Thursday, April 10, 2014

Monochromatic Flower

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 FridayArtist Play Room


  1. Okay Boo - the lettering in the background is fantastic -- what a wonderful idea to practice stuff on graph paper. You always have good ideas!!
    Sandy xx

  2. Fabulous monochromatic page Boo and I agree with Sandy about the graph paper.
    Also I really like the use of a white pen to outline, the inside! You're very clever Boo :o) Mo x