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 now...here is the prompt:
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,