I was so happy to have won some new products from one of the challenges over at Paperbabe Stamps I created this pretty page to remind me of some huge purple poppies that are in our garden – see what you think!
I started by painting some Leaf Green and Watering Can Wendy Vicchi Blendable Dye Inks onto the page by applying the ink to a blending mat, spritzing with water and using a paintbrush. Next I applied some of the Leaf Green ink through a Herringbone stencil from Paperbabe Stamps and splattered the page with both the Leaf Green and Watering Can inks. The flowers are an Inkylicious Oriental Poppy stamp and were stamped onto a piece of mixed media paper with black Archival Ink using a stamping platform to get a clear and crisp image.
I coloured the petals using Seedless Grape Distress Ink, shading the colours by painting the ink onto the flowers. As they looked a bit pink I also applied some Lulu Lavender Memento Ink over the petals. For the stamens, I added more detail using a black Uni Pin marker and a white Uniball gel pen, then I coloured them using Lime Green, Canary, Amethyst and Cool Grey Winsor & Newton Promarkers. I fussy cut the flowers out, which took quite a bit of time and stuck them onto the page using a glue stick. The stars are from the Flourish & Grow Paperbabe Stamps and are stamped using Seedless Grape Distress Ink. I used the same stamp set for the wording using black Archival Ink, the words read “Flourish”, “love” and “Dream”. To finish I splattered the page with black DecoArt acrylic paint.
Here are my new Paperbabe Stamps goodies, I’m looking forward to using the other items soon (grin!).
These are the poppies that inspired the flowers on my page, I think the birds must have brought them into the garden – yay!
Hoping that you are all staying safe and well! x
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:
- Ranger Wendy Vicchi Blendable Dye Inks (Leaf Green, Watering Can)
- Paperbabe Stamps Mixed Media Stencil (Herringbone)
- Inkylicious Bigz Flowers Stamp (Oriental Poppy)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Seedless Grape)
- Tsukineko Memento Ink (Lulu Lavender)
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.1mm)
- Winsor & Newton Promarkers (Lime Green G178, Canary Y367, Amethyst V626, Cool Grey 4 CG04)
- Pritt Stick
- Paperbabe Stamps Stamp Set (Flourish & Grow)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic Paint (Black)