The Documented Life Project for this week is to use the messy papers that you use to wipe off your brush, practice writing on, or catch overspray, with a prompt of "What Lies Beneath?" I often use my used deli wrap and paper towels to start a journal page or add some interest. It's a great way to get over the "blank page" dilemma.
So, what is an art journal without a story? I found some mop-up paper towels with pretty colors and some deli-wrap with long strips of dried paint. I sprayed my page (Yes, page. I'm finding that a two page spread is too much for my taste.) with some Dylusion and some acrylic sprays. then ripped and attached my under papers. I added some Sandswirl as a tangle. Shading with an Aquarellable by Stabilo, stamp is my own, white Sharpie paint pen, and black Molotow. It brought to mind a field trip that a colleague and I took some students on many years ago. We went to see some caverns. Beautiful "what lies beneath" the earth as well. I found the stalactites and stalagmites gorgeous and the experience filled me with awe. It was like being in a beautiful cathedral. And the writing? Well, This colleague was the science teacher and, when we stopped along the way, he purchased some chocolate covered bugs to share! NOT!!!
Paint Party Friday