Tuesday, February 3, 2015

DLP #3 with Canvas Corp

In this challenge I tried to stay within parameters. I wanted to use 7Gypsies and Tattered Angels products only. It wasn't hard as I love these products. Check out Documented Life Project to play along. Here are the prompts for the week of Jan.17th.
January Theme
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
January 17
Art Challenge:  The Color Wheel
Journal Prompt:  "I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . . “    - Georgia O’Keeffe

I started my page by covering it in gesso with an old gift card, adding some texture in as I scraped it on. Once dry adhere some 7Gypsies tissue paper to the background. To complete the challenge, "The Color Wheel" I approached this a little differently using colors that are next to each other on the wheel.  
All the products I am using are still available online or from Tuesday Morning. Some through Amazon, Inspiration Emporium, Etsy or directly from the Canvas Corp site. 

At this point I grabbed one of my favorite products in the world- Glimmer Glam. This is a translucent glaze type color that has glitter in it. Be sure to shake the paint to get the glitter to mix. I pour some in the cap and swirl as I use the color, otherwise the glitter sinks to the bottom of the bottle. I slopped my product on the page using a paint brush and blended in with my fingers- very messy but effective. 
Now I had my shimmery, glimmery, background. Photos don't do it justice. I added some random stamps using archival ink. Taking a lime colored bath pouf (who knew that's what they are called), or bath mesh sponge, I cut a piece out of it for a cool net look. Bonus it smells good from the soap. I layered the tickets on top, 7Gypsies does tags & ephemera well with their packs of fun. A bit of sewing adds interest & texture. The Gypsy piece was turned into a pocket for a mini tag that has journaling on it. 

Next came the quote which was colored with a marker. I grew up with the paintings of Georgia O'Keefe as she was one of my mothers favorite artists. So this quote is very appropriate. To finish of the page, a technique I love & have used a lot recently is to add super heavy gesso and colorize it. Taking Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday has renewed my love of all things art journal. What are you working on today?


  1. Gorgeous! I love the fun texture and the vibrant greens. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Gorgeous! I love the fun texture and the vibrant greens. Thanks for sharing!



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