We are working with lots of mixed media materials to create a stunning daisy flower art journal page. I’ll be showing you how to prime, paint, and seal your entire art piece. We’ll be using lots of acrylic paint, some book pages, and markers to make out art journal page come to life. This one was so much fun to make, and I think you’ll enjoy creating it too!

First, start by taping off the edges of your page with painter’s tape. Then, add a coat of white gesso to prime and prep your page for acrylic paints.

I have some old, yellowed dictionary book pages that I am going to “whitewash” to make them a little more white. I am mixing white acrylic paint and water and applying a coat to each page. While those dry, I am going to continue in my art journal.

Let’s add color to the background! I’m using Prussian Blue Hue, Snow White, Primary Yellow, Primary Magenta, and Cobalt Teal Hue and just adding swatches of color, adding strokes up and down, and blending them together. 

I’m also going to add some splatters to my art piece. Mix Cobalt Teal Hue with some water, dip a fan brush into your mixture, and tape it over your page to create some fun splatters. I’ll also do the same with some magenta. Dry with a heat tool.

painting the background

Take your painted book pages and fold them in half three times. Grab a pair of scissors and cut out a flower petal shape so that you have about 11 petals.

I am going to trace a circle onto my page to be my flower center. I am going to use a Posca Paint Marker and outline that circle. Next, I’m going to glue each of my flower petals down around my center using Matte Medium, applying it to the bottom and top of each petal. Trim off any hanging paper and dry with a heat tool.

using book pages to create flower petals

Next, I’m going to add some detail lines. I’m outlining each flower petal with a fine-tip paint marker. I also have a teal paint marker that I’ll add another inner circle to my flower center, and then I’ll paint the inside with magenta paint. I’m going to keep adding design elements with some white acrylic paint dots and a zig-zag line. 

adding details to a mixed media art piece

I’m going to take some black acrylic paint and add some shading at the tip of each flower petal. Then, I’ll take a dry brush and add some Prussian Blue Hue to the edges of my entire page. 

Finally, I’m going to seal my piece with DecoArt Gloss and then remove my painter’s tape.

finished mixed media flower art

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