I've just finished my week 2 for the Documented Life, this week we had to use gesso on the pages.
I started by painting the blank pages with gesso and then I adhered my calender page.
I use a baby wipe to apply the DecoArt acrylic paint.
I used an Impression Obsession stamp and rose madder Archival ink on the background and then stamped some black crackle with a Kaisercraft stamp.
The Woodware clematis was stamped onto paper and coloured with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush, I cut them out and adhered them to the pages.
The dates and lines on the calender had disappeared under the paint so penned them in.
I stencelled the dragonflies with gesso and let them dry then I coloured them with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush then I went round the edges with a black watercolour pencil and waterbrush.
The last thing I did was to write the Mary Shelly quote.
This is a closer look at the dragonflies.