Saturday, February 21, 2015
Documented Life Project - Week 5
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
Art Challenge: Under Paper (paper on your work table that gets all inky while you work)
Journal Prompt: What Lies Beneath?
I'm still behind - counting today's prompt, I have 2 more page spreads to be caught up.
I started by gluing a number of pieces of under paper to my background. It looked pretty chaotic, so I covered it with a light coat of gesso, hoping to knock back the colors a bit and make it more cohesive. But it covered more than I intended, so I added some acrylic paints to make my background. The under paper ended up only providing texture to the background, but at least I liked it. I searched for quotes using "beneath" as my search term, and this is what I ended up with. The bird and branches are made from under paper as well. I had no idea where I was going with it when I started the page, but I'm happy with the way it turned out.