"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Friday, March 27, 2015

More Documented Life Planner pages

Still catching up, but I'm getting there...!

Week 9
(Theme still Layers)
Art Challenge: Using at least 5 layers
Journal Prompt: "Give me a High Five"

For this week I used some new paints I wanted to try out. They are neon colors and are children's paints from Michael's. They are thin and fairly translucent, which is great for art journaling purposes, but I don't think they would give very good coverage for other purposes.

The art challenge was easy - there are way more than 5 layers on this spread! I started with book pages Mod Podged to the background and then I removed some of them while it was still wet, kind of like an image transfer. I covered that with pink and orange neon paints using a plastic gift card, then white paint through a burlap-design stencil and Dylusions orange spray ink through a number stencil. I also stamped, added washi tape, collaged the hand and added doodling, writing and more stenciling with molding paste.

I wasn't sure where to go with the journal prompt, but decided to trace my hand on some patterned paper and collaged it to the background. I added tiny photos of my five kids to the fingertips and added journaling to the effect that they are my biggest blessings and greatest accomplishment (thus a high five to me!). The number five is also a nod to the ""high five" in the prompt. Cheesy, but done!

Week 10
March Theme: Making Your Mark (Doodles and Mark-making)
Art Challenge: As a Layer Element
Journal Prompt: Surviving the Elements

This week we moved into March with the theme of Doodles and Mark-Making.  The art challenge was to use marks as a layer element and that was easy enough. I used Dina Wakley's acrylic paints for most of this spread and lots of stamps. I stenciled with paint through a plastic doily that was recently gifted to me by a friend (thank you Joan!) and added lots of dots and lines with paint pens.

Surviving the elements had me stumped until I decided to use the idea of "I'm in my element when creating and making art," which is what I scribbled on the right page as added marks.

I'm currently working on Week 11 and that will bring me up to this week!


Julie Wicks said...

Your talent never ceases to amaze me! I especially *love* the second page...studied all the "elements" for quite a while. You are so gifted and talented and are such an art inspiration :)

Carla said...

You're awesome. Love seeing what you come up with.

Carla said...

You're awesome. Love seeing what you come up with.

Sue Kosec said...

You are on a roll. LOVE the hand and photos on the nails. Great job.

You'll soon catch up - I promise!