Feel like I got to start Life Book 2016 early because I joined up through Effy's link. This gave me membership to her Seekrit Clubhouse and a bonus class on note-taking. I created my cover for my Ultimate Notebook immediately I got the information at the end of December
Of course it includes my word for 2016.
And now for the first Life Book lesson which was a creative warm up. I started by scribbling as directed, and gathering my colours and a mask of a butterfly.
First layers of collage and lovely colour :
Then it was time to add some stencilling. When I'd sponged the acrylic paint through, I needed to clean my stencil, so I used a wet wipe to clean it off on the facing page - a good way to start my next page so it will look nice but not be a double spread.
As I added more stenciling, I continued to clean off on the opposite page - below you can see the original paint through the stencil on the left, cleaning off onto blank paper top right, below right I cleaned the tray with my wet wipe and wiped that onto the page, and then rubbed the remaining paint off the stencil on top - so many different effects from one application of paint on a stencil :-) Click on any photo to see it larger.
Here's the page ready for the masking.
Week 1 prompt for Journal 52.
And here's my page complete
Yay - I am so thrilled to have started Life book, and my first page in my new daily journal. And I've made a start on page 2 at the same time. Here's the entire spread as I left it today :
Talk to you soon.