Week 15 at life documented brings us this:
Theme: Rejuvenation – butterflies
Prompt: To create a butterfly to represent yourself, using paint and fold technique.
Optional: Create a corner pocket using same technique. To make a snippet card/s
Technique: to use paint to create a butterfly image and to use snippets from your stash in the process.
QUOTE: “A woman is full circle, within her is the power to create, nurture and transform” Diane Mariechild or QUOTE: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” Romans 12:2
I've used a diecut butterfly that I folded in half & added blobs of nail varnish in yellow, lime, red, blue & brown. As there were still gaps I decided to go over it all with distress stain in "dusty concord" - I added my face from a rare photo and stamped the quote.
Then at Art journal journey I had more fun with scraps!
- Image: dreamcatcher. Word: dream. Prompt: write about a recent or reoccurring dream you have had. Technique: draw or paint with unconventional tools (please share with us what you use). Quote: every great dream begins with a dream.
I use a new die & silver card for the main part, silver & some distress oxide scraps for the feathers, I used a strand of embroidery floss to tie it all together.
Whilst we are in among the many scraps....here's what I did for art prompts galore:
APRIL 16-22: from my window// bright yellow, blue, postal ephemera, sticker, "funny" money, something received in the mail, something related to transportation, playing card, numbers, drawing.
Yellow acrylic background, blue stencilled months/dates ( the stencil came in the mail), postal ephemera (real & fake stamps + rush/fragil/first class stickers) all in blue, my funny money is an out of circulation bank note from the 70s in the UAE showing camels & a dhow which are both local forms of transportation (as does one of the stamps) a playing card and a selection of blue letter stickers that have been hanging around for far too long!
At every inchie Monday we have stayed on the African continent & moved slightly further south to Kenya and here we have Mt Kilimanjaro (that my granddaughter plans to climb next year) & the Great Rift Valley being amongst the geographical elements, the maumau rising, safari time in the Masai Mara where there are lions, elephants & rhinos - somehow I always think of the film "Born Free" when I think of this country, Nairobi where friends grew up, their amazing running athletes who partly owe their stamina to the altitudes that they are able to train at! This week I share map, flag & a lion.