The Poppy Field by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, welcome to the second part of my nature themed double sided triptych project which on this side features one of my favourite flowers and was inspired by the current desktop image on my computer which is a gorgeous meadow scene with lots of colourful poppies.


Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic Paints – Geranium, Green Olive
Ranger Archival Inks – Jet Black, Fern Green, Wild Orchid
Old Store Card


If you refer to my project for last week, you’ll see that I covered the panels first with white gesso. I then coloured the top halves of the panels with a mix of blue and white paints and the lower halves with yellow and green.

I stamped poppies on the panels with the VersaFine black ink, 3 on the main panel and 1 on each of the side panels and heat embossed the images with clear powder. 

I then gave the flowers a basecoat of pale pink – I find this a bit softer than white. This gives a good background for the further painting of the poppies bearing in mind they’re on a combination of blue and yellow!

The next step is the fun one as it’s time to grow your field! I started off by using an old store card with the olive paint to make blades of grass across the panels. I then added some stamped grasses using a stamp from my stash (if you don’t have one, just take a look at the fab new Paper Artsy Lin Brown stamps – ELB30 has some stunning grasses).

I then did something I hope Darcy will forgive me for as I wanted a different grass image and obtained it by snipping the last shorter grass off the side and using it with the wild orchid ink. I then painted the poppies with the geranium paint (wrong flower I know but it’s a lovely bright red).

I added more detail with dots of paint and swipes of orange with the store card until I was happy with the effect. I stamped some butterflies on stamping card with the black Archival ink and painted on some colour, just a little pale yellow as I wanted a good contrast to the background. I glued these on to finish.

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Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. Wow! Fliss, that's gorgeous! Such a beautiful field of poppies. Lx

  2. Double wow!! Absolutely stunning poppy fields, could stare at it for hours :)
    Donna xx

  3. Oh this is beautiful, I wish I was sat in that field now!


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