I’m back with my third (and last) Dandelions page, as I mentioned in the first one, An Abundance of Dandelions, and The Watchers – Abundance of Dandelions 2, this is from Wanderlust week 4 with Shay Michelle, and it required a brown paper bag which I had some trouble finding initially, but I can usually find something to substitute in my house – it’s that kind of house lol.

As this is a class lesson, there is no tutorial, just a starting out photo and a lot of photos of the finished page.

I set up a few different pages as I wasn’t sure which of them would work – if any – and left them to dry while I got on with other things.  In the end, I decided to use all three of them because I hate waste.  This post is all about the one on the top right.

So this page uses one side of the small chemist bag which will fit on my A5 size page. I had planned to use the two small pages side by side in a spread but the colours were to clashy to make that work, so then I had to paint more pages to match these small ones which took even more time – I really didn’t think this through lol.   This is the finished page, the rest of the photos are various angles and close up, so feel free to skip to the end.

Here’s a look at some of the gorgeous pink metallic watercolour paint I got recently. This page also has a lot of shiny gold washi tape on both sides.

As with the first two pages I also have cute kitty washi tape, but a different one again this time.

Here’s a closer look at the left hand page where you can see the shiny watercolour better and that gold washi tape!
Abundance is my word of the year, which I wrote on the first page, and my supporting words are Comfort and Restore, but I couldn’t help adding Joy to the page when I looked at the little kitty in the basket and thought about how much joy cats bring with them into people’s lives, especially now during these lockdown times. It would be a very different situation without their companionship, that’s for sure!

I used more or less the same supplies on this page as the first two, just with some different colour choices and different washi.


So that’s the third of the dandelion pages finished.

This was a fun lesson. If you want to see the other two versions of this page, I have linked them below.   Hope you like the page, let me know what you think in the comments.    As always, thanks for reading!



Art Journal Journey – February Challenge – Heavy Metal – gold pen, silver pen, pink metallic watercolour splatters, pink metallic acrylic strips, gold washi tape
Funkie Junkie – Groundhog Day – Challenge:  The challenge is to use something that you use all the time and this is my third entry that uses the same technique that I love to repeat – paint splatters especially metallic ones!  On this page, blue and pink metallic splatters.


My handmade journal
watercolour paper, gesso, watercolour paint, salt, gold pen, silver pen, paint pens, metallic watercolour, brown paper, dandelion stencil and paste, washi tape, washi stickers, leftover painted paper scraps,

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Helene Huber
March 14, 2021 7:38 pm

After you commented on my blog, I had to find you to see if you’ve done any Wanderlust posts too. Your dandelion is stunning. And kudos for capturing “gold” in photos.

February 18, 2021 1:45 pm

Love all the painted layers and recycling the paper bags is such a smart idea. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.

February 13, 2021 1:36 pm

I love how you did this Elle and it’s great for the Heavy Metal theme – Thank you for joining in! Hugs, Chrisx

Alison Hall
February 11, 2021 7:25 pm

Simply beautiful!!!

Erika N
February 10, 2021 11:28 pm

Nice dandelions this post. I love the little Japanese looking kitty on the page too. And the metallic colors work too. Thanks for joining us at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

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