Thursday, November 2, 2017

When you walk by, you see a tree

Louise’s Tree journal.
When I first got the journal I thought I would do a spread about ‘Green men’.I thought they sounded like a fun thing to do. I found a lot of info online and lots of reference pictures
I began by sketching one out with a green watercolour pencil. But it just wasn’t happening, the sketch was fine but I just didn’t like the feel of the spread. So I went looking for more inspiration, and I came across this poem by Sophia Cupcake that hit the right spot and the spread came together with ease and fun. I only used part of the poem but I did write the whole poem out on another piece of paper and put it in the journal. I used acrylic paint,a handmade stencil and collage.

I wet my watercolour sketch of my green man and while that was drying I found some tree words in the dictionary and then I collaged them down and added green paint. I sketched in my dryad and gave her some skin tone. Next I added some branches.


 Then I stenciled some leaves from a stencil I made out of a page protector

I then found some more leaves on a paper napkin, so I cut them out and collaged them and gave her face some final details.

Lastly I wrote the first few lines of the poem 
When you walk by,you see a tree 
But when no one  there to see
A dryad
Melts out of the tree
And flits
And floats
And light-heartedly leaps
The leaves swirl around her
Like a cyclone
Like a whirlwind 
And suddenly there’s not just one,but many nymphs
I had a lot of fun with this journal ,I hope you enjoy it too.


  1. Oh she's gorgeous Annabelle! Lovely spread! 💚

  2. Oh Annabelle I love her so much. I also love the green man.Thank you.

  3. That is so very beautiful Annabelle. Love the process pics and the wonderful layered outcome. Awesome!!


Thank you so much for popping in to see our lovely journals as they are developing. We love to see your comments.