Welcome to Life Documented-Week 27 with Suz
Hi everyone! New month, new Theme! Hope you are enjoying all our guest bloggers. I know I am and I want to thank them all for participating!
Theme: The Road Less Traveled/Traveling through life
Prompt: Use a magazine image that you really love, something that speaks to you personally.
Technique: Add a couple scraps of paper and stamp whole page
Quote: The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha
For this tutorial I wanted to do something about traveling through life more than actual travel. If you have a good attitude staying home can be as relaxing as actually going some place. I wanted my pages to reflect calm and to be more minimal.
These are pages I had wiped off a stencil and a brush on previously.
I used an orange brown watercolor I had and brushed it all over the page, smoothing it out with my finger and a baby wipe. This connected the two pages.You can also use watered down acrylics, or distress inks watered down. Just put it down in a bowl or on a piece of tile and add water to it.
I added two pieces of scrap deli paper top and right top to point to the corner I planned on putting my magazine image in. I wanted it kind of grungy and there was a little black on the deli paper. I also wiped a little black on the other side. You can also use scrap paper or notebook paper, It works with any kind of paper. I like the deli paper because it blends with the page so well.
I used a big stamp, Any stamp you like will do. You could even use a big stencil and just not go all the way to the edges so you don't have a definite edge on your paper. I used a pale blue ink. Any soft color will do for this. To me this technique makes it look like an old wall.
Last thing I did was write my days in brown pencil. You could use black or any color you want. I added my magazine image top right. I liked this image because it seemed so Zen. Something I need in my life every day.
I wiped a little pink and blue on my pages here and there on both pages with my fingers.
In the end I used my stamp again in an ochre and white paint and the blue again on the stamp to blend in the dark black spots. (photo at top of page)
When I do my pages I want them to be fun. I don't want to stress over them and sometimes I would like to do something more simple if life is hectic. I would like for you all to do whatever you like to do. If you don't like the tutorials just do what feels good for you. You can even use a different quote. I ended up going over the two black spots with a little paint because I felt they were glaring. I am not crazy about my own handwriting very often but following the thoughts of the quote I wanted to personalize it more.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Thanks for stopping by!