Monday, April 01, 2024

Visible Image - Field of Tulips

Hello peeps!  For my Visible Image design team post today I've created a journal spread using the Sketched Tulips stamp set.  It's been a good while since I created a journal spread, so I started small, using a 5.5" square Arteza watercolour book.

I used a palette knife to add Distress paints to the spread, scraping grass marks into the green as I went along.

Again using a palette knife, I added tulip heads for background,

I thought the sky was a bit too vivid, so I added some pink to knock it back.  I tried a roller but that didn't give me the coverage I wanted so I smudged it on with my finger.  I added stencilling to the corners using the Halftone stencil.

I stamped several tulips in both sizes, together with the leaf sprig and watercoloured with Distress inks, then fussy cut them out.

For balance, I wanted three large tulips and three small tulips, but the spread actually looked unbalanced, so I added a fourth small tulip.  

Once I'd stamped the words, I edged them with black pen and trimmed them, leaving a fine white border.

I added some partial stamping in the gaps using the text stamp from the set.

It's quite freeing to play around in a journal, make mistakes and cover them up, and it doesn't need to be perfect like a card, because nobody sees it except me - oh, and you!

By coincidence, the day after I'd finished this spread, look what I got as part of my Mother's Day present!

Pop on over to the Visible Image blog for the stamps and stencils that I used.  There's a huge selection of stamps, dies and stencils that are perfect for use in journals.  

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful pages! The bold colours are fantastic!