Thursday, January 16, 2014

Open Door

I am trying out a few different things this year and really want to be open to all of the new possibilities these may bring. I was inspired once again by one of Effy Wild's classes Moonshine. She talks about 2014 being like an open door to explore new beginnings. I decided to take the concept of the open door and make it my own.

I started out with a quick sketch of an open door to get a feeling of where the door would end up. I then masked this area off  so my open door area would stay a nice bright white color

I used acrylic paint, Pan Pastels, Distress Crackle Clear Rock Candy, Tim Holtz Stencils, and modeling paste for my background. I just kept layering things as I went along until I was happy with it.

To enhance the crackle paint I went back over it with a wash of acrylic brown paint, let that sink in to the crevices and then wiped it off the top with a baby wipe.

One of my goals for 2014 is to record everyday or at least the a moment in every week through pictures. I have struggled with this in the past thinking that my little boring life was really not worth recording everyday. Who would find it interesting?  However,  I have come to the conclusion that it is worth it to me (no matter how anyone else perceives it). So this is how last week looked for me.

I am submitting my Journal spread to a few challenges. The first one is The Paper Girls Challenge Wishful Thinking. I am wishing  and hoping many possibilities come my way. The second is The Scrap It Girl New Years Resolution - of course mine is to keep up with recording my life. AS always thanks for stopping by. I hope you find many doors opening for you in 2014!

8 comments:

  1. What a fantastic mixed media project. Love the open door and techniques and the journaling.WTG!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at
    Scrap It Girl this month!
    xxx

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  2. love your project and the overview of techniques and inspiration. Thanks for linking up with the Paper Girls.

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  3. This is amazing ... I love your entire philosophy for 2014. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl.

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  4. Wow! This is cool! Very awesome background! I really like how you did the door page and used pictures on the opposite side. :) Thank you for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)

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  5. AMAZING! Love this so much! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

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  6. this is awesome and I think it was a great idea to mask off the door to keep it white...a great contrast to the rest of the page...thanks for taking the Scrap it Girl challenge!

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  7. This is an amazing mixed media project! Love all the layers and depth! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Scrap It Girl!

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