Welcome to Life Documented-Week 29 with Beth Forenz
This is the page we will be doing.
Quote: "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." Neale Donald
I was excited to be asked as the guest artist this week. The "road less traveled/traveling through life" theme excites me because my love of art journaling began while traveling! Several years ago, because of extremely stressful circumstances in my life, I did nothing artistic or creative for about three years. Thankfully a very wise friend knew me well enough to see that I needed art as a release and therapy. So, just before boarding a plane to Africa, she gave me a small water color set and said "You're going to be traveling for 30 plus hours, paint! " I had always journaled and always liked to paint, but had never combined the two. I came home from that trip with a journal full of art and a passion to learn more.
For my background I used Tim Holtz distress ink to completely cover both pages with color. Water color or even acrylic would work as well, if you don't have distress ink. Try to keep your background light so it isn't overpowering.
From today's paper, I've decided to cut out the shape of Africa. You may choose a place you've been or dream of going to. I've used walnut distress ink to go around the edge to give it a vintage look.
On the facing page I've used a small piece of map scrap book paper to make a pocket which I attached with washi tape. I've finished off that page with a strip of dark blue tape and a scallop stencil along the edge. I also added a stencil on the top of my pocket. The pocket gives me a place to add momentos, tags and private notes.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's prompt! I know I have!