Desert Rose Art Journal – Graciellie Design New Release

Hello everyone… May brings all the beautiful flowers. We have some that already blooming, and some are coming up soon… Inspired by flowers, today I have a Desert Rose Art Journal for this month that I created using the new digital stamp.

This new Desert Rose digital stamp is design by from Gracie. She has beautiful digital stamps and papers collection at her Etsy store, Graciellie Design.

I use this digital stamp on my May art journal. They are just so pretty!

I open the files with flower picture editing program, resized them into 3 sizes and then printed them with my inkjet printer on a heavyweight white cardstock. After that I fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors.

I colored them with Leisure Arts Watercolored Pencils and brush. I colored each of the bottom and tip of the petals and leaves. And then using watercolor brush and water, I pulled the pigment to fill the rest of the image. They turned into watercolored flowers. I set them a side to dry.

For the mixed media background, I started with adding acrylic paints (yellow and red) on my Canson Mixed Media journal page with brayer.

And then using used bubble wrap, I stamped it randomly on the page with black paint.

Once the paint dried, I added the homemade texture page on it with an old credit card. I spread all over the page thinly. And while the texture page still wet, I stamped the Joy Clair – Broken Brick Background Clear Stamp on it to give the wall texture on it. I cleaned the stamp right away with warm water so the texture paste won’t stuck on the stamp.

I added some Heidi Swapp Gold Screen Ink on brick texture and let it dry.

For the sentiments, I resized them to be big enough for the page. I printed them and trimmed them into rectangles. I drew the frame line using Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen.

All the pieces are ready to be put together. I added the flowers and sentiment with Aleene’s Tacky All Purpose Glue on the texture page. I finished the page with some white paint that I added it on the page using fan brush.

I love finding inspiration from the nature, especially flowers 🙂 I hope you all also can enjoy this art journal today. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!

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8 thoughts on “Desert Rose Art Journal – Graciellie Design New Release

  1. Welcome to Art Journal Journey, Helen. I am impressed with your digital stamps and how lovely they turned out when you colored them. I also like that cover, which turned out great, especially with that fabulous texture you achieved. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey. We hope to see you join us again, too.

  2. What a beautiful page! I love your design and the textured background that you created looks fabulous with those pretty flowers . Such wonderful quotes too! Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey! J

  3. What an amazing use of this beautiful stamps! Fabulous cover for your May Journal! We are happy to see you linking to Art Journal Journey this month! We hope to see your unique art in the future more often! Would be a pleasure for us!
    Happy rest of your week! Thank yu for joining Art Journal Journey!
    Hugs, Susi