Paper Crafts

Playing in the 100 day project

Have you heard?

Have you heard of #the100day project? I think I’ve heard of it a bit over the past few years but never really paid much attention to what it was all about. Well, I’m going from 0 to committing to make 1 art project per day for the next 100 days!

What’s the purpose?

I’ve seen info posted for #the100dayproject on several artists’ Facebook pages and Instagram pages so I decided to check it out and see what it’s all about. It sounds like fun and I know it will be a HUGE challenge for me to do one piece every day for 100 days. The pieces don’t need to be completed artworks as such. The goal is just to get you to commit to playing with your art supplies for at least 15 minutes a day. We all need that!

Want to join me?

I cannot even imagine what it will be like 10 or 15 days from now but I like the challenge. We’ve been cooped up and locked down for nearly a year now and I needed a reason to get off the couch and into my craft room. How about you? You could join me, you know. Even if you cannot start till later this week. I think it would be fun to share this challenge with people I personally know. And, as I said, it doesn’t need to be much – just 10 or 15 minutes of playing with your art supplies.

How will I participate?

I settled on creating and playing with botanicals. I’m a nature lover at heart. It’s what makes me come alive, to be outdoors in the fresh air, wandering through the woods or a park trail somewhere. I have a load of stamps all displaying beautiful, soft, florals, vines, greenery, etc. My goal is to use at least one in some way each day. My first one is today and I’ve used a beautiful Penny Black violet stamp that I’ve always loved. Check out my post here.

My first piece for #the100dayproject. I’ve used a Penny Black stamp, Ranger Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint and stamped on a vellum finish mixed-media paper.

I made a little video showing how I stamped this watercolor flower onto a clean sheet of mixed-media paper. You can view it in my Free Resource Library (the password is paper). Sign on for my email newsletter and never miss new information for upcoming classes and such. It is really simple and really pretty. I’m thinking I can utilize my botanicals from #the100dayproject into a nature journal or mini-book when the challenge is over.

How did this all get started?

From what I tracked down #the100dayproject started about eight years ago by Michael Bierut. It was organized later by Ella Luna and is now run by Lindsay Jean Thomson. The idea is to get creative every day for 100 days and post your project publicly to Instagram using the hashtag #the100dayproject. It’s recommended that you also create your own personal hashtag. I’m using #PPP100daysofbotanicals. Please think about joining in #the100dayproject or following along on Instagram and encouraging those who are playing along. I think it will be great fun and especially creative!

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