Sunday, March 20, 2016

3-20-16 ~ Bright Coneflowers on a Sunny Day

This is the process I followed with this art journal page:
Painted Gesso on an old book page
Sketched in my coneflowers and grass
Painted with acrylics and Galatos
Outlined with pen and ink
Added embellishments

Tammy at My Flower Journal back in 2013 posted a tutorial on her splatter art and how to turn it into flowers. She actually did this with lavender coneflowers on top of Gesso, and I tried it. This is my version of what she did, and I want to give her credit for her wonderful tutorial. Many Thanks, Tammy.

I wish I could photograph a journal page so that things like the ric-rac and the ribbons at the top do not look like they are going crooked and the green button does not appear to be running off the page. UGH! It seems like a hopeless case for me. Also, how in the world do you erase your lightly sketched outlines. I have been using the pen and ink to cover them up. Any suggestions? This is only the second time I have worked with Gesso. I am finding it a fascinating medium.


  1. I think the picture looks great.

  2. Gorgeous work!!!
    Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. Fabulous colourful art journal page! Love it! Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DTx

  4. I love your bright blue coneflowers! They are so spring-like. Your rickrack and ribbon look just like something I would find in my Grandma's sewing basket, which makes me love your page even more!

  5. Oh, Geez! I just lost my long comment! Love your colorful, brilliant springlike journal page! As for the crooked lines, I'm not a good one to answer, as mine always look crooked when I photograph them, too. I almost want to put them on crooked to start with to counteract the camera! Tee Hee! As for the pencil lines, I use a Staedtler eraser. Hope this helps! But I like the black outlines,too! Thank you for joining our Crazy For Color challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT