Documented Life – Week 51

“Arrows” was this week’s DLP challenge and I had such fun creating these pages. It was a wonderful opportunity to document feelings of love and gratitude for my Beloved and all that he has brought into my life. Getting to play with the fun arrow stamps that I purchased from Paperbag Studios wasn’t bad either! They can be found HERE and HERE.

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To begin, I brushed on a base of fuchsia, blue and lime green acrylics, then a light layer of diluted gesso over it, to soften the transition between colors a bit. Not too much, you know how I love my vibrant colors!

Once that was dry, I misted on a bit of Dylusions Ink Spray in Bubblegum Pink over the Dina Wakley “Plastic Canvas” stencil.

Something I’d like to point out here is that unless you seal your Dylusion inks really well, they’ll activate with other wet mediums. When using them in mixed media, you’ll want to give some thought as to what mediums you’ll be layering over them.

To give my background a little more texture I used a silicone pot holder and black StazOn ink to stamp the pot holder’s honeycomb pattern onto my pages.

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I stamped the arrows onto some book pages, cut them out and ran them through my Xyron. I know that I’ve said it before, but I LOVE my Xyron and highly recommend it. It comes in so handy for art journaling.

2014-12-14 17.47.15Next, I stamped one of the faces from Dina Wakley’s “Face The Crowd” set onto a book page and painted her using gelatos and white paint.

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For her body, I hand cut a gelli plate print that I had in my stash and stenciled a design over it with an older stencil that I have in my collection, modifying it a bit to add in a few arrows. I don’t recall who makes it, but I believe that bought it at my local art supply store a couple of years ago.

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I added the sentiment using some Tiny Text stickers by Cosmo Cricket.

2014-12-14 17.46.342014-12-14 17.44.53Although I haven’t been using the tip in as much, this week I decided to add in a fun Week In Review card just to document a bit about what’s been going on in our lives…. Life is good ♥.

Thanks for looking… I wish you a colorful week!

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