Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Documented Life Project

February Theme
Layers You Will Love!
February 21
Art Challenge:  Repeating Elements
Journal Prompt:  It's Worth Repeating



This page ended up being way different than what my original vision was but I don't mind because I was happy with how it all turned out.

What I'm finding totally fascinating with these last few pages is how you get to a point where the background you're making starts to look really ugly and you think the whole thing is going nowhere. Then, before you know it, it's turned in to something pretty spectacular.

Another thing that is truly amazing me is that I'm able to get past that point where it gets really ugly. That's the point when every other project I've ever done would end up in the trash.  Had I only known that it wasn't a mistake I was making it was just incomplete. 

So this is my page for this week. My repeating elements are circles. I used tissue paper again on this page. The face was drawn on tissue paper before being glued to the page. I also got to a point where everything was looking too bright and bold and I wanted a softer look. First I tried adding a layer of gesso but it still looked too bright so I took a sheet of tissue paper and glued that over the entire page. It softened everything up to where I liked it.

The picture isn't the greatest. I tried getting one with my camera and then I tried with my phone. Unfortunately I didn't have enough light and I was running out of time to get a picture for today's post. You get the idea thought. 

12 comments:

Ginny said...

I love the colors!!

Ratty said...

The circles with the words look like they're bubbling pout from the page a little bit. I like that effect.

Sandra said...

get ready to LAUGH at my post today which is dedicated to you and all your fault. I really like this one, and putting the paper over it really softened it.... and since doing this makes you happy then that is why you keep on doing them...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I think it turned out quite spectacular. Ann, you're too hard on yourself. A work of art isn't perfection, it's a personality!! And your work shines!!!!!!

Out on the prairie said...

The bubbles add a touch of fun

Grace said...

I think the background is wonderful as well as the bubbles...

BeadedTail said...

Again, that could be a print! I love how it turned out and love the saying!

Sandee said...

I think this rocks and I really love the saying. A lot.

Have a fabulous weekend. Scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

This is very nice

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great page Ann and good on you for continuing to work on it when you don't like where it's headed. I'm still at the chucking it in the trash phase!

Betsy Adams said...

Very very nice, Ann... Love it!!!! Love the softness of it --and the colors are gorgeous.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sharkbytes said...

The circles are like bubbles.

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