Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Melissa Guest's Underwater Journal for May 2019 featuring the Water Babies; by Janie O'Brien

  1. This month I managed to remember to get some shots as I progressed. Melissa provides a humungous journal with more than 120 pages, opening to A3. Too big? Yes I think so; postage is steep at more than $20.00 according to the label when I received it. The paper to work on though is very light and not really fit to paint on. Luckily for me I decided in advance to collage and I chose most of my papers from Pinterest or Google. The above picture shows the background sea water paper I decided for my background. I used photo quality Epson matt papers for my collage elements as these papers display colour really well.
Next I started adding my 'coral' elements
and more......
and more until the bottom 1/3 was filled with coral.
Finally, the top portion of the water was painted in green & turquoise, a snorkeler was added along with water babies fish. Touch ups with marker pens finally added accents.


  1. This is enchanting Janie ❤ love it❤

  2. Love all of your bright colours Janie, great underwater scene!

  3. It's glorious, such rich colours and those water babies are so cute. Great spread Janie xox


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