This week's DLP challenge was to explore watercolours and the challenge quote was 'It's water under the bridge.' I decided to stay away from anything too literal but still wanted to keep to the theme of the challenge.
As I do each week, I used washi tape and some collage components to create my calendar/journalling area. This way, even if I don't get to the art on the rest of the page right away, I can still record my daily entries at the end of each day.
Once the background had dried, I took my layered butterflies and the background sheet over to the sewing machine-this is why I had to stabilize the tissue paper.
I machine stitched the butterflies to the background sheet by sewing over the body of the butterfly, leaving the wings free.
This was then glued into my journal, leaving the border to show around the edges of the 'water'.
I think this is a beautiful quote.
"Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a lot of darkness and yet become something beautiful."
To me it ties in to the idea of the past being water under the bridge...it doesn't have to undermine the beauty that we can still have within us.