Sunday, July 5, 2015

DLP: The Beginning is Always Today

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.
Happy creating!
 ~    Teri