We are now more than three weeks into 2016 and I’m sure we are all excited about the new projects that we have started this year! As for me, I have made my creative resolutions and I’m ready to take on new challenges. Last year I found it difficult to keep up with all of the great content that’s out there and it caused me to have a creative block. This year, I’m going to forgive myself if I’m unable to complete all of the projects and prompts that I set out to do. Being an artist is not about stressing yourself out over deadlines. It’s about practicing your craft in a way that makes you happy!
This year there are going to be more great #hashtag events hosted by the Creative Arts Collaboration group on YouTube which I’m excited to be a part of. Keep an eye out for those!
The other project that I’m excited about is The Documented Life Project 2016: The Unplanner! I’m new to this project this year and since we are encouraged to make it our own, I’ve decided to combine the planner aspect with art journaling. I wasn’t able to purchase the kit that was offered from Art to 5th so I’m using a wire bound sketch book that I have had for years but never used. I started by gluing every three pages together to give them more stability for wet media. I printed out the calendar pages on white cardstock and coloured them by dropping watercolour paints to make big splotches. I used old scrapbook paper as a background to give it a little more colour. I glued them down using adhesive tape.
Since we are encouraged to make this project our own, I’ve decided to do a weekly art journal page using the prompts that we are provided. List making is also part of these weekly prompts and I haven’t decided whether I will do those or not. I’m not really a list maker but I figure if there’s one that I’m drawn to, I can always put it into my book as a tip in. I also want to use this as a smash book and keep little mementos throughout the year and write little notes about what is happening in our lives.
The video below is the first week’s prompt using the theme for the month of January. To get more information or to join the The Document Life Project 2016: The Unplanner, click on the link in the toolbar on the right. As always I listed the supplies that I used below. Thank you for watching!
Artist’s Loft Acrylic Paint – Neon Pink, Neon Orange, Neon Green, Neon Purple
Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 Stencils – Mini Retro Squares, Mini Bricks
Distress Ink – Dusty Concord
Impression Obsession Background Stamp – Spatter
StazOn Ink – Royal Purple, Jet Black
Dylusions Stamps – Write Between the Lines
Micron 08 Pen
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Uniball Signo Pen – White
Thank you for stopping by! Please let me know if you’re also participating in #DLP2016, I would love to hear how you’re using your Unplanner and maybe we can inspire each other! Don’t forget to like, comment and share and enjoy your creative year!