Thursday, February 19, 2015

Week 5 of the DLP

Week 5 of the DLP is now done! It took me a while...The prompt from Art to the 5th was this: 

Art Challenge:  Under Paper (paper on your work table that gets all inky while you work)
Journal Prompt:  What Lies Beneath?

I thought this would be super easy, but then realized that I am not really that messy nor do I really use any kind of under paper. I decided to use some paper towels I use to blot my ink sprays with as well as the parchment paper that I put under the pages to keep from spreading to others. Here is what I started with (along with acrylic paint and gesso in the middle of the pages:
And then...nothing! I did not know what I wanted to do. So I walked away from it (for 2 weeks, might I add). When I finally came back to it this week, I started with a layer of gesso mixed with Primary Elements powder to give it a green hue:
I liked that the papers underneath gave it texture. Then I decided that I was just going to play with textures and focus only on the days of the week. Here is a mix of modeling paste, modeling cream, stucco, acrylic paints, gesso (black and white) and marker. I also stamped the dates:
I wasn't completely happy with it because it seemed to feel "weak" to me. Then I realized that I needed a border to help balance out the larger circles. I also randomly picked some of the stamped circles to thicken with marker (the "stamping" was done using caps to my paints dipped in black gesso):
Now this is more me - a bit bolder. I didn't want to use any quotes or specific focus. I just wanted to play and this is what it got me and I am fine with it! Here are some shots that show a bit of the texture:

Until next time!

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