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In peeking through the #artjournaleveryday hashtag, I discovered that I was being drawn, over and over, to pages that included dash marks.
arteverydaystudio filled a page with dash marks of different kinds:
sojournertracy added small white dash lines to a field of black paint:
bedsit_diary turned a black line into a road with a few dash lines:
mariko_koda uses a lot of dashed lines to create emphasis and energy around the text:
sjrondon uses soft watercolor dashes to create a splashy circle:
divsy uses shorter dashes (almost squares) on this rainbow colored spread:
sheofthewild uses dash marks to create a sort of halo effect:
And there are so many more examples of dash marks in the #artjournaleveryday pool!
Personally, I loooove dashed lines. I've been using dashes forever! They're such a simple shape, but they have enormous impact and they're very flexible.
Check out this 2012 spread where you can see I've sectioned the page using dash marks:
And you can see the dashes used in the pattern here from 2014:
In 2015 I used dashes to help hold this abstract spread together:
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