Dorlene’s Mixed Media Art Pages



The background was created as a brush off piece of other projects. Originally it was covered in gesso and just had the blue marks in the center. Those marks were made from Dorlene’s left over paint on her fingers.

The pistachio ink was sprayed to test the color before adding to another project. The larger circles were added when she was creating one of the ICAD projects, while the silver spots and white circles are made from different markers.

She likes mopping up, wiping, stamping off, whatever it takes to use all products. Having her blank journal next to her helps on doing this. It’s amazing the backgrounds that come out of it.

The white splatter was achieved by using a new technique she learned from K Werner Design’s Youtube channel. You place acrylic paint on the edge of an acrylic block, add some water and using a paint brush, flick it toward the place you want the splatter. It controls the splatter to where you want it. She’s used this on many other projects and it’s a GREAT little tip.

(By the way, if you get a chance, check out her galaxy with watercolor paints video…too cool!)

She fussy cut the larkspur after water coloring the flowers and added yellow acrylic paint on the background to serve as a shadow before adhering the flowers to it.
At some point she decided to use a pencil and write summer and other words randomly on the page.


Acrylic Paint: Too Blue, Baby Blue, Lt. Pink, Sunny Yellow, White
Ink: Basic Black Re-inker
Markers: Silver Paint Marker and White Correction Ink Pen
Ink Spray: Ranger’s Pistachio
Watercolor Paint: Crayola (purple & blue and green & brown)
#2 Pencil


Toilet Tissue Roll
Paint Brush

Chris’ Copics Tips

July-FOM-Larkspur-Chris“Hello Friends,

We are celebrating Larkspur this month here at Lila Grey Stamps. This is a flower that I’m not familiar with….so off to Google image.

I was pleasantly surprised when my screen filled with a beautiful purple!!

I chose a series of violet markers to create the plum-like color. I used V01, V04, V05, V06 and V09. These can be tricky to shade. To help with the blending I used V01 to help soak the paper with alcohol to keep the ink moving.

I cropped the image off center to give the appearance of a whole field of flowers rather than just a single few.

I hope you enjoy this card. I love the purple.

Thanks for stopping by,

Copics used:

Violet: V01, V04, V05, V06, V09

Michelle’s Cards

Now for MiJuly-FOM-Larkspur-Michellechelle’s card we have Larkspurs in a slightly different color palette. This comes to show this flower’s variety in nature.

In this beautiful card we can clearly distinguish two different plans, each one carefully stitched with a pure white thread. In the back, we have a very nice marbly orange, creating a great contrast with the blue in the flowers. Right in front, a carefully cut-out arch window, made from plain white paper.

On top of all that we have of course the stars of this month, the beautiful Larkspurs, coming out of the white window, along with some layered white butterflies, to add a soft lively touch.

This card overall emits a sense of happiness with it’s bright colors, while still being calming, due to it’s white accents.

Credits: The background paper is from Recollections and the die is from Cheery Lynn.

July Flower of the Month – Larkspur
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