"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!



4 comments:

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!
xo
SuZeQ