Floral Pursuits by Love Karla Designs

Painting with liquid gold leaf (Hint: I'm obsessed)

floral mural shop talk

Painting with liquid gold leaf (Hint: I'm obsessed)

Liquid gold leaf might just be the best thing since sliced bread. Or, you know, take out coffee. Here I'll share my experience using Liquid Leaf and some photos of our nursery re-do!

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Introducing the Colour Collection of Art Prints!

Introducing the Colour Collection of Art Prints!

I've been experimenting a lot lately with coloured pens (Prismacolor has an amazing selection) as well as re-colouring my floral illustrations on Procreate. I love how a simple black ink drawing can be totally transformed with a touch of neutral colour. Printed on a 100% cotton rag paper (read: tree-free), these prints are matte and have the slightest bit of texture, making them look and feel like the original piece. I chose colours that are fun and whimsical but still lend themselves well to neutral or minimalistic home decor. They're the perfect way to add a touch of floral to...

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New gold leaf floral mural + Lesson (finally) learned in colour matching

New gold leaf floral mural + Lesson (finally) learned in colour matching

For a while now I've been feeling like our nursery needed a refresh. My youngest daughter inherited her bedroom from my oldest daughter when we moved her into her "big girl" room. They're only a year apart, so everything in the room was still fairly new and fresh when she was born. The nursery had a light pink wall with gold heart decals on it serving as an accent behind the crib, and it just never really gave me any kind of satisfaction. I painted it two days before I had my first baby, and the colour wasn't even close to...

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How YOU are styling MY floral illustrations!

How YOU are styling MY floral illustrations!

As a {really, really} small creative business, I'm not sure there is anything better than seeing my art in your homes. I love knowing that something I've created has found a home other than my own desk. Here are a few of my favourite spaces right now that have one (or more) of my art prints in them.  Holly of @calling_allcreators included this print in her bedroom. A simple glass frame with a minimal black edging showcases the art, adding a subtle touch of pretty to this masculine, bohemian-inspired space. This is one of my favourite recent designs, printed on...

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I painted a floral mural inside a chicken coop. Yep. A chicken coop.

I painted a floral mural inside a chicken coop. Yep. A chicken coop.

From time to time, I get strange requests. Some recent ones include: Can you please draw me a tulip bouquet in ink for free? (No.) Can you draw me some serpents for a tattoo on my ankle? (Just no.) Can you please send me all the digital files of your drawings so I can pick one out to print and frame? (Hard no.) But then, from time to time, something odd comes along and I just can't say no. This time, it was a request from a friend for a floral mural in her new chicken coop.   { beginning stages...

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