Touchy Feely: week 21 DLP

My journal page for The Documented Life Project (DLP) week 21! The Theme for May: Touchy Feely (Texture)
May 23 Art Challenge:  Cheesecloth
Journal Prompt:  Say Cheese

I loved working with Cheesecloth as a textural element in my journal!

I started with white cheesecloth and my immediate thought was, I have to dye this! I used spray dyes and did the spraying on top of a piece of watercolor paper so I could capture some of the dripped color on the paper and use the paper too.

Our kitten Lightning was interested as well!! 

The leftover dyes on the watercolor paper I sprayed on top of. 

After the cheesecloth was dry, I prepared a page in my journal to lay it over. I used Lumiere paint and a mask type stencil, plus I added some spray dyes brushed on for contrast with the thicker Lumiere acrylic paint. 

For now I am not going to do anything else on top of the cheesecloth. I really like the texture it adds to my journal as it is. I want to keep it just like that! I may add to the right side of the spread . . . Thanks to Art to the 5th! I would not have thought of cheesecloth as a texture element if it were not for your prompts. I am a little behind, but onward I go enjoying the challenges.