Cover your page with hearts was the challenge for Week 25 in the Documented Life Project.
I like hearts, but I wanted to do something different. My idea was to somehow layer “see through” hearts. It’s been a while since I used my alcohol inks (I am pretty new at using them and not sure what all I can do with them. So I pulled them out along with some scraps of laminating sheets I had saved to see how the ink would work on them. Alcohol inks work best on nonporus items. I “painted” the laminating sheet strips with the alcohol ink by dropping the ink in spots and letting them do their thing. I also added drops of rubbing alcohol for more creative design. After making the green strips, I sprinkled coarse salt on the wet ink for a little different look. (I knew you could do that with watercolor, so thought I’d give it a try.)When the ink was completely dry, I cut out heart shapes and leaves and stems and started randomly layering the laminated pieces to make a flower picture. I am really excited about the way it turned out and will probably use some of the leftover pieces (I inked way more than I used) to make some pretty cards.
Melinda:I had a gift card and a coupon to go shop at Michaels, so I decided to buy Micron pens because the ones I have are almost used up. I’ve been needing to catch up with my pages so I decided to doodle my hearts while I was in a meeting for our ministry.