Friday, October 23, 2015

Documented Life Project - Week Forty Two

October Theme
Translucent Papers

October 17

Art Challenge: Vellum

Journal Prompt:  Sheer Genius

Hi all!  Back again this lovely Friday with another DLP page!  This week the challenge was vellum and and the prompt was "Sheer Genius".  Hmmm, when I think of "sheer" I think of boudoir curtains and lingerie but I also think of shadowy forest bowers curtained by veils of leaves.  So I decided to keep the page G rated and went with leaves.  I had a stash of clear vellum paper so what is more natural than stamping some leaves?

I used a Dylusions Stamp set because I'm awful at drawing leaves.  I also used some butterflies (because again, what's more natural than butterflies among the leaves?  I used an Elmer's Craft Bond glue stick to glue my vellum pieces down and I'm quite pleased with it.  I know that a lot of adhesives "show" through the vellum and this stuff doesn't.  So yay!  Although, I did knock on of my leaves off while taking it outside to photograph.  I didn't realize it until I'd gotten back inside.  Oh well.  I've since then glued the errant leaf and sealed the page.

The quote is stamped from a Unity Stamp Co. SMAK kit.  I love it..."Always be a work in progress."  I think to be a genius is to know that you don't know everything and to constantly be learning and growing - to always be a work in progress.  So there you have it... I found my "sheer" in the leaves and my "genius" in the quote.  It works for me!

I'm still working on finishing up all the pages I'm behind on and I think I might actually be able to get them all finished by Christmas!  I'm hoping so anyway.  Really hoping so! 

I can't wait to see what October's last challenge is.  I can't think of any other "translucent paper" that we haven't done yet so it'll be interesting to see.  See y'all next week with tomorrow's challenge!

Until then,

1 comment:

  1. Vellum is so much fun! It gives a kind of otherworldly look when you layer with it. I love the colors you used, just beautiful!


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