Saturday, May 6, 2017

Art Journal Page It Just Blooms

Hi there

A quick post today before I start my scrapbooking class.

This is another one of those backgrounds I did some time ago that have been waiting to be finished off.

The background has texture paste through a stencil and twine wrapped around it from the page on the other side.  I used my Semco Pearlescent water paints on the background and it has a lovely pearly sheen to it. Next, some random stamping with StayzOn Ink and a couple of different stamps.

I have had these porcelain flowers for about 20 years and decided that I wanted to use them. I had some metal stands, a dragonfly and leaves so attached them with Gel Medium and coloured them with the same water colours.

Next I arranged the flowers and stuck them on with my hot glue gun.

I lightly applied some ink to the flowers just on the edges to give it a bit of dimension then I brushed some Glimmermist in corresponding colours over all the flowers. I also brushed some Gold Artiste Spritzing Ink on the stands to give them a metallic look.

I used my Faber-Castelle Big Brush Markers to shade around the stands and flowers so they look more connected with the page. The leaves and dragonfly also got a bit of shading with the markers.

I wanted to give the page a slight border without being too definite so I applies some dark pink ink around the edges then a small amount of black.

The title was printed on tissue paper and attached using Matt Gel Medium.

Hope you like my page and maybe leave me a comment

Till next time


  1. really cute.. love the flowers

  2. They are porcelain and very cute. I have had them since I was a ceramics teacher 25 years ago