The May 23 Challenge for The Documented Life Project is Cheesecloth.
First, I covered my art journal page with modeling paste and then embedded cheesecloth into the plaster. I added the word color with the paste and a stencil. I let this dry overnight.
I framed the page edges with two styles of pastel printed tissue paper. Next, I glued on scraps of floral napkins. I first used blue acrylic paint to cover the page and later added some pink acrylic paint.
Last, I distressed the page edges with a dark brown ink pad. The photograph doesn't quite pick up the heavy texture of the plaster and the cheesecloth - nor the soft colors of the finished piece. I do like the organic look of the dried cheesecloth - all those interesting veins on the page.