Grungy Flowery Grid

This is a tutorial originally created as a guest post at Robin Mead's blog. I share how to create this page of flowery grungy flowers on a sea of blue acrylic paint.

I hope that you try this easy background technique; it’s a layer of Golden heavy body acrylics that reminds me of the ocean. I went on a treasure hunt through a stack of magazines looking for little bouquets and vases of flowers and made a grid of flowers. Ideas for a gridded page include… blue items, things with patterns, paint chips, hats and blocks of text. Explore your magazines and assorted paper ephemera for fun things to use in your collage, using any theme you wish!


Watch it here, or pop over to Vimeo {7 minutes}


Art journaling doesn’t need to be in an actual journal! I created this page on the heavy cardboard back of a wire-bound pad of watercolor paper.

Here's an index to all of the tutorials in the series.