Saturday, January 3, 2015

DLP 2015

 The Documented Life Project 2015 has rolled out with the first challenge of the year.  "Be your own goal keeper" prompt brought me to my commitment to eat healthy and stay fit.  As someone who fights two autoimmune diseases, keeping these goals is life changing. 

I began with the suggested book paper applied with Golden Soft Gel Medium.  When that was dry I used Inktense blocks wiped with a baby wipe to blend and soften my greens and teals.  Because of the color intensity I preferred using Faber-Castell Gelatos for my pink and oranges.  I softened the colors with a white wash of acrylic paint.

I listed my nutrition goals with scraps from menus and nutrition handouts.  "Goals" was stamped with my Random Acts Alphabet stamp set by Stampotique.  A Stabilo All 8046 black pencil was used for lines and random marks.  Adding a bit of water from a waterbrush makes the black more intense.

I collaged a small cover that is hinged with Washi tape and secured with a ribbon.  This random photo of my fit grandfather with an unknown "less fit" person just seemed to make its way to my page.  To preserve the original photo, this is a color copy.
I took a picture of one of my favorite recipes and printed it with my pocket LG printer from my phone.  It is mounted on painted paper with Washi tape.

The scallop borders are cut from painted papers I had in my stash.  Areas were toned down by randomly wiping gesso with my fingers.

I had no idea where I was going with this and I tend to only see the areas I'm unhappy with.  Another goal is to try and not be so critical and venture into each page as a learning opportunity. 


  1. Wow I love this janet - hadn't heard of the documented life project - raly must go and check it out!

  2. Sharon you will love it. The ladies who run it are so giving in their time. The hours they put into samples and video sharing is very motivating. Do check it out. 😘

  3. Beautiful pages Janet. You are off to a flying start! Enjoy the journey. Wishing you a happy, healthy 2015 xo

  4. Adore your colours Janet, amazing art :) xx

  5. Your style is amazing Janet!! Really looking forward to see your DLP pages :-)

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm trying to focus on my process ---what I have always taught the kids. :)