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Art Journal – Week 4 (Documented Life Project)

The challenge was to add words to the page and the theme for the week was friends. I wanted to do something completely different than what I normally do, so I decided to go more realistic, rather than messy.

I glued underpaper and bookpages to the page and then journaled across the whole thing. I added a light layer of gesso, and then drew a tree. Not sure why, but I did. In going with the friendship theme, I thought I’d add a couple of birds to the tree, using the paisley shape for their bodies. I used distress blue paint for the sky. I used distress green paint and stain for the leaves. The trunk and flowers were done with a black Pitt pen and Prismacolor pencils.

Not my favorite spread, but at least I was brave and tried something way out of my comfort zone.

Have a great day!

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Documenting My Faith

So I have joined the Documented Faith group. It is kind of a spin off of the Documented Life Project. Basically, I’m joining the 2 projects. I’m doing one journal…the big one… for the art challenge. Then the smaller journal..the Moleskin journal…is what I’m using to document my life and my faith. I’m adding scripture to go along with the monthly theme in DF, and I’m adding scripture that relates to my One Word that I’ve chosen for the year. I think this is going to work for me and I am loving it.

I thought I’d share my pages, because I am loving my life and I cherish my faith. Scripture is such an important part of my life and I love how God speaks to me through the words I read in the Bible. There is truth there…truth that sets me free.

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My Art Journal: Week 3 – Documented Life Project 2015

The challenge for week 3 of The Documented Life ¬†Project 2015 is to use the color wheel. The prompt is a quote by Georgia O’Keefe: “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way…”.

I knew I wanted to use more white space, so after gluing some book pages on the pages, I covered them with gesso, then sprayed Dylusions ink onto the middle of the spread, leaving the edges white. I pulled out my molding paste and spread some through a round stencil, and the color from the ink soaked through, leaving a beautiful “color wheel”. I add some under paper, stamps, journaling, and black paint, then wrote the Prompt on the right side.

This was a fun challenge and I finally felt like I did something different. It was fun…kinda scary, but fun.

Have a great day!!!

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My Art Journal – Week 2 : Documented Life Project 2015

The challenge this week in the Documented Life Project 2015 was to add gesso to your page. The prompt was: “The beginning is always today” -Mary Shelley

I didn’t cover my pages with gesso first like most did. I painted it with orange, pink, and white, then added black gesso on the edges and here and there on the page. After stamping, adding collage papers, and journaling, I called it finished. I love the color and the black together.

Have a fabulous Wednesday! 

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My Art Journal – Week 1: Documented Life Project 2015

So Week 1’s prompt of the Documented Life Project was to us book pages in your spread. The month’s theme is to face your fear of the blank page and so Week 1’s challenge was to cover your page with book pages. So I covered my spread with pages from a songbook, a dictionary, a crossword puzzle and also pieces of the inside of safety envelopes. I painted with watered down acrylics, painted circles and used some stamps. I did a little journaling on the page and added a cool magazine piece in the middle. I wrote my goals for the year underneath the flap that I made out of a large recipe card that I painted with black gesso and glued a piece of my underpaper on. Adding some washi tape finished off the piece. It’s not my favorite, but it turned out okay. (And I kept adding stuff to the page so you can’t even see the book pages….too bad….I love book pages.)