I've been in a bit of a slump as far as my art goes. I couldn't seem to get myself to the art table to play with paint. I don't know why I because as soon as I started getting painty I felt ever so much better.
I signed up for The Documented Life Project. Click the link to learn more about it. This is the cover of my journal that I plan to use for the project.
I started with a Strathmore Mixed Media Journal. I'm using it because the paper is thicker than plain planner paper. It will take gesso and paint a bit better than light weight paper. I used old book pages* to cover the front. I used gesso and matte medium to glue it down. A watered down light purple paint is the next layer.
The flowers are a Donna Downey stamp and I used Ranger Archival ink to stamp them so they would be permanent for my next wet layer. The quote was found on Raw for Beauty facebook page. I copied it into MS Publisher and changed the color so that it would go better with page.
The 2014 are The Angel Company stamps. The green leaves are a Crafter's Workshop Stencil. I used bubble wrap, a piece of rubber rug backing and a medicine bottle lid to make the other decorative marks in orange, pink and yellow. All the paint was inexpensive craft paint except for a bit of Golden's pink High Flow Acrylic.
* Part of the book paper is from an old book I found at the library for 50 cents. It's an old construction manual that is full of page after page of numbers. I think it's formulas for mixing concrete and other building materials. These days all of that figuring would be done on the computer. I smile every time I use one of those pages because I know it must have been very important of some engineer years ago.