Saturday, 28 February 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 8

February theme - Layers You Will Love!
Week 8 Art Challenge - Repeating Elements.
Week 8 Journal Prompt - It's Worth Repeating.

I enjoyed doing these pages.
Acrylic paint background.
Repeating faux butterfly/moth 'cards' 
and repeating dots,
painted sentiment.


I'm now all ready for Week 9 :)


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 7

The theme for February at
Layers You Will Love!
Week 7's Art Challenge is
Cover Up the Good Stuff
and the Journal Prompt is
Going Undercover.

I suffered a messy disaster with an 
image transfer on the left hand page 
(or a 'flub' as my friend Julie says!).


So, I photocopied the image of the girl 
(she is actually Kim Kardashian, whoever that is!)
and glued that over the mess, clear gesso'd 
over the image and then painted her 
in monochrome colours.

I'm actually quite pleased how she turned 
out and disaster was averted!

I used a quote by Ismail Haniyeh,
"Some people think that the truth can be 
hidden with a little cover-up and decoration.  
But as time goes by, what is true is 
revealed, and what is fake fades away."

I'm busy working on my pages for
Week 8 already, as I'd fallen a little
bit behind (pesky life getting in the way
of my arting!).

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 6

The theme for February at
Layers You Will Love!
and this week the Art Challenge is
'When Not to Stop'
and the Journal Prompt is
'Don't Stop Til You Get Enough!'

There are lots and lots of layers in the 
background for these pages,
including paper, gesso, paint, Neocolor IIs, 
stamping and washi tape.
The 'laydee' is supposed to be a self portrait
although I have to say that anyone that knows me
will struggle to find a resemblance.

I took "Don't Stop' from the journal prompt
but then used the lyrics from the Fleetwood Mac song.
I so love Fleetwood Mac.

The prompts are already up for Week 7,
I'd better get my skates on or 
I'm going to fall behind :/

Thank you for looking!

ps Further to the previous post, I am happy to 
report that Hope has now been offered a place at the
She's going to defer her place for a year
so she'll be starting in September 2016.