Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bloom & Grow

Hey, I'm back with my second post today.
This time I want to share an art journal page:

Lots of items used on this: Gesso, embossing paste, acrylic paints,
stamps, powder dyes, Stickles.
Here are a few process pictures. (Yep, I
actually remembered to take some this time! LOL!)

After a layer of Gesso, I used a stencil and embossing paste. Let dry.
Used a few different colors of blue acrylic paint. Went over
with gesso to soften edges some.
Stamped some texture with Staz On Jet Black ink.

close up

Using mixed media paper, I sprinkled powder dye and spritzed with water.
When dry, I stamped and fussy cut flowers, and die cut the leaves.

Die cut Bloom & Grow 3 times, stacked and glued. Added Stickles.
Adhered flowers and leaves with foam squares and added
Stickles onto the flowers. When the words were dry, I glued with matt medium.

One more look:

As always, my supply list is at the bottom of my post,
in case you wondered what all I used. ☺

It sounds as if I cranked this out within a couple hours, but this is me we
are talking about, folks. I played a bit on this for a few days before
I finally finished it yesterday. LOL!

That's all for now. I thank you for popping in!

I'd like to enter this at:



Substrate: Strathmore art journal
Golden Gesso and Matt Medium
STAMPlorations - Flowers 2 stencil
Dreamweaver - embossing paste
Deco Art Americana acrylic paints - Indian turquoise, Desert turquoise, Sapphire
Plaid - various paint brushes
Visible Image - Imperfection is Beauty stamps
Indigo Blu - Tasty Textures stamp
Paper Smooches - Natural Beauties stamps and dies
Staz On - Jet Black ink
Strathmore Mixed Media paper
Magenta - Nuance powder dyes - golden yellow, orange, red, grass green, jade
Ranger - Diamond Stickles
STAMPlorations - Bloom & Grow word die
SA by 3L - 3D foam squares
Ranger - multi medium matt


  1. Hi Chris, what a great layout, love all the texture. Thankyou for your kind comments on my blog too, Cathy x

  2. Beautiful journal page Chris and love how you created the background...Thank you for joining us at More Mixed Media Challenge...Hugs Lozzy x
    Iv linked up to our challenge for are number 23 x

  3. such a beautiful layout you have here!!! so many texture I dont know where to look!!! everything is so yummi and interesting!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp monday Challenge!
    We all hope to see you again soon!

  4. Such beautiful journal spread! Great process share! The texture is amazing and love how the flowers pop on the background! Thank you for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers :)!- Aditi

  5. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.

  6. This really very lovely. Great with the nice flowers.
    Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  7. Beautiful journal page. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx


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