Welcome to Life Documented Week 7 with Claire Ann
This week's prompt is simply: Valentine. The quote I have decided to incorporate into my journal page is:
all this time
The Sun never says
To the Earth,
"You owe me."
With a love like that.
It lights the
I thought this quote was quite lovely and sent a message of unconditional love implied to all kinds of love.
This week is all about love, made more poignantly as it is Valentine's Day on Tuesday 14th February!
I have mostly made my journal page about the places I love that have given me good memories to date.
It's been a crazy kind of week so I decided to keep the workload/time management into perspective. I used an old map of Canada I found on one of my Vintage Fair expeditions. I added to my background and found a map of the UK which I stuck in the left hand corner. Two places I simply love and have my fondest memories as me!
My next step was to try out the Art Masking Fluid technique for myself! Wow Louise Mairs you made this look way too easy! I had a good go at drawing a heart and I think I did ok!
Next I used my watercolours to paint over the masking fluid and once dried I simply pulled away at the masking tape - soooo much fun!
I then made a tip-in, love heart shape of course, to incorporate my ATC's received in the previous two months. I even found some love heart metal clasps I've had since I was around 10 years old that I never found a use for! I wanted to start and add 'graffiti' into my work - this is the safe kind of stuff, nice and simple and an opportunity to say 'I had a go!'
I didn't take any picture making this but I simply took a piece of artists watercolour paper, base coat of gesso, then scraped on pinky coloured Acrylic paints to get the striped effect. Once dried I cut out heart shapes and simply used my sewing machine to sew the holders on... voila! I may add to this later!
Above, I took a picture of my tip-in on my previous weeks spread but have decided to use it in this weeks. The second picture is my journal page which I am yet to complete. It's the start of half term here and I just cannot fathom how to do this tonight. This page will change during the week and I will keep you posted on its outcome! The quote will somehow be incorporated into this page.
I am so looking forward to your pages this week!