This page was done for the Documented Life Project Monochromatic challenge.
I have a thing for graph paper. I just love all those little squares. I keep a graph paper pad by my chair. I use it for doodling, lettering practice and just plain messing around.
The background is a page from my graph paper pad. I was listening to a book on my MP3 and practicing lettering. I was going to toss it out when I decided it would be great for this page. The words were written in black with a calligraphy pen. I painted a light coat of gesso all over the words so they would go to the background.
I used a "hand me down" stencil for the checks and flowers. Then I outlined them all with a grey Pitt pen. Finally I used a white Signo Gel pen for outlining on the inside of the images.
Link: Documented Life Project, Paint Party Friday, Artist Play Room