Friday, December 4, 2015

Get up. Get dress. Paint.: Blooms!

Painting beautiful blooms with Rae Missigman's 15 MINUTES OF MIXED MEDIA©.  I had been looking forward to creating this page for several weeks in anticipation of the arrival of her new stamp set, Boxy Blooms.   I had pre ordered them and they finally arrived mid-week!

I started with a page that I had painted turquoise green (not sure why) but I needed to paint over it as I am nearing the end of this journal; only 4 pages left!  This seemed like the perfect page to paint some blooms.
The carnage

What I learned

  • When I scrape or brush the leftover paint from a project onto a blank page I need to brush it around the edges of the pages rather than in the center, creating a frame of sorts. 

  • I can add to a stamped image, extending it or drawing it larger using a Stabio pencil or permanent pen.  Who knew!
  • I had an ahaa moment: I overthink when creating pages.  Keeping it simple, using a small amount of supplies and not feeling like I have to add a lot of texture makes the process more fun and intuitive.  

Cardboard Crush art journal

I invite you to visit HERE to see all the painty goodness and layers of my latest art journal.

Joining Paint Party Friday where having paint under the fingernails is the norm.  What colors are under yours?

Playing along with Carolyn Dube's Let's Play.  Won't you play along with us?


  1. Love your painting, the flowers just look happy. Your journal looks great, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Love your journal and page. Wonderful learnings!

  3. fantastic page -and thanks so much for sharing your discoveries too Diane!

  4. Wonderful pages and tips. Love the journal and the link with all the pages you created...beautiful job!!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Great journal pages so full of pattern and color. Great post as well

  6. Your journal pages are so colorful and charming. I adore them.

  7. A wonderful page Diane! Your journalling style is really evolving! I love that turquoise, yumm! You've asked me about my Play Journal - it's just a cheap notebook with ruled lines. I stuck every second page together and use them for cleaning off my brayer when gelli printing. Because it was so cheap, like 2 dollars in US money, I feel a lot more free to create in it. I've got a large Dylusions too, but it's still empty! I'm afraid to touch it!

  8. This is all so happy and beautiful! Amazing Diane!

  9. Great colorful blooms and the journal is so darling. My kind of color exuberance. Thanks for visiting my blog. xox

  10. Love Rae's designs- and your play with them is fantastic! Thanks for sharing with Let's Play!


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