Thursday, January 24, 2013

Art Journaling - Week 4

Hi there Bloglanders

According to my records we are in week 4 already!!  It seems like it has been a day ago that we have been celebrating the beginning of 2013. Well, things to do, places to go, people to meet.  The wedding dress is in progress. At least I have started and we are having the first fitting today. Doesn't look like much right now but I'm sure once we add the lace and tulle, everything will change. Keep reading and all will be revealed in a future post.

Now for my art journaling project of the week:

This one is all about reuse, recycle and repurpose. I haven't done the journaling yet but as I'll be using my art as part of my "2013 MY LIFE MY WAY" album, I plan to do it once I have decided upon the pictures for the layout. I'll include something like "my aim is to leave the world a little bit better / I can make a difference - even though it might be small / I teach my children to appreciate what they were given".

For the "artwork" I started out with a watercolor base in blue and brown, added the ivy stenciling with Guesso for dimention, more green paint over everything, some orange as a background for my title and then the stamping.  To finish off: some stamped roses and leaves that I have colored and cut out and the words cut from old bookpages. "Leef  Lig" means something like Live without disturbing too much.

What I really love is the edges of my artwork. I used masking tape to keep my watercolor paper flat en where I removed it, I had this uneven border. Also, my paint didn't dry completely so the stamping is imperfect at some place. Now you have to worry!  IMPERFECT ME is starting to like my imperfectness!  I'll share with you once I've added my journaling but right now I like it just the way it is.

That's it from me.  I've got office work, some things to sort out for Wernich, tea with a friend and a fitting for the wedding dress.  Let's get going.

Thank you for visiting. Please come back to play as I'll be sharing some more of my crafting projects right here on Play as U Go.

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