Zig-zag by Fiona Paltridge

Hello my gorgeous 7 Dots Studio friends. Today I have a little step by step tutorial for you on how I used up my scrap paper in my art journal.

I began by smearing a little bit of heavy gesso over the page. Next you can choose a spray, pigment powder or watercolour to add the first coordinating colour. The two main colours in the “Cotton Candy Dreams” collection are mint and apricot so I left a little bit of space to add a second colour.

This is where all the scraps of paper come into effect. I had used parts of three 12×12 papers in another project and decided a good way to use them up was to add them to a journal page. I chopped up the pieces and stuck them down in a background pattern and then added some of the orange as the coordinating second colour.

Once that was dry, I added some more of the scraps. This time from the zig zag or chevron paper. I cut them out and stuck them on to create another layer of interest.

Finally to add some detailed interest, I used a graphite pencil to do some journalling and to scribble around some of the scrap pieces to add features.

I just can’t stand to waste any of my scraps. If you feel the same way then this is a great project for you too.

Thank you so much for popping by and checking out my little art journal creation. I’ll see you all again soon xx


7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Strawberry Fields
Cotton Candy Dreams – Brain Freeze
Cotton Candy Creams – Mint Julep

Captured by Marie Johansson

Lately I have discovered Art Journaling. I find it to be fun and it lets me improve my skills. The Art Journal guru´s among the rest of the 7 Dots Studio team inspired me greatly.

I used products from the Writer´s Block Collection, Cotton Candy Dreams & Fortune Teller collections on this spread.

Strips of papers, stickers, die-cut elements and word stickers works perfectly for an Art Journal spread. I just added them in layers, splattered/painted on some Tattered Angels Mists and then applied a piece of tread and chipboard.

I used some leftovers from a previous project I made. I accidentally turned the paper the wrong side when cutting them out but nothing goes to the bin – I love recycling.

I love the lady from the Fortune Teller “Soul” paper. She fits perfectly!
Thank you for the visit today!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Fortune-teller – Soul
Writer’s Block – Inkwell
Writer’s Block – Sincerely
Cotton Candy Dreams – Sugar Haze
Writer’s Block – Element Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block – Die-cut Elements 6×12

Space by Marina Syskova

Hello everyone! This time I created a mixed-media art-journal spread with 7 Dots Studio “Writer’s Block” Collection. Instead of sprays, I used an watercolours to create this background, and I fall in love with the result! Hope, you’ll like my “space” too =)

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Writer’s Block – Inkwell
Writer’s Block – Chipboard
Writer’s Block – Tags 12×12
Writer’s Block – Clear Stamps
Fortune-teller – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Homegrown – Die-cut Elements 6×12