Good morning :)
Here today with you to share an art journal page I created for 7 Dots Studio, using the classic "Dreamer" collection. I used to be quite good at drawing in my younger years but admittedly haven't touched the art for quite some time now. But inspired by a beautiful photo found on Pinterest HERE, I found the courage to draw again and even embark on some watercolor painting.
I had no design in mind, nor did I ever think this page would find its way onto the internet. I didn't know what I was doing. But when I used the "Dreamer" collection papers to bring the trunk in the page to life, I just knew I had to be brave...just show it.
So here goes.
"Mason Jars" Art Journal Page
It was a little tricky getting the papers to line up correctly and look believable, but a little bit of adjustments and I got there :)
Gosh, I just LOVE the rustic, life-like patterns of these papers. I could not have found a more suitable collection for bringing this aspect of my page to life. Just meant to be! I did use some burlap twine to define the edges of the trunk in the front, along with some watercolor shading. I really had to distress, move, and shape these papers to get them to do what I wanted.
The angles were tough on me! And choosing the correct colors for the edges of the box took a moment as well.
And boy, I struggled with bringing the mason jars to life being a "flat" object against the three-dimensional paper trunk. Lots of shading, recoloring, tinting, etc.- it came together...slowly. Frustrating but at the same time exciting and encouraging!
"Dreamer" Collection: Drive All Night
"Dreamer" Collection: Daydreaming
Thank-you for allowing me ot share with you today. I hope you're having a wonderful week so far :)
Take care and see you REAL soon!