Larkspur art journal page

I love purple and blue flowers, and larkspurs are one of my favourites. In the language of flowers, larkspurs signify lightness and levity. They also have magical connections to health and protection.


For the journal page I used paints and inks, washi tape, corrugated cardboard, a stencil, cutout butterflies, a pressed larkspur flower, larkspur seeds, rust-dyed fabrics, a white pen, and impasto gel medium.

Larkspurs self-seed in our garden and come up every spring in myriad colours of blues, purples and pinks. Their soft, feathery foliage is pretty, too.

At the moment, with the end of summer and herbs starting to die off, my studio has become a drying room with bunches of bergamot, lemon balm, and basil hanging from the rafters to dry for use in the winter.

19 thoughts on “Larkspur art journal page

  1. Your journal layout is beautiful! I love how you carried the purple throughout. And such a lovely background. Your studio looks like such an inspiring place to create. Maybe you should share more photos, as I would love to see it! (hint, hint)
    I love drying herbs! I bet they smell wonderful hanging in your creative space.


  2. Wow, this is such a beautiful summery page! I love the colours and texture that you created in the background to showcase your pretty larkspur photo, flowers and seeds – amazing ๐Ÿ˜. The flowers in your garden as always looks spectacular and it must be lovely to dry herbs from your garden too. By the way your stunning collage caught my eye with the pretty angel, bunny, spring images and sentiment! I hope you had the most wonderful summer and wishing you much happiness! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x


  3. I think your journal page is beautiful Kristah, and so are the larkspurs. Iโ€™d love to have them in my garden, especially if they self seed and spread those glorious blues around. I havenโ€™t had any luck so far with the one or two I planted.


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