This afternoon I worked on the second week of documented Life.
The prompts were: gesso,
and a quote that says:
"The Beginning is always today,"
by Mary Shelley,
It's pretty amazing the things you learn as you go.
Like: When I began preparing my journal I added tip ins for
almost every page so I'd have something to start with for each week.
It seems so often I just can't keep up with everything so a head start
seemed like a good idea at the time. But I'm finding the thickness of my book
is only gonna keep growing obviously because of all the layers of papers. So for the
weeks I don't seem to need them, I decided to just cut them back out. Part of the
time I'll still be able to use them; and if it doesn't look good... I'll just snip it out.
I wondered if I'd have to re-washi tape the edges; but ... it was fine and
you can hardly tell...-- so I left it just snipped off.
So the pink tip in on the right... gone~.
After I got the layers done with paints and papers;
I tried out this new stitching stamp sent by my dear friend.
It looks so real I couldn't believe it. That's how I stitch too.. all jagged like that.
It's now my new favorite.
The cross stitches to the right are pen marks.
Then I learned another valuable lesson.
While I was stamping the arrow stamp on the right-- I pushed
really hard to get a good print and the sticky on the acrylic block
"stuck" to my book. I just about didn't get it off!
Woops. It tore a lot when I finally got it apart.
.... So that's where the journaling paper went.
This is week 2 finished except for
a little more journaling on the left side.
It's been awhile since I shared a scripture picture,
so I share this verse with you from Romans.
"And we know that all things
work together for good
to those who
To those who are the called
according to His purpose.