Friday, March 6, 2015

DLP Week 9

I have finished my journal page for Documented Life Project journal for week 9, which is the current week's assignment.  The more I worked on it, the less I liked it, so maybe I shouldn't say I'm finished.  But at this point, I am walking away from it for awhile. 

The Art Challenge was to use at least five layers.
The Journal Prompt was Give Me a High Five.
The high five turned into three hands on the page. (I started with just one, but soon more hands joined in!)

 A lot of what I used was from bits and pieces thrown into a box after other projects.  A dictionary page, a scrap of paper where I stamped out some new stamps, a piece of interfacing type material painted purple, and some perm rod papers (remember those?) that I had tested paints on way back when.
 Below are some of the things I used for my layers.  I started with white gesso only, then brayered white gesso, pink and purple paint, blended those on the page with a baby wipe.  Then I glued book paper, perm rod papers, interfacing, and the stamped paper.  From there, I used masks and stencils with paint and gesso.  The hands seemed to disappear on the page, so I outlined them with a Sketch & Wash pencil and blended with water.  On one hand stencil, I drew through the stencil with an orange Jelly Roll Moonlight gel pen (just discovered those and love them).  I did some scribbling with a permanent black pen.  I used a small cup to make circles with orange acrylic paint.
Glad to be caught up with Week 9, but I'm still playing catch-up with past weeks.  Stay tuned!

1 comment:

Medbury Gaye said...

Your page turned out great. I Love how you used the hands. It totally looks finished to me.