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The Week 3 challenge for the Documented Life Project was to incorporate an envelope from our mail in some form into our journals. That turned out to be more difficult than I thought, because nothing we had inspired me at all. As I explain in the video, I had pretty much given up on the idea when I happened to turn over a piece of junk mail from a venture capital company. And there, on the back flap, was just one word. Bingo!

Have you even used junk mail into your art? I’d l love to hear about it!

In this short video I walk through how I made this page – and how I also incorporated the digital art I made for my Artful Intentions “Fearless” challenge.

Tammy asked about my nails in her comment and I thought I’d post this for everyone to see. Although my nails are generally a wreck, I do use Gloves in Bottle, a lotion that protects your hands. I apply it before every arting session and everything – paint, ink, gesso – just washes right off.

I got mine on Amazon, but I’m sure you can find it, or similar products in art supply and craft stores.