Wednesday, April 11, 2012

dahlias & sunflowers

I'm back with a couple more art journal pages, they make me happy :)
I felt like I was in such a rut until I took Tim's Creative Chemistry 101 class and happened on some videos by Dyan Reaveley. Something just clicked for me, learning to use ink in different ways!
Now, I'm an inky mess when I go to work every morning, LOL! 

I used the Crafty Secrets Sunflower and Dahlia stamps for my pages, they are so pretty watercolored!
I stamped them with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and used my fine tip water brush and Dylusions spray inks for the coloring. The background pages were done by spraying them with water and the Dylusion inks and letting them run together and I dried them with my heat tool. The white leaves around the edge of the pages were made with the 5x8 Lucious Leaves stencil and the snowcap paint dabber, I outlined them with a black Sakura archival ink pen. I dabbed some Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the flowers, I wish you could see it better. 
If you haven't got all inky, I urge you to give it try! I love the idea of art journals, all your pretties in one place. You only have so much wall space and so many cards to send :)
Have a great day, thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh. My. Gorgeous! I love, love, love this new look of yours. I know what you mean about Tim's's as though a door to creative freedom is opened. Gonna have to find those dye sprays. Too, too, beautiful for words!

Anonymous said...

Your pages are beautiful.

Aya said...

Your pages are wonderful!&lovely♥

I Like your handmeide^^♥

*I can't write so sory;


April said...

Gorgeous pages! I love them. great job!

Gloria said...

Your flowers look dimensional! The painting on these pages is lovely.

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