Still chugging along on the 2015 Documented Life Project! Here are Weeks 5-8!
Week 5's challenge was "under papers" (below). I love to use my under
papers, so this was an easy one for me. I picked a piece and then just
started adding to it. The leaves, white circles, pink circles and purple
circles were all additions. I outlined them with the Stabilo All
pencil and a water brush. Finally getting the hang of that!
Week 6's challenge was "when not to stop" (below). I really had fun with
this spread. I just started pulling pieces and parts of whatever was
around me on my work bench and collaged them in. That beautiful face is
from a page from an old Papaya Arts day planner. I added to it with some pen work, butterfly stickers and other collaged papers. I kept every piece of
that planner because it was full of such beautiful artwork! The door
in the bottom right is my front door; that's the same photo I used for
our very first challenge in 2014 Documented Life Project. I added torn
receipts, stickers, 3-D butterflies, all sorts of stuff. I topped it
off with some Wild Honey Distress Ink blended in with Liquetex Matte
Varnish (a technique I learned from Orly at An Artful Journey).
Week 7's challenge was "cover up the good stuff" (below). I'm not what
all I covered up here, but I just kept layering and layering. I started
by squishing around some hot pink and orange paint and inks and then
added some stenciling, stamping, die cuts, and pen work. I even included
some spray painting in there, done in the wee hours of the night in the
garage. That should keep the marsh rats away!
Lastly, week 8's challenge was "repeating elements" (below). I started
with a barely used piece of under paper and spread some white gesso on
it. Then I added repeating circle elements of various sizes in
different color paints and doodles.
My new job has kept me crazy busy, so I while I'm trying to keep up with this project, I don't have much extra time to photograph and share my work! I just returned from the state basketball tournaments, will head to the state Brain Bowl tournament on Thursday, and then that will be followed by the Student Government Legislative Rally, the state Tennis tournament, the state Softball tournament and the state Baseball tournament, all between now and the first week in May. Whew!
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