Monday, 12 October 2015

Will the Day tell its Secret

 A new week brings a new challenge on The Documented Life Project 2015. We are staying with our theme of translucent papers. The art challenge is: tissue paper and the journalling prompt: The Disappearing Trick. Although these challenges are set every week and I do try and follow in their path this is still my art journal and I also want to keep the pages personal to me in my journalling. So I always investigate the prompt and see whether it can lead me to where I would want to go. In the case of this prompt it took me to a quotation by Dejan Stojanovic : "Will the day tell its secret before it disappears, becomes timeless night". This quotation then led to the creation of these pages, with the figure representing the day.
The background used tissue paper as per the art challenge. It's hard to discover them in the finished spread but one tissue paper had green leaves on it which can just be glimpsed and the other was turquoise with little sparkles incorporated in the paper. After glueing those on I painted over the pages with a variety of paints. I can tell that the time will soon come to move my paints inside the house from the shed and also that it is time to begin using the heat gun to dry the layers as waiting for them to dry naturally is taking longer and longer!
 I added pattern using stencils, all by Stencilgirl Products (Circle Layer stencil, the Juxtapose one the Go Your Own Way stencil, the Wall of Words one and there might be more! I went a bit mad with the stencils!).  I also added rubber stamping using the French Journal Page one designed by France Papillon for Stampotique, which I just discovered covers the same time period in October as we're in at the moment. The universe seems to be speaking to me!
 For the figure I used a technique I just learned last week in the 21 Secrets Fall 2015 class by Christine Anderson and her body was cut from a gelli plate printed page. She did look rather strange without her facial features so I decided to give her back her head. The words of the quotation was partly cut from magazines and partly rubber stamped.
The final addition were the 3 Egyptian postage stamps bottom right, chosen  both for their imagery, their colours and the fact that all 3 were the same size. Finding the words as well as the postage stamps took almost an entire afternoon but it was worth it in my opinion. I do tend to get a tad obsessive at times! The edges of the pages were coloured with a Distress Ink inkpad in Walnut Stain colour.

3 comments:

Lenna Young Andrews said...

definitely worth the effort!! ❤

peggy gatto said...

You have really inspired me!!!!! I love reading about your process. Wonderful details and the whole view is awesome.
Beautiful work again!

Linda Kunsman said...

I LOVE reading your thoughts ad flow on the prompts for this challenge. You definitely find your own path and yet manage to see thru to the prompts!

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