Sunday at church service, the message was taken from John 4:24 "God is spirit; and they that worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth". A picture of the boy with head bowed in prayer was on our church bulletin. I loved it and thought it said what I wanted to say about the verse and so I drew it in my Bible and colored it with watercolors.
With a virus being shared within the family for the last few weeks and trying to take care of a sick 16
month old granddaughter, I have not been able to keep up with the Documented Life Project challenges. I am almost caught up, with just this week's challenge left to do. So I am sharing what have thus far.
Art Challenge: Using at Least Five Layers
Journal Prompt: Give Me a High Five
I put gesso down on my blank page. Then dripped and dropped several colors of inks allowing them to run down the page. Then I made a sandwich of 5 different papers using a couple of magazine pictures, an article out of another magazine and a tag from a piece of clothing that I liked. On top of it all I put a piece of card stock that had "5 FOR" printed on it and stitched the whole thing together then glued it to the page. I really like how this turned out although it is so totally different from anything I have ever done before.
The theme for March is:
Making Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making)
Art Challenge: As A Layer Element
Journal Prompt: Surviving the Elements
I have a Gelli plate that I have been too afraid to use simply because I don't really know how. I recently got a great book from Amazon so that I feel a bit more comfortable with it.
Feeling a bit more confident I used my Gelli plate which is a small 6 x 6 to make the background on this page. I put the paint on it and I used two different stencils to put down the base colors. Then I just stamped the page with it like a stamp. I doodled around several of the elements with both black and white pens and pencils. I wrote the words "I will survive".
The last page I finished is the March 8th challenge.
Art Challenge: Borders
Journal Prompt: "Borderline feels like I'm going to lose my mind."
For this page I wanted to do something different. So I started by doodling some borders and corners on my page. Then I worked some Zenspiration dangles into the middle area. I colored these in with my Pitt Pens. Using water color I added color around the border. Then I wrote in the prompt.
I really like how it turned out and it was so much fun doodling the dangles.
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I made a prayer flag for my Secret Sister this weekend. I watched a series of video classes from Gail Schmidt from Shabby Cottage Studio on how to make these. It looked like a lot of fun so here is the one I made. It was really easy and fun and turned out great.
If it looks like something you would like to look into head over to Gail's website and click on Online Classes. Find the class for Prayer Flags and register. Like I said it was free.
I just recently was involved in an art tag swap. I wanted to share the envelope I created to send the tag and goodies to my swap partner. I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the actual tag before I sent it.
This is a regular manila envelope that I gessoed, painted, stamped and layered with papers. I love how it turned out. I hope my swap partner enjoys it as much as the tag and goodies that are in it.