Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Life Book 2013 - catching up week 1
While I was stuck I got on with creating a background for the page using the fabulous vintage sheet music my wonderful father-in-law found for me at an auction. I covered the page with the sheet music torn into pieces and then scrape gesso over the surface to soften and blend the pieces together. I played then by adding smears of shimmery paints in white, gold, red and green. I rubbed peach and cream acrylic paints on with my fingers which was very therapeutic! In the meantime I kept ruminating on the whole journey idea and was drawn to a ladder or a staircase but also wanted it to have a natural feel. This evolved into a tree with a spiral staircase leading up into its branches.
I cut leaves from watercolour paper, painted them and then wrote my hopes and dreams onto them. To make them less prominent on the page I smeared shimmer paint over each leaf to create a cloudy shimmery group of leaves. I found a Tim Holtz 'journey' stamp in my stash (another one I didn't know that I had!) and stamped it onto a scrap of painted watercolour paper which I cut freehand into a heart. I punched flowers out of the remaining scrap paper and wrote my blessings onto them. I added these to the bottom of the page, grounded at the start of my journey into this new year. A bit of doodling and I was done, as soon as I was in the zone I couldn't stop and I'm so pleased with the finished piece.
The new lesson was released yesterday and I'm already itching to get going on it! I have a feeling that this is going to be a very creative year!!