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Botanicals in Art Journaling


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“I must have flowers, always and always.”
– Monet

Flowers and plants provide an endless amount of inspiration for artists and beauty lovers all around the world. Through this floral focused art journaling course, Botanicals, you will be guided through a multitude of different ways to use botanical beauty and inspiration in your art journal. You will learn six new ways to incorporate flowers and plants into your art journaling through various art forms like drawing, collaging, painting and more to create beautiful botanical spreads. Through these lessons, you will create art journal spreads that are blooming with beauty that is simple and intricate, detailed and abstract. If you love blooms and are awed by their beauty, then this is the perfect course for you. Enroll today and infuse your art with nature’s most lovely masterpieces.

Your teacher

Alicia Schultz


Alicia Schultz is an artist living in Portland, Oregon, USA. When she’s not making art, she can be found smelling the flowers with her two daughters. Alicia has been inspired by flowers for as long as she remembers but she especially started noticing them when she lived in New York City following college. The first signs of spring, witch hazel blooming in Central Park and the white magnolia tree on the next block over from her apartment, were always a welcomed sign of spring coming and the City coming back to life after cold winter days. While she wasn’t painting and drawing flowers in those days, she did (& still does) take lots of photos of flowers. Now, Alicia lives in the Pacific Northwest where flowers can be found blooming almost all year long. Her favorite flowers are peonies, but she is also a fan of dahlias, camellias, and magnolias. Alicia has been making art for most of her life and art journaling almost daily for the last two years. She’s a member of the 2018 Mess Makers team with Get Messy. Along with art journaling, Alicia creates stationery, paints abstracts and florals, illustrates, and hand letters.

Lesson Plan


Welcome to Botanicals!


Blind contour botanicals


Ink drawings with pointed nib and paint brush


Painted botanicals


Collage images of botanicals


Line drawings to use as collage ephemera


Closing thoughts by Alicia


Make Your Art Bloom with Botanical Collage

In the class

Get Messy membership

Get Messy is a catalyst for artistic growth, a guide for creative living through art journaling, a platform for rising artists of all types, and a creative community.

Visual teaching

Video, text, and image based lessons to give an all-encompassing learning experience.

Expert advice

In Get Messy classes, teachers share secrets, processes, and techniques openly and with a whole bunch of heart.

Actionable exercises

Action steps to help you begin practising what you learn right away. We kinda pride ourselves on how practical our classes are...

Print-ready workbook

A beautiful, printable workbook to accompany you on your creative adventure.

Art tribe

You don't only get the best teacher, but you get the best classmates. You have access to the course teacher, student support, and inspiration through the Get Messy Forums and the course hashtag.

Student art

Pssst: You could be making art like this…


Get Messy is your invitation to ignore perfection in lieu of making a mess, playing, and having serious fun. Your permission slip to ignore the dishes and work on your creative habit. Your connection to others who are on the same path as you. People who have “made it” as artists and those who are just beginning. Get Messy empowers you to live a creative life with a regular creative practice and a community of enthusiastic and creative people who totally get that feeling of too many art supplies, not enough time.

To help you really ignite that spark, Get Messy has:

Art and journaling prompts

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A place to ask questions, share your unbridled enthusiasm for your favorite type of glue, and discuss living a creative life with others trying to do the same!

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A massive library with 16 full classes, 28 past seasons, and 15 live masterclasses led by artist-teachers

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Get Messy will change your life. I can’t really remember pre-Get Messy anymore. Almost instantly after joining, I became more creative, more motivated to create and most importantly (for me) I met and connected with a group of the loveliest, truly like minded people for what felt like the first time ever.


I am forever grateful for this community who not only make me feel loved but also cause me to laugh…a lot! Since joining Get Messy I’ve created so much more, I’ve become more consistent in my creative practice each year since I’ve joined, and I’ve found amazing people to share life’s journey with. Get Messy has been a lifesaver and a home to me.

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After registration you will have immediate access. You'll have access as long as you're a member to watch the lessons any time, at your own pace, with or without pants.

(our vote is always the pants-less option)

What format do I receive the class in?

Upon purchase, you will be redirected to create a login for the private site. You can choose your own username and password. All of your content is accessible to you under one username.

The class will be available through this private site, along with a workbook in PDF format for you to download and print.

Do I have to start on a specific date?

No, this is a self-paced class. You start when you are ready and work according to your own rhythm.

What do I need for this class?

The supplies you will absolutely need for this class are:

  • Art journal
  • White cardstock
  • Your favourite drawing pen
  • Acrylic paint

How long do I have access to this class?

As long as you are a Get Messy member.

Can I contact the teacher if I have questions?

Since this is a self-paced class, we recommend tagging the teacher on Instagram when you share your work or sending her a DM. 

Can I share my work and what I learn in this class?

Yes! Please share your work and your responses to the class on your social media sites of choice. We love Instagram, so share your pages using the course hashtag #gmbotanicals and you may see your work shared on the Get Messy account. We also have Galleries with student work within Get Messy for very specific inspiration.