Friday, February 27, 2015

The Documented Life Project-Week 8

February Theme
Layers You Will Love!

February 21-Art Challenge:
Repeating Elements
Journal Prompt: 
It's Worth Repeating

For this challenge i just wanted to experiment using different techniques. I didn't plan anything or think much about it. Just had fun using and trying different media.
I used scrap paper, acrylic paints, gesso, gelatos, stencils, inks, a china marker and a sharpie pen (for doodling):)

If you are interested in creating 
some art and joining the group, here is the link: 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Documented Life Project-Week 7

February Theme
Layers You Will Love!

February 14-Art Challenge:
Cover Up Good Stuff
Journal Prompt: 
Going Undercover

For this art journal challenge i wanted to use ink splatters and drips. I really didn't cover anything up but i was inspired to create a page where i'm walking through a rainstorm of color while covered by an umbrella.

I first glued down some Tim Holtz tissue paper with Matte Medium, added some Gesso and then added color using some Splash Inks.

I created my own flower stencil and used it here with some magenta ink spray to add some pattern and interest to my page. 
Thinking of adding this flower stencil design as a free download soon ;)

Once dried I used some acrylic paints to paint myself holding an umbrella, stamped some butterflies using Stampers Anonymous by Tim Holtz and added my text! 

If you are interested in creating 
some art and joining the group, here is the link: 

Art Journaling Tip-Splash Ink

So the other day i went to Hobby Lobby and found this item called Splash Ink. It comes with the four basic colors: Magenta, Yellow, Blue and Black. It says you can mix over 100 colors and includes a color guide for mixing.

I had never seen it before and thought I could give it a try.  I was excited at the idea of being able to mix and get all these wonderful colors that it showed on the guide.  I was pleasantly surprised at how close the color came to what the guide showed. I mixed my colors and placed them inside some mister bottles and sprayed my art journal.  I absolutely loved the colors! 

Here is a sample of what the colors look like! Definitely something worth playing with!:)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Documented Life Project-Week 6

February Theme
Layers You Will Love!

February 7-Art Challenge:
When Not to Stop
Journal Prompt: 
"Don't Stop Til You Get Enough!" (Ooh)

Layers! Don't you just love layers? They allow us the freedom to enjoy the process of creating art. We can add paper, texture and color until it feels right and if we mess up, we just add another layer!

I started my page with layers of paper and gesso. Then I painted layers of paint using a brush and the side of a credit card. I then drew some flowers with a stabilo pencil and added color with oil pastels 

I added texture using Tim Holtz Bubble & Burlap Stencils and paint. Then i added more color with Derwent Inktense Blocks and some water. 

On the left page i added one of my "Creative Whispers Angels". I printed it out on cardstock, using an inkjet color printer, cut it with scissors and used a glue stick to glue it down.  

On the right side i added one of my favorite prayers. I didn't want the edge of the paper to show so i decided to print it out on tissue paper and then applied it to my journal using some Matte Medium.

If you are interested in creating 
some art and joining the group, here is the link: 

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Documented Life Project-Week 5

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?

So for this week's challenge I wasn't sure what to do. I didn't have enough under paper because, for some reason, i have always thrown mine away. When all the ladies started talking about using it, i thought, oh my goodness, they are right! Why in the world would i throw it away when i could be incorporating it into my journaling. Well anyhow, i had just a few marks on some paper, from my previous DLP projects and some paint dabs on palette paper.

I tore up the paper and applied it to my journal using some Matte Medium. Then added color to my background with Gelatos.

I picked out some stamps i had from Stamp'n Up and used some Memento ink to stamp flowers and a butterfly over the palette paper paint dabs. Then i cut them out with scissors.  

So this is a really cool idea. I saw someone do it on Youtube and thought it was such a wonderful way of adding patterns and even text to your journal pages. I stamped out some circles and text on tissue paper. Yes, tissue paper! Then i applied the tissue paper to my journal using Matte Medium. I tore up pieces and used my fingers to gently apply the tissue paper. This works great because the tissue paper becomes transparent allowing only the image to show through.

Here is a close up so you can see that the circles look like they have been stamped directly onto the page and not onto tissue paper. You can't really see the edges of the tissue paper. I then glued down my flower pieces with some more Matte Medium, stamped some stems and leaves and added color with some Faber Castell PITT pens.

I then decided to add some texture and chose to use a script text stencil by Jamie Echt from The Crafter's Workshop. I placed the stencil over my journal and applied some Light Modeling Paste

When i removed the stencil i was pleasantly surprised with the results 

I added some texture using the end of a paper towel roll, dipped in gesso, to create circles and the edge of an old credit card for vertical and horizontal lines. I finished off my journal with watercolor splatters which is always fun to do! 

If you are interested in creating 
some art and joining the group, here is the link: