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Welcome to Life Documented Week 35 with Claire Ann Leggett

Art Appreciation Embrace Your Art
Prompt: To incorporate 'Tea bag Art' into your journal in some way. Technique:  Experiment and use a variety of art supplies to create your art. Quote:  There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved ~ George Sand.
Hi all.  This week has been rather experimental as well as time lacking.  My mind has been elsewhere due to a family bereavement.  I wanted to create using a recently researched form of art 'Tea bag Art'.  The time needed to truly grasp this idea wasn't there, however, I have incorporated a little - I very much look forward to seeing your wonderments flood the LD page!
First things first, I found a box of gouache in my art supplies that I have never used!  I decided to experiment and give them a whirl with little expectation - I always find it helps me to let go and relax.
Gouache is a type of water-soluble paint that, unlike watercolour, is opaque so the white of the paper surface does not show through.

I lack…

Welcome to Life Documented Week 34 with Linda-Lee Wares

Art Appreciation Embrace Your Art
Hi my name is Linda-lee and I am honoured to do Week 34.  Let's pretend we are famous artist and are going to have a show of our work.  This week we will create our own gallery with our very own art!

Prompt:  To create our very own art gallery.
Technique: Create mini pieces of art using a variety of mediums and techniques (ink spray, threads, sewing techniques, sketching etc)
Quote:   If you hear a voice within you saying " you are not a painter"then by all means paint .... and that voice will be silenced Vincent Van Gogh

Tools and equipment Paper any sort I have used watercolour paper Winslow 200GSMPaints inks and distress paints (choose your favourite colours)Variety of pens, pencils and paintsWhatever you use to cut your paperYour imagination

Cut your paper into various rectangles and squares or even circles and ovalsColour each piece the colour of your choiceThen do art on each pieceWhen you have finished ea…

Welcome to Life Documented-Week 33 with Lynette Collis

Theme: Art appreciation Month : Embrace yourself - Embrace your Art
TechniqueUsing pretty paper serviettes/napkins as a collage layer

Prompt: Be inspired by one of your favourite artists

Quote“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hi everyone - I am so happy to be here as guest artist this week. I always love to share my process and hope you enjoy this week. Please also come and visit where I regularly blog at

As always, I have highlighted the prompts in green as I use them. I ♥ Klimt - he is one of my favourite artists. I love his patterning, his figures, his use of gold, his compositions, his lovely elements of swirls....I could go on! Starting from there and wanting to share one of my favourite journaling techniques with you, I began by gathering some pretty paper serviettes.

First I painted the background of my spread gold so that there'll be a glow to the page as I layer up, and then I chose the serviettes…

Welcome to Life Documented - Week 32 With Hilda Scheenstra

Theme: Art Appreciation-Embrace your art
Prompt: Make a Divider
Technique: Collage, stamp, stencil, mark, cut out
Quote: “Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.”
― Mandy HaleThe Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
Hi All! First of all I'm really honored to be a guest teacher for Life Documented (thank you Suz!) and I hope you love my contribution!
I'll show you how to make a Divider you can use in your planner, but you can use what I show for all kinds of mixed media stuff of course.
To start take a piece of mixed media paper, or any kind of paper you like to work on and cut it to the size you want.  Actually I grabbed a the cover of a Magazine and cut it in half. The front cover, which I liked, will be the back of my Divider .