Friday, March 27, 2015

Documented Life Project - Week Twelve

March Theme
Making Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making)

March 21

Art Challenge:  As a Focal Point

Journal Prompt:  Coming into Focus

I've been playing catch up all week.  This week's prompt is taking somewhat literally - this journal page is what came into focus.  I had no plan, no direction, and hardly even a color scheme to go on!  So yeah, my usual way to begin.

I started by brayering Blackberry Violet acrylic imperfectly on my page. 

I then added bits of Turquoise with my brayer.

I added spots of Lime with my brayer.  Now, I took this picture before it dried so it still looks green.  For some reason, when it dried it turned a dull orange color.  Maybe because my previous layers weren't totally dry?  I'm not sure.  But either way, my green disappeared and I got orange instead.  I made it work.

Time for a little stenciling - black acrylic through my new Dylusions stencil "Diamond".

I added streaks of Turquoise (Artist's Loft) with a paint brush to help cover up some of my "orange" green bits and to push the stenciling further into the background.

Next was some Aqua through my Dylusions Dotted Flowers stencil.  Love those dots!  After that dried I got in my groove.  And y'all know what happened!  I stopped taking pictures.  I did however have to stop and sleep for a few hours so before I started again, I did take a picture!

I added circles of white acrylic, let that dry.  Added Quin. Magenta over those circles and blended with white.  Used my Stabilo pencil to scribble around the circles.  Used white acrylic and my Dylusions stencil "Triangles" within the circles.  Dripped Red Violet india ink and added washi tape.  Then I stamped a butterfly by Dina Wakley and colored it with souffle pens.  The little flowers are stamped from the Dylusions set "How Does Your Garden Grow" and colored with my white Signo and teal souffle pens.  After all of that, I've totally gone to town with my white Signo pen and mendhi designs and doodles.  I have to say, even with that crazy background, I'm very pleased by how well the doodles stand out!

And here's the finished page with close-ups of those fun little designs!

I choose to do lots of little intricate details and a quote that states: "Life is much better when you focus on what truly matters."  The big picture or the page as a whole is very nice, but when you focus on the little details is when you see the truly beautiful things!

Have a great weekend and happy crafting!


  1. Really Lovely! White writing and doodling is always so hard for me and I absolutely love it! I can never get the right pen. any advice?

    1. Thank you so much! :) Get a good Uniball Signo white pen and start doodling. Don't let it be hard for you. The right pen is key though and I have always had fantastic luck with the Uniball Signo pens.


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