Oh, my gosh.... here it is, just after the 4th of July, and I'm realizing that I haven't posted anything on here since New Year's! I've been busy with the Documented Life Project. But, a couple of trips, birthdays, Father's Day, Mother's Day, etc.... have put me behind. I'm not worried, though; I'll catch up! I'm fully committed to this and am going to do every prompt! I have about 22 to post on here, though, so I'm not going to explain how I did every piece. I'll share what I used and if you have any questions, feel free to ask! :)
The journal challenge for this week was Gesso. I think the idea was not only to use it to prime your pages, but to also add it into your piece. I used Gesso over a piece of punchinella (used as a stencil), over at the right. It's the white, vertical "line" that runs parallel to the red triangle on the right edge. After I put the background down, I added a couple of map pieces, some random swirly marks and washi-tape. I used my latin-text rubber stamp with black Staz-On. Oh, there's some sheet music scrapbook paper on there, too. I went over all the paper pieces with more paint....very lightly, though. I usually use my finger to do that. I added the flowers and the text. I think I used a black Tombow pen for the black, but I'm not sure about that. (I need to get better at keeping notes on my process!!) If it's not a Tombow, it's a Pitt or a Pigma Sensei. I love them all! I have a feeling it's a Sensei. For the white, I used the bullet-tipped white Sharpie paint marker. They're great! I use that and the ultra-fine tipped one all the time! The reddish triangle and swirly at the bottom were likely done with a Tombow. "The Beginning is Always Today" was the journal prompt. Sometimes, I use the quotes, but I'm not focusing on the "journal" part of the journal. I'm focusing on the "art" part. I hope that makes sense.