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Colourful Carmen Art Journal

Hi Lovelies,

I'm bringing you another post today full of stunning snapshots from inside the glorious art journal belonging to Helen Hollands! This week's Art Journal page gives off Carmen Miranda vibes with vibrant flowers, elegant swirls and splashes of shimmer!

This page features the Laurel Birch 'Blossoming Woman' stamp which Helen has stamped with a black ink and coloured with vibrant colours. This stamp set also comes with a matching die set if you really detest cutting or prefer something a little faster.

After stenciling some flourish swirls Helen has created a cloudy purple and blue background to contrast the colours in the flowers to make them really standout.

From Helen's many years of experience and art studies, she has really mastered the art of pairing colours together. Helen always encourages ladies to mix things up and choose their own colours if they wish but is more than happy to offer guidance when selecting colour combinations. Her classes are all about having fun and exploring new techniques and methods!

Helen has stamped various textures along the boarder of the page along and added a generous splash of gold embossing powder on top the swirl flourish texture.

Helen has added a fitting phrase of  'Colour Your World' in a black grease pencil. You can also add some white highlights to make the lettering standout more.  

Helen's Art Journal Classes, just like this one, are jam packed full of techniques to learn. These classes are often fully booked so make sure to call to reserve your seat or come into the store to check out our other classes! 


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