Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Magnolia Journal page

Magnolias are one of my favorite flowers.  Awhile back I got a card from a friend that she had made with a magnolia she had put on the front.  A day or two later I got a card from another friend and she had used a Magnolia postage stamp to send it.  Then while out and about I had gone to an antique store that had a painting of a magnolia very similar to the one on the card that had a black background.  A journal page inspiration/idea started building in my head!
Heres' what I came up with:
I painted the background with layers of gesso, black acrylic, and dark green acrylic.  Then I used a Tattered Angels mask for the fence and used a makeup sponge to sponge two shades of green acrylic.  I used another mask and two shades of green again for the mask in the upper left corner.
I toned down the white on the postage stamp with green ink and also, edged the magnolia image I had torn off the card with the same green ink.  The page needed one more thing, I looked through a bunch of magazines and found the center image.  Everything was glued down with matte medium.  The magnolia from the card got a sort of cool texture, almost crackled.  Here's a close-up you can sorta see the texture:
  Cool, huh?
Here's a close-up of the masking also:
I really like how it turned out with the two shades of green.

Thanks for taking a look!
Enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. LOVELY Kimber! Sometimes when we align all those things, you just HAVE to take the cue!
    GREAT JOB!!!

  2. Love it Kimber. The flowers are fab and I love your colour choices!!!
    This page has great dimension and detail!

  3. I love the texture you were able to achieve on that magnolia image...amazing what you can do with a simple paper napkin to start with, huh? This is a great page.