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:

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

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

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  3. Very nice, I like all the textures.

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

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  5. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  9. Oops - that's "fascinated BY your process"

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  10. Oops - that's "fascinated BY your process"

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  11. It is beautiful and I love the colors!

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

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