Flower Art Using Old Book Pages

Flower art using old book pages can be a fun addition to your art journal pages or wall art. It can also be used to make cute cards or gift tags. I love the texture old book pages can add to watercolor or other mixed media creations.

Such great ideas on how to create flower art using old book pages and splattered acrylic paint from myflowerjournal

To create this flower art you will need watercolor paper, watercolors, acrylic paint, old book pages, flower punch, glue or Mod Podge, brushes, round bristle brush for splatters,masking tape, paper towel. Flower Art using Old Book Pages. Paint the pages and punch flowers-myflowerjournal.comPaint several old book pages in different flower colors. Use acrylic paint that has enough water in it to make it transparent. You want to see the book print through the paint . When the paint is dry punch out several flowers. You could also turn the painted page over and draw flowers on the back and cut them out.

Paint a watercolor background for your splattered paint flower art-myflowerjournal.com

Cut your watercolor paper a little bigger than the size you want and mask the around the finished size. Do a watercolor wash for the sky and background. A video showing how I splatter paint is here.
How to splatter paint to create splattered paint flower art.-myflowerjournal.com

How to splatter paint for splattered paint flower art.-myflowerjournal.comSplatter a few different colors of green paint on the watercolor background. Splatter some flower colors until it looks like a field of wildflowers. (More instructions and ideas about how to splatter paint here.) After the splatter paint is dry glue or Mod Podge the flowers on splatters that look like stems. Add a few leaves and more small flowers using acrylic paint and a small brush.

Flower Art Using Old Book Pages-Bird In Nest-myflowerjournal.com

This journal page uses old books pages cut in strips to create a nest for a bird. I did the bird and background first in watercolor then added strips cut from old book pages to make the nest. I think it looks best to cut the pages diagonally in strips for the nest. The flowers were punched from pages painted with a watercolor wash to give them color. I used a glue stick then Mod Podge to secure the paper nest. If you don’t want to do the bird in watercolor find a copyright free image of a bird and use it instead.

Cut old book pages to make a nest in my art journal-myflowerjournal.comChange the look by adding hearts instead of flowers.
Take a look at myflowerjournal.com for 6 fun and easy heart themed tutorials

Flower Art Collage with Old Book Pages-myflowerjournal.com

Old book pages make a nice border for this art journal page. I also used used acrylic paint, clip art collage, doodling and text cut from a newspaper.

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42 Responses to Flower Art Using Old Book Pages

  1. What a fun idea! =) Thanks for linking up at this week’s Pinterest Power Party! Hope you have a great evening!


  2. These art pieces are beautiful, Tammy. I love the bird in the ‘nest’. How wonderfully creative. Blessing hugs,

  3. I love all of this – I am always gluing old book pages and magazine pages onto everything. I’m going to have to try the flower garden. It would make a great Christmas gift for a friend. Love the bird in the paper nest – so happy I stopped by!

  4. Oh wow, these are so beautiful. I love the flowers, and thanks so much for the tutorial. Not sure I can do something as beautiful as yours, but I definitely want to try this. Thanks also for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  5. This is so interesting and pretty! I have never seen anything like this before..looks fun! :)

  6. Oh, my goodness! This is gorgeous! I love using book pages in crafting. Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial. I’d be honored if you linked this up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop that goes live at 8pm Central tonight. Hope to see you there!

  7. You are so very creative and clever!! Great mixed media. The gang over at My Personal Accent, would like to invite you to link-up this fantastic post at our new Blog Strut Peacock Style Link Party. Share as many of your creative ideas, recipes, and any other family friendly content as you like. We will be pinning every submission we receive. If you have a giveaway or contest you’d like to promote, feel free to post it on our giveaway page. Come on over and show us what you’ve got! http://www.mypersonalaccent.com/the-blog-strut-peacock-style-6

  8. Thanks so much for linking this up to All Things Thursday Blog Hop last week. I am featuring your beautiful artwork tomorrow as one of my picks from last week’s party. Come by and pick up your featured button. Hope you’ll party with us again tomorrow night!

  9. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

    • I think the main secret to long splatters is having enough paint on your brush. It takes some practice and experimenting to find the right brush and the right amount of paint. I use acrylic craft paint right out of the bottle. It seems to be a good consistency. When you rinse your brush wipe it with paper towel so it doesn’t water the paint down. I use a number 8 round brush. The brand is Masters Touch. I think it is from Hobby Lobby. The bristles are a medium stiffness. Hope that helps. Its kind of a trial and error process, but so much fun once you find the right brush and amount of paint and get your technique down.

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