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Documented Life 2015 – Week 1

This was the first week of The Documented Life Project 2015 and there are a few changes. There will now be a monthly theme, a journal prompt and a weekly challenge. This month’s theme is “The Blank Page and How to Face It!” Our art challenge is Book Paper and our journal prompt is “Be Your Own Goal Keeper”.

Each of the wonderful ladies at Art to the 5th were generous enough to share their take on the challenge as well are their individual process, which are available HERE. Here’s my take on the first DLP2015 challenge. 2015-01-03 12.48.45I chose not to do a double page spread, but that may change week to week, depending on what else I’ve got going on. I laid a base of various pieces of torn book paper that I adhered to my page with fluid matte medium, placed the Diamonds stencil by Dylusions over top of the wet paint and wiped it off some of it using a baby wipe in a few areas. I then added a few more pieces of torn book paper on top of that and gave them a light wash of white paint.

I used the flower stamp from Paperbag Studios’ Mixed Media Essentials set, stamping it onto book paper and cutting around the edges. Using a Stabilo Marks All pencil, I roughly sketched out stems and leaves and went over them with a water brush. I painted in the leave and added a few details, then adhered the flowers onto my page.

I used StazOn ink and the Flutter stencil by Kaisercraft to stamp on some butterflies to give the page some movement and added various marks and doodles, as well as a border, using my Stabilo pencil again.

I finished off my page by printing my goals, cutting them out, edged them in black and running them through the Xyron. 2015-01-03 12.49.41 Thanks for looking!

Documented Life – Bonus Week 53

This week’s challenge was to Draw or collage something that begins with the first letter of your first name. This is what I created using B.

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I look forward sharing The Documented Life project 2015 with you!

 

 

 

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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