Sunday, August 31, 2014

and now, without further delay....

Hello, everyone!

Hope you have all been well!  I have been busy, busy, busy working on lots and lots of details for a wedding.  Now that I am finished with all of those projects, I can catch up on my blog.  I have lots of cards finished, so look out for those posts later in the week.  Today, I am going to post my last four Documented Life Project journal pages. 

Week 32: Incorporate a fortune cookie fortune

Since my daughter collects fortune cookie fortunes, (unusual, right?) I couldn't use a fortune for my page.  So I used a quote I found instead.  This page started with an acrylic paint background, where I swiped up leftover paint with a piece of watercolor paper.  I added Gelatos, ribbon scraps, vellum strips and some ephemera from my journal junk box.  I stamped over everything with Ranger Archival. 
Week 33 - Use your "under" paper:
I don't usually use "under paper" to protect my work surface, as I prefer a Teflon craft mat.  So I used a premade Dylusions background,  a piece of the waxed paper I left from the resist technique I shared a few weeks ago, and some stamped tissue paper from my journal junk box.  I initially sketched flowers on my page with a Sharpie marker.  The lines were way too bold, and even with several layers of gesso, I couldn't tone them down enough.  So I finger painted acrylic circles on another piece of paper, and glued them over the original flowers.  I added lots of white pen details, and a tiny quote, as I didn't want to cover up my pretty flowers.
Week 34 - Incorporate numbers from my week:

 For this background, I used paint that remained from the page above.  ('cause I worked on them both the same night!)  I outlined the flowers with smudged charcoal pencil, and the centers with my Sharpie pen.  I added a sketchy black border, and lots of repeats of my favorite number, four.  They represent my family of four, the time I arrive home for work (when I leave on time, which is rare.) and forever,  how long I have loved my guy.  Some white pen highlighting brightens things up a bit.

Week 35 - Face it.

I had so much fun with this one!  Another premade Dylusions background, toned down with gesso and Gelatos and stamped with Picket Fence Distress Paint.  I used a stencil that I cut with my Silver Bullet Professional  cutter to mark a face from the left edge of the background, and cut it by hand.  I mounted it on a piece of cardstock, and started adding more layers.  Lots of Gelatos and white acrylic paint here.  I outlined the face with charcoal pencil and stamped it with Archival ink.  For a finishing touch, I used a glue pen to add some foil touches to the stamps on the face  They look black or grey here, but in real life, they are a beautiful silver.  I made a border with my Sharpie pen, and highlight some of the flower details as well.  Finally, I added a handwritten quote. 

There, now that I have posted all of my journal pages, I am going to go take a nap!

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