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Flowers Just Bloom!

I recently saw a beautiful message on facebook inspired by flowers so thought that would make a perfect addition to my art journal and would be a beautiful message to share as my project this Month here at Altered Pages.  We often get stuck and limit our potential by comparing ourselves to others particularly as artists and this is a gentle reminder not to.

I decided I would use one of my flower Gel Prints from last month as my background.  The one I chose was the one where the flowers were least defined.  I started by adding paint around the edges of the page in my journal to match my print.  I saved and printed out the quote from Facebook on my ink jet printer. 

I used Electric Pink Radiant Neon Ink to Ink the edges of my printed quote and gel print.  I also punched flowers from flower embossed pink cardstock.  This was the same punched shape I used on my Gel Print.  I used the Ink and a favorite stamp - the Circles Background Stamp which I also had used on my print, on these flowers and around the edges of my page once I had stuck the Gel Print in my journal.  I also used some blue paint and the same stamp to blend the edges of the Gel Print more into the painted edges of my Journal Page.

I layered and stuck down the quote and flowers onto my print background, ensuring the petals of my punched flowers overlapped and went under my quote and added a sequin and dew drop to the flower on the left side.

If you are looking for art supplies be sure to browse the Altered Pages Store as there is always something new to find, from one off ephemera to staple supplies.  And with Mother's Day just around the corner be sure to add the special secret discount code 'MOMMY' when you check out.  So yes Mum's the word! xx

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