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Collage for The Documented Life Project


I’m excited to be a featured artist for Art to the 5th’s Documented Life Project
This weeks challenge asks us to use ephemera, old photos and to focus on memories.
Our Prompt quote is by the very popular singer, songwriter Jim Croce, “All that I have are these to remember you. ”

Of course, I do LOVE an old photo and some fabulous found paper, so I set about to build a small flower bouquet of family members, held by a sprite of a young gal.
Here are some photos of my process, see if you can spot the finished piece 🙂










My supplies for this challenge include: gloss medium by Liquitex, acrylic paint, white, red, raw umber for a wash, pencil, found images, old maps, pages from old magazines.
I started by laying down collage bits, chose my “hero” image, added more photos for small flowers, edited with white paint, smudged with pencil around the edges of my collages and tied it all together with small taps of color 🙂
Thanks to everyone at for inviting me to play! I really had a blast with this challenge 🙂 great prompts!

Author: lynnwhipple

I am a girl and an artist. Short list of things I love: art, artists, painting, collage, mixed media, funny stuff, altered photographs, all things outdoors, freedom, smart stuff,music, writing, orange dogs and one eyed cats, all animals, chocolate, color, laughing, ideas, creativity, games, learning, dancing, yoga, summer, night time, cell phones and sneezing.

22 thoughts on “Collage for The Documented Life Project

  1. I love this! That prompt was perfectly you! What a great idea! So many of my memories of people are flowers it seems. This really resonated with me!

  2. Lovely! Like how you incorporated the alphabet stencil in this one! Always love seeing your art! ❤️🎨

  3. thank YOU Jill!! That stencil was so full of paint, I just had to copy it and use it 🙂 I am glad you liked it 🙂

  4. Lynn, Thank you so much for being a Featured Artist this week on DLP. We so appreciate it! Love your flower bouquet of treasured loved ones. What a great image!

  5. Wow your pages are so beautiful and very inspiring..Thanks so much for sharing these techniques..:)

  6. You gave me new ways to see layers and inspired a lot of activity in my brain. It lit up with excitement over using unusual things in the layers. Thanks!

  7. Wow! What a wonderful page! I love your idea of using the “people flowers”! Love your work!!! Fabulous!

  8. so amazing Lynn! I love everything about your sharing and techniques. Such love goes into these story telling pages. Thank you for joining us as a featured artist!

  9. It’s such a treat to have you on Art to the 5th! I love your project, Lynn – so so darling!

  10. How exciting to see your process, Lynn! I have been an admirer of your work for many years and it was such a treat to have you join us for The Documented Life Project this year. We appreciate you very much and your page is fun and an inspiration to us all!!

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