Welcome to week 44 of The Documented Life Project !
October 25 - Incorporate Leaves - real, drawn or painted onto your page in a creative way.
This week I was able to collect a few cool leaves on our family nature walk! I opted to use some as stencils and masks with the Gelli Plate and another I painted and sealed before adding it to my page using washi tape.
I began with a mixed media grade paper and added several layers of paint with the gelli plate and some of my collected flora.
I used another leaf as a mask on my plate. When finished, I set it aside to let the residual paint dry. Once dry I sealed the entire leaf with an acrylic spray sealer.
I added journaling to my Gelli Print using a pencil and a few snippets of old book print. "...for a long time in the middle of the morning, the wind was rushing." A little ink and some smeared white paint added a little texture. Before the paint could dry, I scribbled in it with a scraper allowing some of the bottom layers and colors to shine through.
Not your traditional fall colors, but I love it all the same!
This week's supplies: Paintbrush, Stabilo Marks All, and Martha Steward paints in Beach Glass, Pink Dahlia, Granny Smith, Geranium, and Scottish Highlands, Apple Barrel paint in English Ivy Green and White Gloss, 3 x 5 inch Gelli Plate, Mini Brayer, Acrylic Block similar to this one, Black Script washi tape, orange marbled washi tape, Clear acrylic spray sealer, Dylusions ink in After Midnight, old book paper, gift card, pencil, UHU Glue Stick, a hand carved stamp and assorted collected leaves.
Enjoy this week's challenge and I can't wait to see what you create!