I have been going full speed catching up July pages in Documented Life Project journal. The theme for Week 28 is "Time Keeps On Ticking". Once again, I have accomplished one of my January goals of using things I have on hand. I taught a time-themed book several years ago and recently came across a leftover collage packet I made for students in the class. Perfect!
I also used an actual time card (remember those?), which I painted with transparent acrylic ink. Since it's a time card, I used some of my punches to actually punch the time card, although that didn't really add anything other than make me laugh.
We all know that to use napkins in collage, you need to separate the layers and use the main design. With the big clock napkin, I liked the second layer too, as it had the faint images still visible, great to glue down as a background.
When I was done, it was pretty much so-so. I liked it, but didn't love it. Then I picked up the acrylic ink bottle again, which has a dropper top, and squeezed ink down the pages. Liked it a whole lot better then. The ink (especially on the right side page) reacted a lot differently on the napkin than just the gesso'd page.