Day 270 – A New Journal


Inspired by a Pam Garrison post on Instagram I made my own book plate in my new Stillman and Birn Zera.  My goal was to start in it April 1 and I did.  Already have four pages done  in it. 

I drew a curvy ribbon first.  Then I filled in with the black eyes Susans and added the Rose stems then the roses. After that I added all the leaves.  Next came the curly que leaves and last all the dots. 

I actually painted the ribbon with de artrementis brown document ink with my #2 Isabey sable brush. Lettering and the rest of the ink was done with my Noodler flex  pen with the same ink. 

After the ink dried I painted the daisies with DS Hansa yellow, the roses with DS Quin Magenta  and the leaves with a mix of the Hansa yellow and maganese blue and dabbed in a little mauve. Try it. Nice official way to start a new journal. 


The reverse of the first page. A good quote to remember when journaling.