Thursday, January 22, 2015

DLP Week 3: My Favourite So Far!


The Documented Life Project challenge for this week is to use the colour wheel and a particular quote of Georgia O'Keeffe.

I decided to use some acrylic ink since I only had the three primary colours and I wanted to restrict myself to those and let them mix to create other colours. I liberally painted them onto the spread with a brush.



Then I covered the page with plastic kitchen wrap and allowed it to dry for a while.

Ironically, while I was waiting for it to dry I decided to watch the the most recent episode of DMTV with Laura and Linda Kemshall. Linda was working on a journal page and I couldn't believe it, but she was using this kitchen wrap technique! Great minds!!! Having said that, she was doing some really incredible work with leaves from her garden...something I'll certainly play with at some point!
Anyway, back to my piece. Once the plastic wrap is removed you're left with a really wonderful random texture of wrinkle lines!

I added additional layers using various sizes of bubble wrap and white gesso. I seem to go back to this a lot...it's so easy and gives you those wonderful circles...definitely one of my 'go to' techniques for adding layers and texture.
I pulled out some of my Gelli print papers and made the flowers. The stems were drawn in using my white Signo pen and a permanent black pen.

Using a Terri Stegmiller stencil I added the grid lines for the quote. To soften the lines, I doodled little circles using the white pen, rather than drawing solid lines.
The text was added with a black pen, following the shapes of the grid lines and then highlighted with the white pen.

And here's the finished page:



10 comments:

  1. Love your art work here. I journal alot and will have to look more at some of these techniques. Looks like part of a very artful and fun project.

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    1. Thanks so much Jeanne! You should check out the link for Documented Life Project. It's free and very inspiring.

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  2. I just love the colors you use. How can I learn to write letters like you? Do you have classes on lettering? Your blog is a great inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I don't do lettering classes, but you might check out Joanne Sharpe. She has some great classes.

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  3. Beautiful work Linda. I love this so much.

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    1. Thanks Lee. I really had fun doing this spread!

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  4. Beautiful - I love how your colours are set off by your black and white leaves and lettering

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    1. Thanks Lynette. It does give a fun contrast and sense of whimsy.

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