Thursday, August 16, 2012

Nature Journal pages…….


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!


IMG_2899 This is the back side of the page…simply a beautiful napkin glued down!



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.


Dianne said...

LOVE the 'specimen' page! they are all really well done, though. endless inspiration in nature...

Julie said...

You are on a creativity roll....the hydrangea page is gorgeous! Well...every page, actually!!!! :)

elle said...

These are wonderful. I especially like that black line border idea. Wow, your drawings are very good.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are AMAZING!! And that's exactly how I preserve leaves, except I dig out the gel medium rather than mod podge. You draw SO well. I'm amazed as always.

enthusiastically, dawn said...

Lovely. The Hydrangea with the touches you added are just so delectable. I love the way you layered the stamp and circle.

Connie said...

I have been sitting here going through many of your lovely posts. They are beautiful, informative and very entertaining. I love this site. I found you through mutual followers. I now am your newest follower, and I would be honored if you choose to follow me back. Have a wonderful day . . .P.S. I love the garden prayer flags. Connie :)

Linda Kunsman said...

I just love looking at your beautiful sketches and coloring, and I happen to love using napkins too.

Teddi said...

you draw very well! i like your art aesthetic. :)

Carolyn Dube said...

How magnificent! Your hydrangea is stunning!

Journal Swag said...

WOW! These are beautiful~ You really ARE on a roll! My faves are the hydrangea and the feather, although it's hard to choose!