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

Monday, May 18, 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 17 - and the process

April Theme - Color Safari (Exploring Inks and Paints)
April 25
Art Challenge: Inks
Journal Prompt: Before the Ink Dries

This is my page using inks and my new Rae Missigman stencils.  I thought it would be fun to take photos of the steps along the way and show the progression of the spread.

Let's start:

I started by decoupaging various torn book pages, music paper and "under papers" (the scrap paper that catches the drips and messes from working on projects).

I sprayed Dylusions Ink (Bubblegum Pink) through a scallop stencil and then flipped the stencil and "stamped" the excess ink in the middle of the page.

Outlined scallop borders with white paint.

Dina Wakley "Night" acrylic paint through flower stencils, more spray ink (Lemon Zest) and white paint through a scallop stencil.

Inks (Squeezed Orange and Bubblegum Pink) over leaf stencils.

Turquoise acrylic paint in patches and also outlining white scallops.

Light wash of white acrylic paint over all to tone down.

Triangle stencil with "Night" paint and pink ink.

More turquoise paint on scallop borders and white paint through set-of-squares stencil.

Tried writing the title with a dip pen ("Before the ink dries, play with more ink!") but didn't like it and later did over. Outlined triangles with white pen and scribbled in centers of flowers.

Added days of week in pen and dates (circle punched book pages, handwritten letters and colored with turquoise ink).

And here again is the finished spread - you can see that I went back and wrote over the scribbly dip pen letters with a thicker marker.

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