This was a fun little piece because I got to play in the joint compound again. After applying the joint compound I stamped in it with bubble wrap and then carved into the paste with a pencil to create the leaf flower thingy’s (hmmm, maybe I should call them buds) Once the compound dried I used 2 shades of blue and 2 shades of green Faber Castel Gelatos (I love using those yummy little sticks of color!) and scribbled directly onto the joint compound. I then took a wet brush to paint out the colors. I scribbled some pink Gelato onto my craft mat, watered it down and then spattered it on to some of the areas.
I added paper to the buds by tracing the outline using tracing paper and then transferring to scrapbook paper, cutting them out and gluing them down. Once the glue dried, I doodled on and around the buds and into the stems with a black Pitt pen. I also did a little stamping of white dots and black lines around the flowers and painted the sides black. This was created on a cradled wood panel. I really like using wood as a substrate when using the joint compound.