My blooming garden


This week is the first real spring week by us, even warmer then usual, so I decided to put my flower boxes outside. As I have no garden, they sit on my window frame. I bought some nice bulbs planted them and with my patience seems very hard to wait what comes out. So I brainstormed in my art journal:

my garden…

Surrealistic, maybe not, love the contrast.

I was beginning with a layer of ink to colorize some paper: magenta and gold.

Then I added my first flower stencil layer with acrylic, I wanted to have some small flowers, so I cut my own stencil, stupid me from paper (though I would not be able to hand-cut from plastic this small pattern), so nicely had to say good bye to it after I finished.

But as I am a layer girl, I needed to have some extra. So I added some texture and white washed the background:

Now that’s more like me. Satisfied I took one of my favorite flower stencils: the “poppies” took the silhouette and painted the background with acrylics: persian blue and phthalo green. Added the text and outlined with Molotow marker. Tadaah:

Do you have a garden? How does it look like nowadays?

I am sharing my work with Journal 52 weekly prompt.


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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11 Responses to My blooming garden

  1. Jackie N says:

    Fabulous Ruth! I actually loved every layer!!Especially your handcut stencil one! too bad it was on paper 😦

    • lerusho says:

      Yeah, sometimes I wanna play fast and oops, a simple paper layer is easy to cut with a crafter’s knife, but plastic or film is more difficult, I think I would need to have a cameo or a brother machine, but right now I don’t have a budget for it, it’s in my planning anyway 🙂

  2. j.ajabad says:

    Goregous. I love the stenciled flowers inside the bulbs. I’m digging the texture, LOL! How did you do that?

    • lerusho says:

      The first layer is ink and on top of the ink layer came a stenciled acrylic, finally I covered it with gesso. The other part of texture is a simple flower packaging can buy it by any paper retailer!

  3. love the magenta and gold background, it really pops, I think it would have worked very well with the dark background. Love the texture.

  4. Linda B says:

    Your process is amazing. I love the darker colors you ended up with… fabulous!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Ophelia says:

    Gosh, this is really amazing!! Absolutely love your work!!

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