Hi, I’m getting into this nature journal I told you about the other day! It is so fun when the ideas come fast and furious instead of the normal, slow and uninteresting.
Here is first journal page I’ve completed…….I’m going for the specimen page look.
I laid down a thin, watery layer of blue gouache before I sketched the flower, then I went back in and added some high and low lights to the petals. The leaf is real! Glued it down with Mod Podge and put a coat over to protect it.
Added a label and typed, yes, typed with my vintage typewriter the plant name!
Finished off with a circle from a dictionary page and a touch of orange postage stamp!
The next journal page is all about sketching items I picked up in the park while I was walking the dog.
You know what, I’m learning a lot on this project, too. When you draw a fir cone or a feather you see the fine details that we don’t see when we just look at fir or pine cone hanging from a tree.
Stay tuned, I have a lot more ideas I want to try out in this journal.
I have been journaling everyday, so I think I will join Julie Belzer’s linky party at Art Journal Everyday. Please join me.