Poppy Themed Art Journal Page (with Image Transfer Tips)

Make You Smile Style Art Journaling (How to Paint Simple Roses)

Hello gorgeous people, today I'm going to grab some beautiful paints, a stamp and stencil and of course my signature sparkles, and show you how to create this bright and bold art journal page!  It's pretty, filled with simple techniques and really packs a punch of colour!


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Now as with most things it's easier to show to the process for this page rather than tell you about it - so I've made a short video to walk you through it all step by step.

Step 1

Cut 7 Dots Studio background paper to size (Homegrown) and then add stamping with a Handwritten Text Stamp from Tim Holtz and Sandy Toes Squid Ink, then use Black Soot Distress Ink to add stripes with Shifter Stripe Stencil - make sure the ink amount is varied so your stripes have some variation to the colour.

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Add tiny bits of paint to the background using a paint scraper, I used Jane Davenport Acrylics and Dina Wakley's Magenta and Turquoise.

 

Step 3

Use Magenta and Dark Blue Paint with a flat brush to create the flower bases.  Add a second layer of Magenta to hide the background and make the flowers more opaque.

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Step 4

Add a base layer of lime green to create the leaves and mix in a little of the blue paint to get a variety of green shades - it makes the leaves look more interesting.  Then use blue paint and a wet brush to edge the floral pattern, spreading out the blue paint with a water brush so it blends into the background.

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Step 5

Splatter Distress Ink with water then blot with paper towel and begin to add the details to the page.  Begin by adding extra detail to the flowers, using a flat brush add pink to one side of brush and white to the other side and paint the petals.  Then make that page shimmer by using the Starry Colors set from Gansai Tambi - add Starry GOLD and magenta and silver Metallic Mermaid Markers!  Just watch the page begin to shimmer!  Flick the background with Starry Gold and also add to the flower.

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Step 6

Cover the smile sticker with white paint, then add the sticker to the page and add more white paint using a Sharpie marker (so it really pops) then cover with Nuvo Glitter Drops and add a few white Higgins Drawing Ink paint drips to break up the background.

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Step 7

Embellish flower with Nuvo Glitter Drops - just add these to the center.

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Step 8

Add doodling and outlines to the flowers and leaves with Paint Markers.  The little pops of white and gold really help emphasise the shapes.


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And the Make you SMILE style page is finished!  I hope it makes YOU smile :)

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All from Lulu Art of course!

 

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