Saturday, February 21, 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 5

January Theme
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
January 31
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.


Sketchbook Wandering said...

It's just lovely. The color has such a texture & depth. I'm inspired to go out & try a little gesso...And I love your inspirational theme...

Kathy A. Johnson said...

I think this is terrific, Cheryl. I love the colors, the quote, and your whole, go-with-the-flow process. I'm really enjoying these posts.