Sunday, February 22, 2015

Aromatherapy with Vanilla - Journal52 Week 8

Hello Friends :)

Today I am sharing a simple page I made for the prompt 'aromatherapy' for my Journal52 art journal. I was thinking I not would post it here as I really just wanted to leave my previous post of the Elephant family up longer! That painting was such a joy to make and share. It was also a long and more involved process, full of layers and fully infused with my energy. But then, I  realized that not everything has to be complicated to be beautiful. This page about the scent of vanilla made me think about being relaxed and calm...which is what the scent of vanilla does to me... So here it is :)


For the first step..I created a background using Dylusions spray in Dirty Martini...love that name! I sprayed the page with a little water as well and then rolled it around making drippy designs. I also managed to turn my fingers a lovely shade of green. Oh well..maybe I will become a leprechaun in time for St. Patrick's Day :)


Next I used a swirl stencil with acrylic paint applied with a stencil brush. I made a light yellowy/vanillaish color first. Then turned the stencil the opposite way and added a light brown.


Now I drew my sketch of a vanilla flower and some vanilla beans using a graphite pencil.


An painted it in using basics acrylic paint. (yes those are sweet tart hearts..yum)


Finally I finished off the page using my black Posca paint pen to write in the words. Yes, I know vanilla is misspelled..but hey it is my art journal and I AM a sketchy speller...lol  I also added some highlights with my white Posca. And, I went around the edges with a saffron colored ink pad..just dragging it over the paper.


I hope you enjoyed my simple page. I am linking it with Journal52.
<3 Shel


10 comments:

  1. The close up flower reminds me of Georgia O'Keeffe. I really like it. C

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    1. Thank you Cindy. I do love Georgia O'Keeffe :)

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  2. oh yum, I can smell it's sweet aroma!!!

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  3. I love that initial green ink splosh! And the drawing/painting is just amazing, as usual.

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    1. Thank you Zsuzsa :) That green color is great..just ask my green fingers lol

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  4. Fabulous image for aromatherapy! I like how you layered all the elements to build a final picture. The colours are great too.

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    1. Thanks so much Sally. I really do love that smell...I bathe in it!

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  5. I really like your vanilla bean flower. I can envision smelling the aroma of vanilla. The background colors are nice, as usual. :)

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