art journal | a year in flowers – poppy

Hi! Today I am back with another art journal page for my disc bound journal. It’s one of the pages for my “a year in flowers” project where I create a flower page for each letter of the alphabet. So today it’s P and here are my lovely poppies

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

The disc bound journal I am working on is 6×6 and you get get it pre-made or watch a video on how to do it yourself here. Such disc bound journals are really easy to use since you can take the pages off and put them back again when you finish working on them. They come in various sizes and shapes.

For my art journal background I had some fun with my gel plate. I used my new Arteza acrylic paints to see how they work on it and I was so pleased with the results! I used “naples yellow” and “pearl copper gold” for the background. For the poppies I used “brilliant red” and the leaves and stems is a combination of “chromium oxide green” and “mars brown”.

The poppies are from the Build A Flower – Poppy stamp set by Altenew. For their build a flower collection they release a new stamp set on the 1st of every month and just for today they have a 20% sale on them. Check below for links.

The stamp set includes not only the outline of the flowers and leaves but also stamps for layering. I usually do all the shading in my art journal pages with my big brush markers but since I had the convenience of these stamp layers I took the easy road. It also includes matching dies which are a great time saver. In my case I didn’t want to have that outside border so I cut out everything with my good old scissors.

supplies, sales & coupon codes

Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

  • Shop at Altenew and get 20% off Build-A-Flower products from 5/29/2019 at 12:01 AM EDT until 5/30/2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. No code needed to enjoy this deal!
  • Shop at Arteza and get 10% off sitewide when you use the code PROMO10
  • Shop at Scrapbook.com and get 20% to 50% off on all your Die Cutting needs from machines to dies and more! This sale ends Thursday, May 30th at midnight, MST

Build-A-Flower: Poppy
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Acrylic Premium Artist Paint Set – 60…
[ ARTZ ]
Joggles DISC BOUND WATERCOLOR 6X6…
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Me and My Big Ideas – Create 365…
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Winsor Newton CLASSIC WATERCOLOR…
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Gel Press 6 x 6 REUSABLE GEL PRINTING…
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Ranger Ink – Gel Plate – Brayers -…
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Darkroom Door POLKA DOTS Large…
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Clear Double Sided Adhesive Roll -…
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Nuvo – Gilding Flakes – Sunkissed Copper
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Darkroom Door Cling Stamp ELEGANT…
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Penny Black Cling Stamp SCRIPT 40-470
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Altenew – Dies – Classic Alphabet
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Grapevine Crisp Dye Ink
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Nuvo – Crystal Drops Gloss – Bottle…
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Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
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11 Comments

  1. So pretty! The flowers are beautiful and look real 🙂

    May 29, 2019
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  2. Debbie F. said:

    That is one really great art journal page!!!! Lots of tips and techniques in the video, which I really appreciate, and I love poppies! I recently bought a gel plate and LOVE it. The first thing I learned was not to put too much medium down. Guess how I learned that?!!! Yup. Alcohol ink oozing everywhere!!!! Thanks for the reminder and tips on using it. I too find fussing cutting relaxing. Those Artez paints are beautiful — especially the copper pearl. It never occurred to me to try stamping over acrylic paint!! It works well!! Thank you so much for this great video and for sharing your beautiful art journal page!

    May 29, 2019
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  3. Marian Hillier said:

    Wow – Vicky so beautiful as usual.
    I love watching you create your beautiful art journal pages.

    May 29, 2019
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  4. Barbara Smith said:

    Absolutely Gorgeous!

    May 29, 2019
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  5. Julie L said:

    I’ve never used a gel plate, but I love the idea of stamping poppies on a painted surface. For some reason I have a hard time coloring poppies and getting the shading right.

    May 29, 2019
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  6. Debbie P said:

    Beautiful journal page. Love it. Thank you for sharing all your tips.

    May 29, 2019
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  7. Toril said:

    Your art make me so happy 😍 i love your YouTube 😊 love from norway 😃

    May 30, 2019
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  8. Teresa Doyle said:

    A fantastic art journal page Vicky, another great one for the book!

    May 30, 2019
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  9. Marcie Lovett said:

    Another beautiful page! I so enjoy these videos, Vicky.

    May 30, 2019
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  10. What an absolutely gorgeous layout. I love that you used the gelli plate for this layout, I just recently started using mine and am loving it. This gives me so much inspiration for more ways to use it. I have learned so much from you, thank you so much!

    May 31, 2019
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  11. Henriëtte said:

    A stunning Art Journal page Vicky. I love the way you made the background, those Arteza paints look very smooth and opaque.
    Thank you for showing your stunning art work.

    June 1, 2019
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