Get Messy | Water Colour Obsession

This is a very late post to the blog about my Get Messy Art Journal pages for last week. I have been battling migraines on and off for the past week and after struggling through at work the last thing I have felt like doing is sitting at my computer – but I am finally doing it.


I have focused once again on my 4×4 journal album. It is just so quick and easy to put together pages.

I have been trying out different styles, techniques and mediums over the last few months to see what I prefer working with – and I think I may have worked it out. Simple, clean pages with minimal writing and lots of water colour.


I created the left hand side image by using a paper punch and punching a heap of dragonflies in various shades of pink and grey. Then I placed them in the shape of a heart. The hardest bit was glueing those little suckers down. They are so tiny!

The second page is a monotone water colour of my beautiful baby rabbit (well she’s actually 8 months old but still tiny and soft and cuddly). It turned out better than I could have imagined.


The next two pages are my ode to spring. I have survived another Tasmanian winter and spring is in the air. The daffodils are in flower and the trees are bursting to life. In case you hadn’t worked it out – spring is my favourite season!

Again I have played with water colour. I just love the uneven effect the paint creates. And it is different depending on the card stock you use.

How are you Getting Messy at the moment?


Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Go check out these amazing pages creating by some crazy talented ladies who all have a unique perspective and style.

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8 thoughts on “Get Messy | Water Colour Obsession

  1. I’m rather new to art journalling (and blogging – I’m currently doing the blogging 101 course) – so anything to inspire me or help me work is so welcome. Thanks for sharing this!

      1. Thank you! And I agree, working small is really quite challenging. I recently joined an ATC swap (my first – so many firsts lately)and was astounded at the size of them – some people actually paint stuff on theirs – real recognizable art stuff!
        Anyway, thanks for replying. Take care.

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