Saturday 28 January 2017

Monochromatic- 7 Dots Studio

Today i worked on a art journal page for a challenge at 7 Dots Studio a monochromatic color scheme. As usual i started with looking at video and pages that i draw inspiration from.  I have discovered Aga Baraniak she uses wire I knew that i want to do this; incorporate wire.

Here is the inspiration circle.

I started with gluing down old book pages then a thin coat of gesso.  Next add texture in random spots with a texture paste and stencil.

Add some color, I used a combination of Lindy's Flat fabios, starburst clam bake beige, Prima Color Bloom worn leather.  I like to start with splattering the color onto the page, then spray with water to move the color around on page.  Once the page is wet I continue to add color with a paint brush, dry.  I repeat these steps til I am happy.

Added some stamping random.  I used the pre cut circle stickers from 7 Dots Studio- Writer's Block.
Draw around the outside edge with charcoal and smear with my fingertip.  I brought these charcoal stick awhile ago, but I just found them in a very messy drawer.  LOVE THEM.  Its the best thing when you find a lost item.

Next i wrapped wire around a bottle using the end to secure, then stapled around the circles.  I mixed Lindy's steampunk magicals with texture paste and applied more texture with stencil.  Also added some more Writer's Block circles.

Next i added some cheesecloth with gel medium coming out from the circles.  I kind of bunched it all up make it look like it have movement.  Add little puddles of gel medium and sprinkle on art stones and mini stones.

Close up of cheesecloth.

I painted the cheesecloth and art stones with Alchemy steampunk copper, and Prima Color Bloom tea stain.  I painted the copper heavier at the front by circle and less further down.  I sprayed with water to remove sharp edges from paint.

Oh right here you can see i drew around circle texture with a white gel pen.  Just another detail.  I like little details they don't seem like a lot, and half the time they end up getting covered.  BUT all those little details complete the whole page and pull everything together.  There are my words of wisdom for the day.

Here you are the final page, added some splatter with gesso, worn leather color bloom, added an inner circle with pop dots.  The journaling words are also from 7 Dots Studio Writer's Block, these journalling sheets are one of my favorite things from 7 Dots paper pack.

This is an unusual page for me, I usually have a picture. Now i am not a person who says the page spoke to me or i that i went where the page lead me but that is actually what happened.


  1. so much details and so an amazing work ! Thank you for joining 7 Dots Studio challenge this month.But please add the inspirational circle to your blogpost to have a chance of winning !!

  2. Omg!! Love so much all the textures on it!!! Love brown color ;-) thanks for playing with us at 7dots studio challenge xx

    1. Don't Forget the inspirationnal circle please ;-)

  3. I love Aga's art too and your work is amazing.So glad to see Writers block collection in your journal page!Thank you for joining us at 7dots!

  4. wow wow wow beautiful I love it !!! Thank you for joining 7 Dots Studio challenge this month

  5. It's gorgeous...I love the layered techniwue and the brow earthy tones. Gorgeous details and texture! Thank you for joining 7 Dots Studio challenge this month.

  6. Just fantastic!
    Thank You for joining us at 7 Dots Studio this month!

  7. This is really cool! Thank you for joining the 7 Dots Studio Challenge.