“In between black and white . . . there is always color” ~ p. jones
What a privilege has been extended to me! To be the Featured Member of the month for the Documented Life Project! I never would have thought.
Okay, this is my take on the prompt “Black and/or White Marks on Color”. You won’t believe this but I completed it the week I received the invitation. Yeah, I was just that excited! LOL
So excited, I thought I would practice on an index card first . . . well, you know what happened. I liked it so much I kept it because I knew I could never duplicate the process again as it was just a random “splatting” of colors!
I tried to stay away from too many dark colors so I used vivid violet, margarita (green)cadmium yellow, electric blue (neon), naples yellow, deep yellow and primary magenta II.
After layering my colors, (I couldn’t wait for them to dry so I used my heat gun) I cut the index card to 3.5 x 2.5. I took one of the extra pieces and drew black circles with my Stabilo All pencil and went over them with a waterbrush. I used my white UniBall Signo Pen to put the dots on the white circles. Finally I used my corner shaper to of course, shape the corners!
For my image I used a stamp by Dina Wakley and the dots in the upper right were a stencil, Dot Fade, by Tim Holtz…the arrow was a stencil by …… I have no idea!
Nevertheless, it had an unfinished look to me so I opened up my handy dandy sewing machine and did crazy stitching around the edge with black thread.
Then the drama began. I took some matte gel and went over the card. OMG! NO ONE TOLD ME THAT THE UNIBALL SIGNO INK WAS GOING TO SMEAR!!!! It did…..I was in despair and was trying to think, “can I do this all over again”? To that extent, I laid down more color and cut the card again. I was not happy. How to repair the damage.
Aha, Dylusions black paint to the rescue! I re-did my circles and dotted them. I was happy, but there was still a feeling of incompleteness. I wanted words! Text! I tried it on the front and was not happy. I looked at that other PAC-wanna-be and decided it was “gonna” be the back for the real deal. I stitched it up and glued it on.
I thought about the prompt and it came to me that our world and lives have become so busy that all we see is black, white and gray and miss the colors in between. Hence, my text, “In between black and white . . . there is always color“.
Thank you for reading and looking!
Patricia D. Jones