Fearless Friday, Floral Initial

I saw some cute wood letters with flowers

on my friend Niki’s blog

I thought it would be fun to design one on paper

that could be used to make stationary,

gift tags or cards

I browsed Pinterest for ideas and made a collage

to inspire my design

Niki’s wood R is the gray one bottom right,

isn’t it cute?

I kept my design simple with a winding vine of roses

then finished it with splatter and dots

I started with a ruler to get the main lines of the J straight

Then drew the rest of the letter free form,

with a lot of erasing and redrawing until I liked it

Once I liked the J,

I began to add roses and leaves on a vine

Then I erased the pencil where the flower vine is covering the letter outline

I inked over the pencil with a waterproof .05 fine liner pen

and erased the rest pencil lines

I used pink and yellow watercolor for the flowers,

2 greens for the leaves, 2 browns for the vine

Next I filled in the J with a dual tip black marker,

using the small tip to outline

and the broad tip to fill in the large areas

Then dots and splatter

Floral J, 5″ x 7″ watercolor, marker, ink on mixed media paper

I used PicMonkey and added a frame,

then resized it to make a stationary page and a gift tag

Have fun and design your own custom initial~

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party 

Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

Full Plate Thursday / Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters

28 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Floral Initial”
  1. Mary says:

    Adorable Jenna! I always love when you finish your art with your signature splatter. Happy Friday. ♥

  2. Rita C. says:

    I LOVE this. Note cards, please!!

  3. Nancy says:

    Oh, how fabulous! Notecards and stationery for sure! Happy weekend to you!

  4. These are delightful!

  5. Pam says:

    Jenna, this is perfect! Thank you for sharing. Happy Friday!

  6. lghiggins says:

    It’s always fun to watch your projects in progress. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  7. NikiLEOwife says:

    This is beautiful! Thanks for linking to my wood letters!

  8. Another great art lesson on Friday! Indeed, lovely!

  9. Always enjoy your process. Lovely and I love the splatter and dots. Happy weekend…..

  10. EsmeSalon says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love it
    I visited you via Happiness Is Homemade Link Party
    If you are not already part of SSPS, this is a personal invite to hop over and come and share your posts with us at Senior Salon Pit Stop, every Monday to Saturday, and share your awesome post/s with us as well.
    See my entries: 44+46 to the bottom of my page for the Senior Salon Pit Stop linkup, we hope to meet you there virtually.

  11. Kim says:

    Jenna, this is so cute. What a neat idea to make it into stationary and a gift tag – very creative. I’m a lover of your splatter too. Happy weekend!

  12. This is really cute — and really happy. I like the idea very much!

  13. That is so cool – I just love to watch your process too! Thanks! I’m coming back here the next time I feel fearless! 😊

  14. Pam says:

    I love this, Jenna!! So pretty, and I love how you made a stationery page and gift tag! I really appreciate how you showed each part of the process.

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