Journal Page Border Ideas

Borders can add so much to a watercolor illustration, journal page or card.I have been experimenting and trying to find some new journal page borders I can do in watercolor. Here are my favorite ones with a few tips and instructions on how I created them.
Learn how to do a variety of watercolor borders to use for journal pages, cards and other art projects. from myflowerjournalSupplies: Watercolor Paper, **Watercolors, watercolor brush or waterbrush, pencil, black pen

**Watercolors: After taking a watercolor class on Craftsy I now use the Daniel Smith Essentials Set (a limited palette) plus a few favorite colors for most of my watercolor projects, but there are times when its nice to use premixed colors like the ones found in the Koi Watercolor set.I like to use the Daniel Smith Watercolor Essential Set-myflowerjournalThe Koi Watercolor SetThis site has some great tips and tutorials. I love the watercolor border ideas. They will look great in my art journal.

Remember if you add splatters to cover up any areas of you page where you don’t want splattered paint. This vine border is similar to my watercolor flower wreaths. You can get more ideas visiting that page.

Tulip Watercolor Painting with a simple border-myflowerjournal

This is a very simple border around these watercolor tulips, but one I use often.

Fall Watercolor Journal Page With Decorative Border-myflowerjournal.com

Sometimes it adds interest to have your watercolor sketch escape outside the border. The sunflower leaves just couldn’t be confined to the center of the page in this watercolor.

Luminous Watercolor Mixing Class on Craftsy

I’ll be sharing Journal Page Border Ideas on :  Tweak It Tuesday,  Inspire Me TuesdayWow Us Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday,  Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits, Be Inspired Friday,  Show and Tell FridayInspiration GalleryFeathered Nest Friday, Paint Party Friday

21 Responses to Journal Page Border Ideas

  1. I thoroughly love your blog! I’ve painted the vine & other borders many times on my greeting cards. And yes, it does make each card, painting or journal page more striking.
    Thanks for sharing all your different techniques & ideas.
    Grandma Nancy

  2. So very, very pretty and so kind of you to share how to make them. They look so involved, but your instructions make it sound so simple. Thank you.
    Cindy

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