Do you ever see something in an art journal page and no matter what you can’t un-see it? I didn’t want to see this. I tried to ignore it. This was one persistent tree…sort of like the one that keeps growing right in the middle of my garden…
Here’s the messy, going nowhere, art journal page I had in my art journal from play long ago. I love the stamp I used. I love the stencil I used. But I don’t love this page so far.
But after a few colors were added it made me much much happier. And then I saw it. A tree. I don’t want to do a tree. I am not usually a tree person.
So I tried to ignore the tree. That so didn’t work. The tree would not go away.
Well, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.
I made the tree…with a new goodie I found called a Krink Paint stick. It is like a big soft crayon of permanent paint (that won’t smear, run, etc. once it dries). The white was wonderfully opaque!
And then I embraced the tree. No more reservations or hesitation. I became a tree person.
A bit green and then more Krink Paint stick.
A little definition and journaling with my tried and true Stabilo pencil.
The tree became an orange tree thanks to the cap of a reinker. So…turns out my muse says I am a tree person…and I say I am a fruit tree person…
- Supplies Used
Half Moon stencil
- Dina Wakely stamp
- Krink Paint Stick thing
- Stabilo pencil
- acrylic paints
It’s beautiful 🙂 This is art at its most magical I think. When a page I really dislike & see no hope turns out to be one of my favorite pieces. I love it when that happens! Thanks for sharing 🙂
You are so right! Never ignore the tree. It is beautiful! I love all the colours you have used to bring it off the page.
And now, thanks to your ingenuity, I now have an awesome new method for making polka dots.
The page was beautiful at each stage, but the end result is stunning! Such a happy page and tree! Funny how we “see” things in the layers of paints and such. Truth be told… I did not see the tree before you outlined it. Maybe you just need some vitamin C…. LOL.
Carolyn you are amazing. I do LOVE the finished piece. The tree is perfect. But seeing it in the early pix is way beyond me. I bet you would have been exceptional in the ‘way back’ finding animals and such in the stars. You just keep inspiring me.
Wow – I love the transformation!!
I saw it too, but not the beauty you created here!! So colorful, so arboristic!
Carolyn I am soooo bad at posting a comment here but I want you to know that I stop by often and I always, always love what I see!! You are so inspiring and real and I like that!! Happy Friday!!!:)
I couldn’t see it–and then I did! Love the tree.
OMG! How did you see that tree? Awesome find! Love your steps as always! Thanks for sharing!
I really loved watching the stages you went through. As a beginner & a perfectionist, I would have thrown it out. But how truly beautiful it turned out. And I would have lost out by not working it all the way to completion. I really appreciate all the videos and tutorials you do for us. Thank you.