Sunday, January 4, 2015

DLP Week 1. Goals and Book Paper

I had already chosen my paper for this week, a piece of card with snowflakes on one side which I wanted to keep. So covering it all with book paper for the DLP challenge was not what I wanted.  Trying to think of my goals for this year was hard, I wanted them to be meaningful and so I started thinking about what I needed to do this year.  Recently I have been getting very frustrated at my lack of confidence, I know I am able but can never project that to others, so this was the goal I chose to journal.
My book papers came from a copy of Muddle Earth by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.  I don't like using books that somebody might like, so tend to go round the charity shops asking for those books which they are going to send for recycling.  I couldn't believe my luck when they gave this one with amazing illustrations.
For my background I simply brushed a diluted PVA and acrylic paint mix over the snowflakes leaving it clear around the boy on the right.  While it was still wet I sprinkled on perfect pearls.   I painted around the boy with ink and then stenciled the rays on with silver acrylic and a sponge.
I edged with oil pastels in blue and black, coloured my letters and stuck on along with the wold faith which I had in my stash.

My journalling pages were made by stenciling the stars with pastels onto a background coloured with gelatos.  The days were stamped on directly and the dates stamped onto tissue and then stuck on.  The lines in-between where machine stitched onto a rescued headrest cover from a plane and then cut out and stuck on.

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