Saturday, 9 June 2018

Creative Team Retro Flowers Art Journal

Creative Team Retro Flowers Art Journal

by Creative Team member Dani Choate



White card
Dylusions Dyalog background journal
Helmar 450 glue
Posca Paint pens - Any acrylic paint with a small fine brush could also be used (yellow, emerald, apple green)


Begin by painting your entire page with black gesso and waiting for it to completely dry. If you happen to have a blue background you can paint with a little less coverage to show a bit of blue through especially at the edges
Grab your 'Retro style' stencil. Using washi tape mask off some of the  columns to give you stems of differing heights. This will add some interest to your page and allow you to get more flowers onto the page

Use the 'retro' looking stencil and the lavender Shabby relief paste to give you your lilac stems
Using paint pens (in 2 different greens) or acrylic paints with a small brush, paint or draw some small leaves along the light purple stems

On a seperate piece of white card stock stencil the granite relief paste through a floral stencil. This paste needs to be applied quite thickly and with a bolder stencil (rather than a fine, delicate one)
Once totally dry, fussy cut the granite flowers out to give you a selection of single flowers with SUPER texture!!

Use scribble sticks or watercolours to colour the individual flower edges with blue, turquoise, lime green and yellow to give you a gradiated effect, from bottom to top on all your flowers.

Using double sided tape or strong glue, attach the flowers to your stems. Make sure the edges do not entirely stick down ads this will give the flower an increased 3D effect
If one of your flowers happens to be placed across the fold in the page you will have to carefully cut the flower down the middle. This should give your page enough wriggle room to actually be able to fold closed

I have also added a small sentiment on the side of the page "SHINE BRIGHT"



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