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Hi Creative Friends - Sherry Canino here for this week’s creative team post. This week I’m sharing an art journal page I created, called “I am brave”. This art journal page came about while I was trying to figure out what my project would be for this week’s post. I have been in a terrible creative rut and, after talking to some other creative friends, I found that they too were going through the same thing. It did make me feel a bit better and definitely not so alone, but it did not cure my creative slump.
I tried many avenues to find some inspiration, like looking on Pinterest or checking out other artists' inspiring blogs. Finally, I just said to heck with it, I’m going to do something that I never do and that is DRAW. I know crazy, ha-ha. But seriously, I just don’t draw, mainly because I have always felt I’m not good at it. So I decided to create (draw) a bird on the edge of a tree branch as a bit of symbolism of myself (trying something new which felt much like being on the scary edge of something). Using some of Jessica Sporn Designs' beautiful stamps and stencils helped me create this very meaningful art journal page. I hope that you will join me in this tutorial and that this will inspire you to jump / fly /leap or even walk out of your comfort zone; try something new and different - even a bit scary. I can tell you that taking that leap cured me of my creative slump and now I can’t stop drawing.
To see how I created this art journal page on YouTube, click here.
After I finished this video I decided the bird needed a crown lol. I know, right? But I felt like it was such a huge thing for me to conquer that the bird deserved a crown for all she had done. So I just hand drew one on, painted it in with some gold acrylic paint and then added some glitter to it. I also defined my branches a bit more to stand out with some dark green acrylic paint and used the hydrangea archival ink to edge my page and give it a bit of a frame – Then I felt it was done :)
I used the following stamps & stencils from Jessica Sporn Designs to create this page:
Tree of Life Stamp
Whimsy Butterflies Stamp
Peacock Motif Stamp
Judy's Trees Stencil
Hearts, Flowers, and More Stencil
Thanks so much for allowing me to share this art journal page with you.
XO - Sherry
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