Friday, June 5, 2015

Documented Life Project - Week Twenty Two

May Theme
Touchy Feely (Texture)

May 30

Art Challenge:  Textured Paper

Journal Prompt:  I'm So Not Feeling It!

I really wasn't feeling it!  But I made it work.  This week's spread started with some bleed through of Dylusions Ink Sprays on the left hand page.  I decided I really liked the mottled appearance and so I took gesso to the right page and smeared it on thickly  I did pull a little of the gesso onto the left page so there wasn't such a stark contrast.  With my palette knife I pushed and pulled and created all these great peaks and mountain-y terrain.  This makes awesome texture by the way!

Once dry, I sprayed the gesso'd areas with Lindy's Stamp Gang ink spray in Tilt-A-Whirl Teal and Pop Rock Purple.  I dried the ink and sprayed again in several areas to crate some really nice darks and lights as well as blends with the inks.  I added some (originally white) strips of embossed paper from my stash and sprayed it with the Pop Rock Purple.  Over that I added some handmade paper (made by my very own crafty bestie, Elizabeth!).  That took care of the "textured paper" element.  But now what?

I stamped some mushrooms, a body, wings, and a head from several different Dylusions stamp sets.  Colored them all with Inktense pencils and adhered them over some washi tape.  If'd I'd been thinking properly I would have stamped my dangling hearts before gluing my girl down but I never think that far ahead before I start gluing!  I also added the border stamp to just this page - another Dylusions stamp.

So on to my heavily textured page... I used a now discontinued stencil and mask set by Heidi Swapp to create my butterflies.  I used a little white paint to highlight the inside of the butterflies and inktense pencils for everything else.  The leaves are another Dylusions stamp colored with an Inktense pencil.

In order to create the drips with an inktense pencil, I wet a brush and use it to pull the pigment from the pencil itself and then place it on the page, tilt, and drip.  I do this over and over again until I get enough/the right/ intense drips.  I used the same "pull" method to create the splatter of purple as well.

I used my white Uni-Ball pen on the border and added some punched circles of this weird woven fibrous paper/cloth stuff I had in my stash as eye spots.  Using my Uni-Ball Signo 207 Bold pen (in black) I doodled a few circles and wrote the word "Whatever".  The head on my little lady just seems so full of attitude, doesn't she?

That's my spread for the week!  I hope you enjoyed it and I'll see you back next week for another page!

Until then,

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