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.