butterflies in her hair

I don’t always plan my art journal page, they often just evolve as i go. Sometimes i start with a word in my head, or a colour i makes me feel happy, more often i start with a rough idea of the theme: a bird flying, a house, flowers near a stream.  This time i wanted to create a woman with long flowing hair. I knew i wanted her to be thoughtful.


I love how this turned out, and to me the butterflies are her thoughts as they enter her mind. Beautiful carefree thoughts.

I used: dylusions sprays over the entire page the painted over area with a wet foam brush to manipulate the colours and add contours. The woman’s face is a hand cut stencil painted in black paint, details of hair and on face are added with fabre castell gelatos. Butterflies are printables cutout and glued down.

6 thoughts on “butterflies in her hair

  1. dreamtimedesigns says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I am currently getting items together so I can start creating my own art journal. Thank you for giving us an idea with the items you have used to create your page as it definitely helps me with knowing which supplies I need 🙂 I have seen a few artists that glue their journal pages together to create extra thickness of the page. Do you do this? If so, would you be able to tell me the type of glue you use please?

    I am now a follower (& new to WordPress) as I can’t wait to see what you come up with next 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing.


    • rockmelon says:

      Hi dreamtimes, no i do not glue my art journal pages together, i use 125gsm art journal pages which is adequate, i rarely get colour bleeding through. I often glue tissue paper or dictionary paper over the 125gsm pages too. Have fun starting your own art journal, regards rochelle


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