2.27.2015

Week 3 // Letters

Cadence's 1st birthday party was last week, which means the week leading up involved a lot of baking, crafting and cleaning. Needless to say, I didn't get any of the prompts done. I'm hoping to do a couple this weekend if time allows because they looked so great. 

Let's get into this week, shall we?






Materials: gesso//acrylic//printer paper

I left this letter in the waiting area of my doctor’s office. It happened all by pure fate that I was going somewhere the following day that would allow me to have a place for this letter. As a SAHM, I spend most of my time at home, so finding an appropriate public place to leave the letter would have been extra work. However, a doctor’s office seems pretty perfect to find a love letter.

I picked up some gesso the other week, and finally put it to use on this page as a base. My attempt at more of an abstract background kind of worked out..It's been a while since I've done any real painting. I'm looking forward to doing more in the future.


Materials: scrapbook paper//found images//watercolour//ink

This page was hard to put together. I deal with some feelings that make writing a letter to myself quite difficult. Instead I just jotted down broken up thoughts on to scraps of watercolor paper, then fashioned a pocket on the page to store them. 

Materials: watercolour//masking fluid//brush pen//fine point Sharpie//washi

A letter for someone I love. My default is (and always will be) my husband. I decided to only do a half page and to keep the overall design fairly simple since I think it would be what my guy would like/prefer.

I got to try out using art masking fluid on the bottom portion, and I'm pretty much in love! I have a million more ideas for using the masking fluid. And as you can tell I've been heavy handed with the brush lettering in these pages. I love the look of it, and it's become my "go to" lettering for things. For my next pages, I'd like to steer away from it to try and push myself outside my comfort zone.

If you're interested in where these prompts are all coming from, please check out Get Messy. It's a great community of art journalers with a ton of support, resources, and ideas! There is a free prompt up on the page right now. Perfect to give it a try and see if Get Messy is something you want to be a part of :)

Until next time!

xoxo