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January Week 1 DLP

Week 1 Goals

So I’ve been a bit busy and haven’t posted anything for ages!

I’ve been taking part in two online weekly challenge thingies (not sure what you call them!)

The main one I am doing is the Documented Life Project 2015. I am also using the techniques of some of the Journal Journey Driver Reviver.

This is the piece I did for DLP week one. The prompt was about creating your own goals and you have to use book pages in your background. I used brown paper and wrapping paper in by backgrounds instead. It’s the first time I’ve properly used washi tape on a page too!

I am up to date with the challenges, so I’ll post some of the others when I get time!

Hand-Carved Hot Air Balloon Stamp

Hand-Carved Hot Air Balloon Stamp

I fancied doing a little bit of stamp carving yesterday, as a break between job applications (although I probably ended up doing job applications between goes at stamping with it!) I was inspired by a tag that came with some wrapping paper I bought.

balloon stamp carving

bright balloons

I repeated the process I used for the new home cards, stamping on different papers and cutting out the shapes to collage together. I also coloured some areas with Promarkers. The colours work well on bright white paper.

brown paper balloons

I then tried stamping onto brown paper, stamping patterns and colouring with Promarkers. Quite different, bit interesting I think.

Not sure what I’m going to do with all these balloons as yet, but fun to experiment.

balloon stamp spread

Handmade New Home Cards

Handmade New Home Cards
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new home 1

3 new home cards

I’ve made myself a new rubber stamp for a new home card I wanted to make for my friend. I thought I’d make a batch of them. I might have to have a rethink about the writing for future batches as I’m not entirely happy with it on any of them, but I do like the top part of the design.

Canvas Background Trials

Canvas Background Trials

 

hallway project background 1

 

hallway project background  brighter close up 2

 

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Here are some of my experiments for the backgrounds of my next pieces, collaborations with another artist! I have scanned it in and isolated sections and also adjusted the colours. Just playing about really!

Autumn Treasures

Autumn Treasures

I read in a book how to dry plant material in the microwave and picked up some Japanese Maple leaves on the way home. I just had to use one on an art journal page so I combined it with lovely wallpaper samples and little cards I’ve had for ages and never known what to do with.

Stand Out From The Crowd – Art Journal Pages

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For the second set of pages I have completed this weekend, I started with a very small piece of wallpaper sample I had left over from another page (which I have only actually done the background for). It gave me the idea from the colour scheme. I collaged a background of those colours and used a Manga wallpaper sample as the inspiration for the girl. I then decided the wording and added the ‘crowd’ in the background. Not deciding in advance what the end product would be means that the pages are totally different to what I would have come up with if I’d planned it all out in advance. It’s nice to just pick something inspiring and work a page around it!

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