Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Documented Life Project

January Theme
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
January 31
Art Challenge:  Under Paper (paper on your work table that gets all inky while you work)
Journal Prompt:  What Lies Beneath?

Under paper? Really? Before I got started I checked out some of the featured artists to see how they did this. I considered starting from scratch and creating an "under paper". Then I found a magazine page that I had used to paint something on so I just used that. It's not pretty but what the heck.

I started by scribbling around the edge of the page with a brush marker and then a different shade marker and a gel pen. I stamped the swirls all over the page, glued down a scrap of lace, then glued down my "under paper". I used a little bit of washi tape on the corners of the paper too. I glued down some buttons and the bit at the top with the journal prompt written on it. Then with a pencil I added a thought at the top and bottom in sloppy hand writing. 


  1. You can make ANYTHING look pretty!!

  2. Under Paper? i had visions of laying toilet tissue on the lip to the public rest rooms... glad you explained what they meant.. and I agree with Ginny, you can make anything pretty..

  3. Totally agree...anything you make comes out looking great! Thanks for sharing Ann!

  4. I think that is all very interesting. I could never have thought of all that. Have a great Saturday.

  5. How inventive! I think it works so well!

  6. You have a crafty brain and can see stuff that would pass me right by. That's awesome.

    Have a fabulous day. My best to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

  7. I don't know how you think of the things you do but once again it turned out fabulous!

  8. Well, this inspired one creative idea in my head, but some of these I don't "get"

  9. My "under paper" is usually covered in hot glue bumps and lumps! Might make for an interested art piece!

    I like your magazine under paper!

  10. Great page Ann, sometimes those under papers can be very lovely, sometimes not so much! Yours turned out great.


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