Showing posts from November, 2017

Welcome to Life Documented Week 48 with Claire Leggett

Hi all welcome to Week 48!  The last week of November - ekkkkk!  Where has the year gone??

I decided from a conversation I had with the lovely Suz that I would try something a little different for me - something a little bit more abstract.

Prompt: To create an abstract piece
Technique: To apply the colour wheel and freedom!
Quote: 'If it scares you, it might be be a good thing to try' Seth Godin

So my first step was to grab myself a piece of card/ paper and cut it to the size of my journal page.  See already I am afraid to just do something out of my comfort zone! Grrrr

I decided to get a baby wipe and rub it over the page to make it nice and moist.  The next step was to be brave and embrace the 'freedom' aspect which I always find so difficult.  I used a recent ATC happy mail element as inspiration in regards to colours - I just love vibrant colours.

After my swooshes with my paint brush and baby wipes, I continued to rub and swipe, layer after layer.   At this point I …

Welcome to Life Documented Week 47 with Julie Leggett

Hi I am pleased to be hosting this week!

Prompt: A doodle week in colour incorporating a tip in and tag.
Technique: Use any pens of your choice
Quote: 'Just trying to find some colour in a black and white world' Anonymous 
I thought this week we could have a doodle week showcasing lots of coloured pens from your art space. A template of boxes set out on your paper provide lots of doodling space. (The pens I have used are listed below.)  I have also incorporated a tip in with the letters of my name doodled in the boxes and a tag which holds this week's quote.

Materials Paper Card stock Scissors Pens of your choice - I used sharpie,  posca, Eddington fine liners and coloured pens and letraset neon markers. Black conte crayon Typewriter Pritstick stick Selection coloured ribbons or wool.
Let's get started!
1. On white paper draw your template of boxes - I didn't use a ruler, freehand is much freer and loose. Draw a freestyle plant or flower in the middle of your bo…

Welcome to Life Documented Week 46 with Linda-Lee Wares

Week 46 with Linda-Lee Wares

Prompt:  Changing colours
Technique:  Exploring the colour wheel
Quote:You are allowed to change ~ annonymous

Overview:  I thought for this week we could see the difference in our art when we start out one way then change direction with colour.

So I have divided my page into three I tried black and white with the first third then my favourite colours with the second third and then their opposites on the last third

Any paper you wish to useFoam or rubber stampsInk or acrylic paintWatercolour optional ( I used Dylusion inks , my favourites)Various pensClue and or sewing machine ( this is not necessary but it would be me if I didn’t use it)And your favourite quoteFirst of all, take a blank piece of paper and various stamps and go to town until it is covered!

Then colour the sheet just using black and white paint.

Then divide your paper into 3 leaving the first piece black and white.

With the next piece use your favourit…

Welcome to Life Documented Week 45 with Monica Smith

Monica is doing a divider for us this month.

The theme is changing colors, colors of your life.  We hadn't picked one yet so Monica used a lot of color but went with friends.

Prompt:       Start with a black background Technique:  Using Black Gesso on white card stock Quote:         “Friends are Flowers In the Garden of Life” Mary Engelbreit
One of my impulse buys was black gesso, it was hidden and forgotten on the shelf in my studio.  It is time to use it  If you do not have black gesso use black card stock. 
 First of all it was time for me to search Google and Pinterest and discover  how black gesso is used in art journaling and to find  inspiration.  This as I am sure you know is no quick task.  black gesso is popular with several artists especially those who do journaling and usually to advertise their paint etc.    My searches showed that most people used black gesso so as to write on it with a white pen!  Here is how I used it.
I began by covering several sheets of card stoc…