How I created my DLP from Art To The 5th ..Cityscape..Part 2..week 5 (Part 1 Here)
..here I am just adding a few shades of blue craft paint and blending a bit
..do a layer of paint, and then wipe some off…
now Im adding some more paint..a different color and a different brand..this is Golden Liquid acrylic..it has a much higher pigment content, and a little goes a very long way..it is also not as much of a “matt” finish so it will add to the luster of the sky..
..I squirted a bit of water onto the page..
now I swill continue adding some more layers of blues..and a bit of purple and..continue wiping off and adding more paint until I get the color that I like..
now I will add some acrylic gloss medium to the wet paint…
and blend it in with my finger..
..I will continue on to the other side making it a bit lighter on the left as that is the sunrise side…I also journaled about what lies beneath each of us and our art..at this point it is still needing more layers of blues….but sometimes I work on other parts and go back to the layers..
after more layers of blue I will begin adding some details on the buildings..and the sky..
How I created my DLP from Art To The 5th… Cityscape..Part 1 ..
..so I started with a full spread in my journal
…doodle all over the page..I chose flowers and leaves because that is what I love to doodle..but you can choose any marks you enjoy making..lines and swirls, or dots and circles….or faces..or houses etc…anything you enjoy creating that will make it totally yours..your personal touch..!
then I gathered some gesso and paints..
..and I covered my page with random paints…
..i then took some papers I made with my handmade eraser stamps..and I will use these to cut my building shapes..
..I cut all different shapes..tall and short…wider and thinner..and laid them out in a pattern that I liked..
..I covered some with thin coats of paint..details will come later..
..then I gathered some shades of blue for the sky..
and started to mix and blend the color together..stay tuned for part 2 on Monday..!
DLP 2015 Line-Up of Guest Artist Appearances…. and guess what..Im on the list..
It is an Honor and a Joy to have been asked to be a guest artist for the DLP 2015 …and here is the list of all of the other Guest Artists…Wooo Hoo..very exciting indeed..! Thanks so much to the Art to the 5th Team ..You Are Awesome..!
#AJWchallenge #2 Sketch a Favorite Book .. Palma Rea’s Creative Challenge for 2015 ..One of my favorite books..it changed my life..pencil,ink, Copic marker and a little watercolor on 140lb paper in my handmade journal .. from palmas blog A Creative journey
The Documented Life Project
One part planner plus one part art journal and one part weekly challenge equals an amazing year of organization, inspiration and community. Join us for the Documented Life Project.
Starting January 1, 2014, we* will issue weekly challenges on ways to use and decorate your planner to make it uniquely yours. Interpret the challenge in any way you desire or be inspired by our artists. Yes, this is free and open to everyone – artists, scrapbookers, calendar keepers, organization lovers, art journalers- yes, YOU!
The *WE: Roben-Marie Roberts Smith, Lorraine Conte Bell, Rae Missigman, Barbara Copeland Moore and Sandi Keene.
So this is fun and I think I will really actually finish a journal/planner this year…because I start one almost every year and never complete it…but when I do..I love going back and looking through what Ive written, special days and what Ive draw or created. This year my word for the year is Embrace…mainly because my husband and I retired early moved to Georgia .. A place where we can live comfortable and in a more minimalistic style. We moved from New York…a place that is on the opposite end of the spectrum regarding minimalist or laid back…We love it here…we bought a small farm, where my older daughter and husband will live… and a property next door where we are building our small but beautiful home. We will have some chickens, cows and bees and maybe an Alpaca so I can have my own gorgeous wool. We will also have an organic garden. This is the most wonderful time to have the word Embrace as my word of the year…Here is a small sample of my Embrace 2014 Documented Life Journal/planner