Today we are making a pretty flower scene using lots of different mixed media materials. I love these DecoArt Media paints that are highly pigmented and look amazing in lots of different art journal projects. I’m showing you how to paint these flowers from start to finish using some fun techniques. 

Tape the edges of your page with painter’s tape. Prep your art piece by applying a coat of DecoArt Chalky Gesso (White) to your page. Dry with a heat tool.

For my background. I am adding Sap Green, Green Gold, and white paint with a stencil brush to the bottom of my page. For the top, I am using Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, and white paint. Dry with a heat tool.

painting the background

I’m going to take some more white gesso and a circular sponge brush to dot on my flower centers. Then, I’ll use a round brush to paint on my petals. The white gesso helps prime your colors so they are vibrant and the star of the show!

I’ll use Diarylide Yellow paint for the flower centers and Primary Magenta and Cobalt Turquoise Hue for the petals. I’ll also paint my stems and leaves with Sap Green. Use an old room key or gift card to create grass by dabbing it in your paint and then adding it to your page. I’ll also add some Quin Gold and black paint to my flower centers. Dry with a heat tool.

finished art journal page

I’m going to finish this off with some color around my edges. I am using an Archival Ink (Rustic Wilderness) ink pad and a stencil brush to add some color around the edges of my green area. I’ll also dust the edges with some Prussian Blue Hue. 

Apply a coat of DecoArt Sealer:  DuraClear (Matte) to seal your piece. Remove your painter’s tape and enjoy!

art journal daisies

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