Layers: When not to stop - week 6 DLP

Week 6 of the Documented Life Project -A layered photoshop version I did

February Theme  Layers You Will Love! 

February 7 Art Challenge: When Not To Stop

Journal Prompt: "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough!" (Ooh)

For some reason I was a little "stuck" on this week's prompt. I typically do a lot of layers in my work, so I am not really sure why I felt stuck. Perhaps because I was busy and not really making time, or rather scheduling time for art. None the less, I made myself start! That trick always seems to work. I had been saving fruit and veggie labels/stickers and dove in by placing them in my journal in a pleasing pattern. Anything to get me going on this! I also added a scrap of magazine page on the left. For my next layer I poured a bit of Orange Dye-na-flow paint on top of the stickers and magazine paper. 

With the wet paint swirling around, I closed and opened the journal. This made a Rorschach looking beetle in the middle that I kind of liked. I used a scrap of silk test material, leftover from a class I had taught that week and pounced the extra paint around to fill some of the white space. This spread had a minimal amount of layers but at the time I felt ready to stop. I had enough!! It wasn't until working on week 7 that I returned to this and added a few more layers . . . some close ups are below. 

The finished spread . . . Not my most favorite journal spread, but as I said in my Blipfoto journal: "It's not my best work, but it is my art work and that is what is important - just doing it."

   yup. just do it! Practice will perfect it, enjoy it in the meantime!