Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Documented Life Project, The Unplanner 2016, colorful inserts

I have signed up each year for Documented Life Project (since it started in 2014), but have not been very good about working on all the prompts. This coming year they are putting more of a focus on the "planner" aspect of it, and I am motivated to keep up with it. 

They provided some forms we can include in our planners. I wanted mine to be colorful, instead of white, so I used sprays (mainly Glimmer Mists) to color white cardstock and used some stencils and masks to add patterns. 

After they were dry, I put them under some weights to flatten them out overnight, then ran them through my inkjet printer. (Please note that my printer is old and has been used to print artsy stuff before, so I wasn't too worried about putting painted papers through it. If you have a lovely nice expensive printer, you may not want to put painted papers through it). Then I used my paper cutter to cut them. 
 


To fit all three inserts on one page, one of them does not have much space for paper-punched holes for the 3 ring binder. I plan to add a washi tape edge for the holes.

I know that sometimes doing stuff ahead of the start in January may be a bad idea, but it looks like the Art to the 5th sample shows these as white, and I want to start with some happy color!

13 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! What fun and what a great idea!

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  2. wow! these are fantastic...love the colors!

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  3. Love the colors. Not sure about what kind of planner you are using. Do you have a special holder or just use a notebook. You are ahead of the game.

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    1. This is an online group that hosts a planner/art journal with weekly idea prompts. Each year is a bit unique, this year we are using a 8" x 9" 3 ring binder (which will be covered with gelli prints soon).

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  4. These are fantastic!! I did not get the kit so will be making my own dividers and things. Can't wait to get started!!

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  5. Love, love, love. What a great idea.

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  6. Your pages are beautiful, Ginger!

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  7. What a wonderful idea! Love how bright they are! :)

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  8. definitely going to do this--great idea

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  9. i love this!! so colorful and unique. i have quite a collection of gelli prints myself and this is the perfect way to use them!! thank you!!

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