Surviving the elements – The documented life journal 2015 

This week the prompt was surviving the elements. Since I moved to Edinburgh my hair has got shorter and shorter because I couldn’t standby hair whipping around my face and in my eyes .I wanted to do smithing with a wet and windy feel 

I was influenced by Robin Meads spread on the DLP website http://www.arttothe5th.com-http://www.insightsandbellylaughs.com/?p=1679

  I drew flower doodles all over the page ( not that you can see very many of them in the finished piece )



Then I covered the pages with Gesso , blue acrylics , my own feather stamps and a doily stamp – I used blue and bronze Stazone ink 





The top layer of feathers are hand drawn or my stamp on security envelopes. 



I added the text using my ransom note letters cut from magazines .



 I added the feeling of wind using a water soluble Stabillo pencil in great big swoops above and below the letters 



The feathers felt like they needed anchoring so I covered the bases in a lace stamp and more stabillo scribbles