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 Hale,
― Mandy Hale,
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 .
Now add some collage paper to your piece. I used some old music paper, paper from an old book and also some paper of a magazine. Add some white acrylics or white gesso with a pallet knife or old credit card to turn it all down a little.
Now I add some layers with stencils, starting with the lighter colors and finishing with the more darker colors. Make sure the paint is dry for you start your next layer.
For some more interest I added some Neocolor II around the edges of the stencilled shapes and some scribbles with my mechanical pencil Instead of Neocolor II you can also use some coloured pencils.
With some black acrylics I added some flowers and leaves and I used another stencil. If you like to cut the edge as I did, leave the left or right side free from painting.
And now the fun part, at least, the part I like the most! Add some marks! I used my Posca Pens and Neocolor II.
For the finishing touch I cut the left side following the leaves and flowers I painted and added a word.
Well, I hope you like my contribution and I'm looking forward to see your interpretations!