Friday, April 11, 2014

Documented Life week 15…MONOCHROME

Time for another week of
WEEK 15 (gasp)

the challenge this week..
April 5, 2014 - Week 15 Challenge - Monochromatic: use shades, tints and hues of one color!

If you can't guess I went with blues.
They are always my go to color.
My wardrobe consists of mostly blues and when I and creating
Blue is what I pick first.

Here is my page…
And if you scroll down you get a bonus step by step on how I created my 
background :)
Happy Friday lol

Here are some closeups of the page.
I pulled out a Tim Holtz die and cut flowers with my leftover
bits of the background paper.

The quote comes from one of my favorite movies
A League of Their Own
while it's a baseball movie the quote so
fits the way I live my life.
I want challenges!

Now as promised my step by step.
I worked on a 12x 12 piece of paper to start.
Again the leftovers go into Happy Mail envelopes
(this time though after my flowers very little was left :( )

Started by first scraping Golden Fluid Acrylic across the page 
then misting with Dylusions.
I took a wet paintbrush and moved the color around even more
making drips and blobs
and all the things that make me happy.

Golden Acrylic paint and my finger

More Golden paint 

2 Colors of Liquitex Acrylic ink.
Use the dropper and add drops holding the dropper from about
6" over the paper.
Blow the inks out from the center.
Blow hard :)

Stamping with Solvent ink.

More stamping with another color of Solvent ink.

Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen and an UmWow
I just added random circles across the page.

Then I took my White Pitt Artist Pen
and highlighted the center of each circle.
Now my paper is ready to go and be turned into the page you first saw.

Make sure to stop by the Facebook and Flickr pages to see how
others have interpreted this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

beautiful work, thanks for sharing the process.

Glenda said...

Gorgeous piece my friend! I love how well you play with color!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful range of favorite color! So fun to see the map stencil I designed in there, too! Lovely!