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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mixed Media Mayhem - Documented Life Project - Textured Paper

May Theme
Touchy Feely (Texture)
May 30
Art Challenge:  Textured Paper
Journal Prompt:  I'm So Not Feeling It!

This week's challenge was indeed that.  Although I love using textured paper, purchased or hand made, the prompt did not inspire me.  I think of my journal as a place for positive declarations or lessons learned, but I did muddle through.

I started with textured paper gifted to me by friend and fellow hoarder, Lowry Smathers, and supplemented with cheesecloth I still had on my desk from the previous week's challenge.

I dyed the cheesecloth with TintIt spray dye, and I used gel medium to form the strips into stylized flowers.

I love to work in my garden, but the heat this summer has made it impossible after 10:00 a.m. "Not feeling" up to work outside, I brought my flowers inside to my journal page.  I used the "stems" as the journaling guideline.

Although my flowers are not fine art, I had fun manipulating the materials to suggest blossoms. 


  1. just beautiful and I am inspired now to add some texture to my work...let's see what I do :)

    1. thanks..looking forward to seeing your work.

  2. This is brilliant. I love adding things like that..you have a beautiful outcome. Beautiful journal spread