Monday, 19 January 2015

The Documented Life - Week 2

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.


  1. Such beautiful flowers and wonderful coloured dragonflies

    Love Chrissie

  2. I so rarely use purples and mauves, and seeing your beautiful pages, I really don't know why.

  3. Those clematis are so pretty!


  4. Lovely pages, love the dragonflies. Hugs, Valerie

  5. Beautiful pages, gorgeous colours! xox

  6. Love the soft pastel effect the gesso has created and the dragonflies are adorable.
    Alison xx