• Helen Colebrook

Whimsical Flowers Journal Tutorial


Whimsical Flowers Journal Pages

In today's blog post, I'm going to share a really easy tutorial for creating whimsical flowers in your journal. I love adding creative elements to my journal pages as I think they give such a personal touch and are really fun to do.


*You can click on the images below to enlarge them.



Step 1: Draw some small circles to form the centre of your flower. Then add eight straight lines coming outwards, with a small dot on the end of each. I am using a Sakura Pigma Micron pen for my doodles.


Step 2: Add shorter lines in between each of the long lines, again with a small dot on the end. Then add five little lines, like tassels, coming out from each dot.


Step 3: To finish off the flower, add lots of fine lines all the way around, coming out from the centre circle. Now add another two flowers along the bottom of your page.



Step 4: Add some simple grass elements in between each of your flowers.


Step 5: Now add some reed grasses to fill up the bottom of your page. I drew lots of lines and then added a bold reed shape to the top of some of them.


Step 6: You can add colour in any way you like, but in this example I am using Kuretake watercolour paint with an Escoda paint brush. I started off with a pale blue watery wash and then added a darker blue pigment into the centre of the flower.



Step 7: Add dark green to your leaves.

Step 8: For an extra whimsical effect, add a darker ring of colour around the outside of the flowers.

Step 9: Add a light green wash to your reed stems. I also added some blue watercolour splashes all over my journal pages.



Step 10: Add the date of your journal entry and a brush-lettered quote. I used a Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen with a firm nib for this.


Step 11: Finish off by adding your journal writing.


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I really hope you enjoyed this blog post and that it's given you some new ideas for your own journal. You can also watch the video tutorial down below, Helen



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