of stencils to add dots over the white gesso using Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. Next I stamped the flower images from Magenta using black Archival Ink and coloured them using red, orange, pink, purple, yellow, light and dark green Uni Posca paint pens. I added more detail to the flowers using a black Uni Pin marker and a white Uniball gel pen and then added some sparkle using Ranger Stickles. The fairy is a wooden shape which is coloured black using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and covered with some glitter glue; it is stuck in place using Ranger Glossy Accents. I doodled lots of small dots using the white, pink, yellow and green Uni Posca paint pen and outlined them using a black Uni Pin maker. The “make a wish” wording, which I thought the fairy may be asking, is a sticker from Kaisercraft and I outlined it using a black Uni Pin pen so it stood out more. To finish, I splattered the page using black DecoArt acrylic paint.
The flowers are starting to bloom in our garden, here’s what our flower beds look like at the moment.
They have changed so much over the last few months as we head towards summer (grin!).
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Uni Posca Paint Pen (Red, Orange, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Light Green, Dark Green)
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.2mm)
- Uniball Signo gel pen (White)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Black 199)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
- Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
- Stencil (Dots)
- Magenta Self-Cling Stamp (Delicate Daisies C40296-0)
- DecoTime (Patch Paper DS9454)
- The Works (Fairy Shapes)
- Ranger Stickles (Icicle)
- Hobbycraft (Light Green Glitter Glue)
- Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Secret Garden SS283)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Ranger Glossy Accents