|Flora's been helping me with my 2014 Daily Planner - Mixed Media Techniques - ©CindyRippe2014|
|Before and after - Mixed Media Daily Planner for 2014 - ©CindyRippe|
After drawing a blank calendar template on the monthly pages I taped the edges with washi tape (butterflies by Tim Holtz) and then taped the divider directly onto the first page of each month with matte transparent tape. While sketching a flower for each month I laid a piece of tracing paper on the top of the template. My original intention was to only paint/sketch over the blank squares but as you can see I got carried away. I just reinforced the inked dates and lines after I finished painting. Freehand sketching gave me the freedom to make the plant grow in any direction that I like.
Each page has a different color scheme that I carried out to the border with a wash of acrylic paint. I painted right over the transparent and washi tapes. I chose one butterfly on the washi tape to paint and detail (SEE ARROW above) To add more color to overall look of the planner the tip-out pages and loose "TODAY" divider are decoupaged with scrapbook papers. (not shown here) I used matte medium for that.
The whole project is brighter than I usually create but I'm liking it! I won't be able to do the weekly challenges but I will be adding a few more colorful details as the year goes on. I really appreciate the ideas and inspiration from the group. Check them out!
You can find more information about The Documented Life Project here:
Art to the 5th
Rae Missigman: http://raemissigman.squarespace.com/
Sandi Keene: https://sandi-keene.squarespace.com/
Barbara Moore: http://instagram.com/barbaracmoore
Lorraine Bell: http://lorrainebell.com/