The Documented Life Project 2015~
The Journal. One challenge this month
was to use vellum, which I didn't have.
But fabric I do have! I think the very
sparkly translucent fabric I used on this
page is organza, but I'm not sure. It's very
difficult to see in the scan above. A
loose stitched 'flap' covers two layers
of fabric, adding sparkle and mystery.
There are rows of vertical hand-stitching,
but I don't think they're visible in the scan.
Click on the photo for a better look...
Above, the organza has been lifted to
reveal the cotton fabric that has been
painted with a simple floral design in
watercolor. It echoes the designs in the
printed fabric beneath it. I drew around
the flowers in permanent Sharpie marker
for more definition, since the watercolor
naturally faded and bled into the fabric.
I also quilted around the flowers a bit
to connect it with the floral fabric beneath.
When lifting all three layers of fabric,
journaling is revealed beneath...I
like the initial splattered and swirled
watercolor background, but it is
difficult for me to leave it alone and
not overwork it...
The facing page: I drew this little
flower from a bouquet my husband
brought home to me. It is 'pen direct to
paper,' (no pencil sketch first) and I rather
like the pink background showing through
the leaves of the painting. The bouquet
survived a night in the car, as my husband
forgot to bring them in to me when he
got home from work! Since it was in the 40'sF
that night, they were a bit wilted, but
perked up when I put them in water!
A very nice surprise...
Here's the coffee mug I am having
my morning mocha in today...
linking up with Bleubeard and Elizabeth
for T Tuesday. Enjoying my flowers,
both real and stitched. What are you
enjoying these days?