Sunday, March 20, 2016

A Poppy Garden: An Art Journal Page

 Hi Everyone!
I have lots to post but no time to edit pictures.
My day job has taken up all my extra time and I took today off to get caught up.

I posted this art journal page on social media but I thought I would show you how I created it.

First, here are all the supplies I used and the links to where you can buy them:

The Crafter's Workshop Stencils (new 2016):
The Crafter's Workshop provided me with stencils to create this project. 
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.

Crackle Paint-White (my fav!)
Fluid Acrylics: Titanium White, Carbon Black, Cadmium Orange Hue, Primary Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Primary Cyan
Misters (my fav!): Yellow Green, Orange, Yellow
Dazzling Metallics: Venetian Gold

First, I added the fluid acrylics to the background with a palette knife and then added black on the top. Why? I have no clue; I felt I needed to do it.  After it dried, I added the Chickadee Post stencil with white paint. I started trace the Poppy Garden stencil on the page and I was going to paint it on but I changed my mind.

I decided to add the Poppy Garden with crackle paint.

I love how the crackle paint dries to a beautiful crackle.

I'm I right, gorgeous crackle!

Once it dried I added color with the Misters by spraying it on my craft sheet and using my fingers.

I wanted the garden to stand out a little more so I used a sketch and wash pencil and outlined the flowers. I used a water brush to activate the pencil and use it as a watercolor around the garden.

Here are a few close ups.

I haven't worked in my art journals in a while so this was a lot of fun.

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by!


  1. Love the visuals on this step by step, Karenliz - many thanks!

  2. Absolutely loving the crackled poppies Karenliz! Beautiful girlfriend! xoxo


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