I call this one accidental cabbage because after I made it I couldn’t get it out of my head that it look like cabbage leaves. Oh well!!
Back in December, the creative squad was creating projects that celebrated thiat festive time of year. I love to think outside of the box with our creative squad prompts. So, when I sat down to contemplate warm wishes and holidays, I was immediately transported to somewhere tropical for some literal “warm” holiday wishes. I hope you enjoy my non-traditional and somewhat tropical take on a holiday wreath for a spread in my art journal.
Canson Mixed Media Journal/Paper Pad
Ranger Archival Inks in Garden Patina, Vibrant Fuchsia, Vivid Chartreuse
Tombow Mono Drawing Pens in an 03 and 05 – black
Nat’s Mini Clam Hex foam stamp
Nat’s Space Oddity Foam stamp
Nat’s circle drive negative small rubber stamp – NK72438
I began in my canson mixed-media journal. I placed a small pencil mark in the center of my page as a guide. Then I inked my space oddity foam stamp with vibrant fuchsia archival ink. Next, I pressed the foam stamp into the center of my page, pressing with even pressure. This striped design mimics a fun candy cane pattern. Here is where we begin with a non-traditional use of color. Instead of the normal red and white, this pink and white will feel a lot more modern and tropical.
I used the mini clam hex foam to create my faux tropical leaves around the center of my wreath. I inked up the foam stamp with vivid chartreuse archival ink and pressed the stamp down in an exact pattern that I repeated all the way around.
Next, I wanted to add some ornament balls all around the wreath. Nat’s small circle jumble rubber stamp set was the perfect thing. I chose the circle drive negative stamp and inked it up with garden patina archival ink. I stamped the ornaments all over the wreath.
I used my tombow mono drawing pens to add a little detail around each ornament and leaf.
Lastly, in pencil I sketched out a little fun hand-lettered sentiment. Once I settled on the design, I drew over it with my drawing pens and erased the pencil marks.