Abstract Floral Doodle Journal Page

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Ive always worked with large ‘drop sheets’  when making art and backgrounds.

Drop sheets are basically just plain white large sheets of blank paper that serve a dual purpose – firstly they are to protect my work surface because I am a messy painter and believe me it gets everywhere 😀

The other purpose is so that I can utalise the messy drop sheets at a future date and use them to make art backgrounds or journal pages with.

The following journal page started out as one of my drop sheets which I had used to paint paper die cut flower shapes; I laid the flowers down flat on the page and painted over them, as I was doing this I noticed the nice negative flower patterns that where forming across the page and just knew I wanted to use one as a journal page.

This is what it looked like after I’d added a bit of colour to the page and outlined the flower shapes and added leaves & a heart:

Finished piece; I added further doodles and scribbles using paint pens and markers and had a lotta fun making it 🙂

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4 responses »

  1. ooo, the top one reminds me of stained glass. BOTH are gorgeous, even if they are the same, lol. Listen, Trish, you realllllly oughta get a scanner, or if you have one, use it! You could have some amazing digital backgrounds! xoxo

  2. Your work is so amazing! I find so much inspiration and instruction coming here.
    THANK YOU for posting so much detail. I don’t have much luck with white pens.
    Which did you use for this?

    • I use Sakura White Gel Pens usually, both the normal ones and the glaze ones. I also use a dip pen with white artist inks if I cant get a bold enough white effect on the page. Thanks for your comments.

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