Sunday, September 7, 2014
The Documented Life Project week 36 Black and White
I am back on schedule with the Documented Life Project. This week's challenge was to work in black and white. I felt a bit constrained by this, because I knew that over mixing paints and inks would give me a very blah grey page. So I went with my card making comfort zone for this page. Since I used a new-to-me technique that will be fun for both cards and art journal pages, I count this as a good week in my journal.
I pressure embossed lots of white scrap strips with my Sizzix Big Kick and various embossing folders. I used a brayer to add Wendy Vecchi's Watering Can Archival ink to the raised areas, and mounted them on a piece of black cardstock. The "journaling" is some extra card sentiments that I printed and cut during a recent card making session. I couldn't resist adding a tiny splash of color, and these coral scraps just made me happy.
This page is much more evocative of my structured card making style than the loosey-goosey- anything-goes art journal style that I have been attempting this year. It was a super busy week, so working with a familiar style was an effective way to accomplish a page. Sort of the artistic version of comfort food!
Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!