Monday, June 11, 2018

The Stencilfied Journal

Closeup of my Prayer Packet
I am participating in a collaboration organized by the genius Tina Walker. We are responding to weekly prompts in a small journal, the one caveat being the use of StencilGirl® stencils. Naturally, I wanted to be involved!

If you know me very well, you will realize this is not my forte. I have never been able to get on board with that 100-day project; don't get me wrong, I have great respect for those that do, I am just not one to manage that sort of discipline. I am trying to keep this commitment! 
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 When working on this week's prompt, I had just returned home from a week with my aging parents. To say the week was emotional is an understatement.  Top on my mind were numerous issues regarding family, health, mortality. Consequently, I turned my piece into a Prayer Packet of sorts and hung it on my studio door handle. 

Journal page, gessoed & then embossed with Seth Apter Patina Oxide

I also stenciled on the back side of the Journal page and wrote a prayer that I enclosed in the packet.

Final Piece, hanging from my door handle.
So far, so good. I know I'm only in week 2, but I am trying to keep up and exercise some artistic discipline, ha!!

This is the stencil I used, in case you were wondering.