Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Documented Life Project

Here it is March already and I'm still keeping up with not one but two projects. I must admit that this past week has been a struggle to keep up with them though.

Not only was I finding it difficult to get myself to remember to take my daily picture but I struggled with this weeks document life project art journal page.

February Theme
Layers You Will Love!
February 28
Art Challenge:  Using at Least Five Layers
Journal Prompt:  Give Me a  High Five

 
Getting started with the page wasn't a problem. I had a plan to make my first layer gesso and then I wanted to glue gauze (yes, like the gauze pads you find next to the band aids) to the page and then paint over that. After that I was getting stuck. Maybe it was the journal prompt that had me stumped but debated on what to do. I ended up tracing my hand on a book page and I copied it on my printer but reduced the size so it wouldn't take up the whole page. I wrote the words "give me a high 5" repeatedly around the edge of the hand and then stamped the number 5 in the middle.

For texture this page really takes the prize thanks to the gauze. It did make it a bit harder to paint but it was doable. I also used modeling paste for the stenciled flowers and puff paint for the dots on the book page ovals.

14 comments:

Ratty said...

I like the layers. I like that it makes things look raised off the page.

A Quiet Corner said...

Ann, this IS GORGEOUS!!!...:)JP

Marg said...

Well done. I like how you use so many easy things to gather. I like that a lot. Have a great week end.

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice, I like all the textures.

Duni said...

I LOVE this, Ann! I like how there are so many things to look at and the colours are so pretty!

Sandra said...

your struggle paid off. this is my favorite of all the ones you have posted since you started the project. i like ALL of it... i wish we lived close so you could teach me this. the thing is you have all the paints and supplies, i have a box of crayons.

Grace said...

I do like the creativity behind these projects...I want to frame most of these. I'm fascinated my your process.

Connie said...

Wow! Wow!& Wow!
Ann, this is beautiful, you are becoming quite the artist :)
I love this :)
Have a great weekend.
Connie :)

Sandee said...

What Connie said...Wow! Wow! and Wow! You are so talented.

Have a fabulous day off. My very best to Gibbs. :)

Grace said...

Oops - that's "fascinated BY your process"

Grace said...

Oops - that's "fascinated BY your process"

Ginny said...

It is beautiful and I love the colors!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Ann, doesn't the gauze give great texture?

Sharkbytes said...

Texture is great!

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