Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 5

I'm here again to show you my journal page for Week 5 of the Documented Life Project.

The challenge for Week 5 was:

Art Challenge: Under Paper (paper on your work table that gets all inky while you work)

Journal Prompt: What Lies Beneath?

Here is my finished page:

I took the theme of under paper quite literally and started with a page that had various blobs and blotches of colour on - mostly yellow/oranges and also a bit of purple. I covered most of page with white gesso adding some texture to it using my spatula.

Next I wiped some of the gesso away through a stencil so the under paper colours were visible. The stencil left a lovely imprint in the gesso so I moved it around the other parts of the page too.

I added some Distress Inks when the gesso was dry - I think I used Stormy Sky, Seedless Preserves and Spiced Marmalade. I also splattered some black paint across the page.

I added the various bits of stamping from Paperartsy plate ELB16 by Lin Brown using Cornflower Blue and Smokey Grey. Then stamped out the flower and stalk from the same plate onto a scrap of underpaper that was created from my week 4 DLP page.

I cut out the flower and stem and added them to my page.

Then added the two chit chat stickers and smudged a bit of charcoal pencil around them.

Thanks for stopping by today - to find out more about this project you can hop on over to the blog HERE

Claire x



  1. Claire, this is fabulous!! I don't get under paper as I work on a big craft sheet, but maybe I should stop! The big flower of Lin's is gorgeous and I love how you've coloured it.

  2. Hi Claire. Like Helen I don't work on paper, but I really want to start now! I love those colours blended so beautifully even though they are just 'under paper'! How amazing it is when art happens like that! I really like Lin's beautiful flowers. I am planning to buy some because they are so adaptable. Love what you've done here. xxx

  3. Love my underpapers, i have loads to catch up all those off the page stamping images and inks. Fantastic page, the flower looks amazing:-) xxx