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Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (24th February) Week 8 with Tiffany Goff Smith

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Theme:  Hearts and Flowers - exploring paints and mediums
Prompt: Paint large flowers on a paper sack
Technique:Use a palette knife 
Quote: The earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hi all, you are in for a treat!  If you don’t know Tiffany you will love her.  She has made a video for us this week and you are going to have loads of fun with this one. 
Tiffany believes in using what you have so all the supplies you will need is a paper bag, a palette knife and some acrylic paint of your choice. 

Tiffany is on Instagram and YouTube under the same name.  southerngals_designs. 




Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (17th February) Week 7 with Suz

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Theme:  Hearts and Flowers - exploring paints and mediums

Prompt:  Watercolor
Technique: Painting loose flowers 
Quote: Hearts are wild creatures, that's why our ribs are cages-Elalusz

Hello everyone!  Hope you are all well.  

I wanted to do some easy watercolor.  The quote has nothing to do with watercolor and I didn't put hearts in my watercolor although you can, but I love this quote! 
I was inspired by Paivi Eerola.  Her art is very different and if you haven't checked her out you should.  She does very loose and free art.

If you don't have watercolors or you don't like them, use craft paint or even water soluble markers can be fun.  I use a tile to put my color on and then water it down with drops of clean water.  If you want to use markers you can scribble on a waterproof surface and drop drops of water on that to dip your brush in.  If you want to water down acrylics a thinner or airbrush medium works best but you can use water as well.

These are my favorite brushes…

Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (10th February) Week 6 with Francisca Nunes

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Theme: Hearts and flowers – exploring paints and mediums Technique: use gel printed papers, stencils, and stamps to create a multi layered background Prompt: Exploring texture and marks Quote: Put your heart mind and soul into even your smallest acts.  Swami Sivananda
Hi hello dear creative group!

I’m so honored and happy to be here again this year making this week, sharing my process and give you some inspiration to create.

I really fear a blank page and most of the time I start by making a background, with collage or with paint. A background with depth and texture is inspiring for us to go further on the page. When sometimes with a blank page you get blocked, with a background you might be inspired with those colors, texture and shapes. I focused on exploring paint as in printing, creating texture and depth, as in the marks that I did on the page with some home-made tools or with stamps, or with the stencils to create more and more layers.
Hope you enjoy the tutorial! To create my backgroun…

Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (3rd February) Week 5 with Julie Leggett DIVIDER INSPIRATION INCLUDED

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Theme for February:  Hearts and flowers - exploring paints and mediums Technique: Using soft gel medium, acrylics, charcoal, stencils and layering. Prompt:  To create depth and texture.  Quote:  'Get over your hill and see what you find there - with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair' Anonymous
Hello from Bonsall in Matlock I live just on the edge of the National Peak District in England,  a beautiful place.
Hi from Julie, it is with much pleasure that I am starting off the first week in February with a brand new theme 'Hearts and Flowers'. This month we are exploring paints and mediums - so lots of fun to be had 😊 exciting !!
Equipment used: Acrylic paints Golden gel medium  (matte) Conte black charcoal pencil Stencils: diamonds,  flower and small hearts Dictionary paper/ any printed paper is ok Pritstick Gesso Distress inks Card and pencil Scissors






This week I have done a double page spread feel free to make yours as big or little as your journal allows - you do need to wo…