Mixed Media Abstract Flowers with Dina Wakley Media Acrylics

Having fun finger painting abstract flowers mixed media style in a Dylusions Creative Journal with Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylics.

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Hi Blitsy Fans!

It is no secret that I am flower obsessed right now! I had this idea in my head to make a bunch of abstract, drippy flowers in my art journal. It might not have turned out exactly as I envisioned but the best thing about working in an art journal is you get to try out all these awesome ideas in your mind without expectation or fear. It is one of the main reasons I encourage everyone interested in Mixed Media to start in an art journal. In fact, the more I work in my art journals, the more I take those ideas or others onto a canvas! I was so excited to get my hands on the new Dina Wakely Media Heavy Body Acrylic colors she released in January. I mean, come on, who doesn't want a paint color called Cheddar, Ocean and Elephant! I have a thing about picking my colors based on fun names. I do the same thing with nail polish, but I digress! This page came together almost entirely by finger painting and it was a ton of fun. There is a reason our toddlers old loves to paint with there hands! There is something incredibly textile about getting your fingers and hands full of the paint medium you are using. I feel like you get to know it even better that way, you understand it and also become a part of it. Your creativity can really flow when you are willing to get a little, well, maybe a lot messy! So with that in mind, let me show you how I created this fun art journal page.

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Supply List:

  • Dylusions Creative Journal
  • Liquitex Gesso
  • Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Paints (Ocean, Turquoise, Elephant, Fuchsia, Cheddar, Blushing, Evergreen, Ruby, Blackberry Violet, Night, White)
  • Dina Wakley Media Stiff Bristle Paint Brushes
  • Dina Wakley Fine Tip Applicator
  • Sharpie Water-Based Fine Paint Marker
  • Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Ink (Black)
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pen (Black)
  • Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
  • Sea Sponges
  • Reeves Tear-Off Palette
  • Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

Close Ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing this page come together in my art journal and it encourages you to try all the new ideas you have in mind as well. Art journals become our safe place as artists. Use them and explore your own inner creativity. Until next time, Happy Crafting!