Documented Life Project
Last year the Art to the 5th Academy had art journal prompts each Saturday. I really enjoyed the prompts. You can view the past challenges here.
Color Safari (Exploring Inks and Paints)
Art Challenge: Inks
Journal Prompt: Before the Ink is Dry
I chose:Art Challenge: Inks
While taking a class with Traci Bautista she showed some of her Holiday Printmaking techniques. She cut paper snowflakes and used spray inks to create this amazing background. So I went to the Dollar Tree ( a store in the US where everything is a dollar) in December to find some items that I could use to print. I found some snowflake Christmas ornaments and some foam snowflakes in a package. All the Christmas family holiday fun happened and I soon forgot my wonderful purchase.
Then this week I started thinking about my snowflakes again. I don’t really know why being that the weather is beautiful and warm here. Weird! Anyway, I created the background by first laying the foam snowflakes on the page and inking around the foam with Tim Holtz’s Worn Lipstick and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks. Then I laid the 2 different snowflake ornaments down and sprayed Vibrant Turquoise and London Blue Dylusions Sprays on the ornaments. Next I sprayed Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays on a chunky snowflake. Finally, I added my photo from Alaska. The white blobs in the water are ice. I was very shocked at how this background turned out. It looks like those photography studio backgrounds that photographers use for portrait. I fell in love with the background so much so I couldn’t add anything else to the page. My husband named the page “Solitude.” I have tried various letter combinations and just couldn’t add the words to the page because of the background.