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