Hello you beautiful artist,
Spring is in the air, at least where I live. We’ve had a couple of beautiful sunny days and it has had the most positive effect on my mood. I can’t wait to spend more time outside, to walk with our little dog and to see the flowers in the backyard come to life again. When I was looking at my stencils The Tall Flower stencil by Margaret Peot immediately gave me those spring vibes as well, so I decided to go a bit out of my comfort zone and I tried to create a field of flowers in my art journal.
I prepped my Dylusions journal with a layer of Amsterdam White Gesso to prevent any bleeding in a later stage. Then I used The Tall Flower stencil by Margaret Peot with Amsterdam Napels Yellow Red Light. I applied it with a kitchen sponge for a little bit of texture.
For the ground part of my flower field I glued down some collage with Mod Podge Matt using
I softened the background of flowers a little bit by using a damped brush and a tiny bit of White Gesso.
In the bottom corners I mixed Amsterdam Olive Green and a little bit of White Gesso to add some colour to the ground.
I sprinkled some instant coffee directly to the page and then sprayed it with a little bit of water to create a loose and unpredictable effect. I spread out the coffee stains a little bit more by using a round watercolour brush and my heat tool.
in the bottom corners of my page.
To make the foreground of the flower field I used the same The Tall Flower stencil with some Amsterdam Light Rose mixed with Modeling Paste. To be completely honest this is the part where I would advise you to use a brighter colour to mix with your Modeling Paste. I think it will look a lot nicer and a little bit less dull. But hey, we live and we learn.
To bring back a little bit of colour I used coffee to darken the ground and to add some splatters. I also grabbed some neon pink and yellow acrylic ink to create even more splatters.
I finished it off with a few splatters of Ranger Black Ink Spray and then this page was done!
Dylusions Squared journal
Amsterdam - Modeling Paste Matt
Vintage Music and Book Paper
Mod Podge - Matt
Amsterdam - White Gesso
Amsterdam - Napels Yellow Red Light
Amsterdam - Napels Olive Green
Amsterdam - Napels Yellow Deep Amsterdam - Light Rose
Neon Pink Acrylic Ink
Neon Yellow Acrylic Ink
Ranger - Spray Ink Black Faber Castell - Art Grip Aquarelle
Thank you so much for reading my blog post. I hope that I have inspired you to create today! My name is Anouk or Creanouk on social media, and I'm an all-round creative from the Netherlands. I love art journaling because I can put my heart and soul into it. You can find my work on Instagram and Youtube