The prompts for DLP come out each Saturday around noon. I had planned to put off doing my page/spread until later in the week but it called to me yesterday. These were the themes/prompts for the Documented Life Project week three:
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
Art Challenge: The Color Wheel
Journal Prompt: “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . . “ – Georgia O’Keeffe
While searching for something else yesterday I came across an individual piece of mixed media paper, slightly larger than the size of the large Dylusions journal in which I am creating my DLP spreads. It had papers and paint on it where I had started something a year ago but had not continued. I decided that the colors were perfect for a color wheel (burgundy, magenta, teal, yellowish green, yellow with coordinating papers). I started by spreading white gesso around the papers with a palette knife to integrate them with the background. I scribbled into the wettish gesso with a pencil, leaving several marks that I hoped would peek up through the layers. Then I smeared more fluid acrylics in the same colors with my fingers and through two StencilGirl stencils (‘Angel Circle’ by Kate Thomspon and ‘Spider Flower by Terri Stegmiller). I adhered the Georgia O’Keeffe quote printed onto deli paper onto the top left side and finished by adding sketchy embellishments with a black Fude pen, a black Stabilo Marks All pencil and various Posca paint pens.
In the photos below you can see the details of the painting, showing the pencil marks and different layers peeking up through from the original paper.
For the second week in a row I worked fairly intuitively (no plan at the outset for where the page would go) and for the second week in a row I created a grunge-style painting. I didn’t intend to do that but I am really liking the messy, colorful results of this intuitive experimenting I am doing. I wonder where next week will take me? We’ll see.
I had fun creating this and will continue on with more art journaling later today. I hope your holiday is full of creativity also. Happy Martin Luther King Day!