Skulls & Roses

Afternoon, an art journal page to share this.


Skulls & Roses, Art Journal, Mixed Media, Dylusions, Dyan Reaveley, Stamping, Stencils, Tim Holtz


Step by Step

Applied Dylusions paint, Crushed Grape and After Midnight, to the art journal pages using a blending tool.

Used a couple of Dylusions stencils, hearts and circles, with the Dylusions paints, same colours as above, and a blending tool.

Used circle stencil from Clarity Stamps with White Linen Dylusions paint and a blending tool.

Add some interest to the background using black Archival ink with Indigo Blu’s Script Background stamp.

Stamped one of the roses from Dylusions Pin Up Queen stamp set, using black Archival ink.

Coloured the roses with Magic Color Fluid Acrylic inks.

Highlighted some of the stencil hearts and circles with white Derwent Paint Liner pen.

Emphasized the white stencilled circles with black Derwent Paint Liner pen.

Framed the stamped roses with a white Derwent Paint Liner pen, just simply dotted around the roses.

Stamped the body, skull & roses, from the Dylusions Pin Up Queen stamp set, using black Memento ink. Coloured with Copic markers and added the spots using black Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen.

Stamped the text, from a Phrases2 Tim Holtz stamp set, using Versafine Smoky Gray ink, onto white card stock. Inked the edges of the text using Black Soot Distress ink.

Adhered the stamped images to the journal page using DecoArt Matte Medium.

Added a border to the page using black Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen.


Skulls & Roses, Dylusions, Stamping, Stencils, Art Journal, Mixed Media, Tim Holtz, Copics


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Dark and Daring – #4 Anything Goes

Dream In Darkness – August Make It Crafty

Mausoleum of the Damned – #2 ATG 


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day ❤️












6 thoughts on “Skulls & Roses

  1. Lyn says:

    Love your page, great image and background colours, thank you for sharing with us at Dark n Daring – good luck hope to see you again soon
    Lyn – DT


  2. Granne says:

    Oh my, this is a piece to remember, totally love everything on it, the image, colors, sentiment and all the details. Thank you for joining Dream in Darkness August challenge, I hope to see you back in September.


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