Monday, 19 January 2015

Documented Life Project 2015 - Week 2

Hi Everyone,

I created my second page for the Documented Life Project (find out more about this challenge HERE) last weekend but have only got around to blogging it is the prompt:

January 10
Art Challenge: Gesso
Journal Prompt: "The beginning is always today." -Mary Shelley

I started by adding some leftover die cuts to my blank page before covering with white gesso. I used various Fresco Finish paints to colour my page (I've forgotten which colours now) then stamped all over the background using a wood hand carved stamp I got for Christmas using black gesso.

I knocked this stamping back a bit using watery white gesso before going back over my page using some of the more translucent Fresco paints - I think these were Zesty Zing, Limelight and Pea Coat.

I painted some dictionary page with Red Cherry Fresco paint and cut three circle-ish shapes out. I doodled some stalks using a charcoal pencil and smudged it with my finger. I also used the pencil to define the diecut shapes on the background. I added the red flower heads to the page and added charcoal pencil and smudged it around a bit.


I used some of the leftover white gesso through a Crafter's Workshop stencil to lift the background a little bit.

Finally I stamped and cut out the quote from Buddha and added to the page with some scribbled black pen outlines.

Thanks for looking,

Claire x




  1. This has so much depth Claire. I love the red on the many layered background. You seem to be going from strength to strength. Xx

  2. A stunning page Claire, adoring your red flowers and all the smudging bringing depth and warmth to your page, LOVE it:-) xxz

  3. Love all the layers, great way of using up die cuts x

  4. I LOVE this. Fab colours, beautifully balanced and lovely layers xx