Week 4: DLP

The Documented Life Project - January Theme: The Blank Page and How to Face It!

January 24  Art Challenge:  Writing

January 24 (week 4) Journal Prompt:  Words with Friends

01/31/2015 -This is where I went with those prompts . . . 

I started by finding notes and letters from some of my online friends I share art with.

I copied them onto plain white printer paper so I could keep the originals.

(I have a pile of envelopes I've received on a side table and a tin that I save them in too).

I chose notes from Jo Urbani, Jewels Welsh, Frieda Oxenham and Sharon Borsavage.

I cut them out and glued them into my journal with a glue stick.

I inked the writing/the letters directly with Chalk Inks by Colorbox . . .

Then I sprayed dye inks over in a layered fashion, including some gold "shine" spray by heidi swapp. I really just played until I got a look I liked.

I accented words with a pen, added words, added a vine and velvet leaves for connection. 

I am still in touch with all of these special friends, I even went to visit Frieda last September in Scotland. Jo and Jewels and I exchange Mail Art and even though Sharon is so busy with work and her jewelry making, she still makes time to send me a note! Now that I am back on Facebook I am happy to say, I find it easier to catch up with all of them - it's so fun! 

❤ F R I E N D S ❤