At the time I was thinking about choosing my one word for 2014 which as you know is PARTICIPATE. So of course I'm going to map my 2014 and participate in the blog hop.
First of all, I taped down some lining wallpaper and used gesso, grunge paste and puff paint through various map stencils.
I used diluted PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paint in two colours over the stencilling.
When they were dry I cut them up.
I added some tissue tape months of the year and some other washi tape. I stamped the date, the paint brushes and the compass with Archival Ink.
I added the word Participate. At this point it still looked like a collage rather than a map. I asked for some advice from Carolyn and Mary.
I used 2 different narrow washi tapes around the edge of the canvas to look like the edges of a map. I added some faux cross stitch and some faux double running stitch to look like tracks. I stamped words on to identify the areas I will be travelling to.
To see how other people interpreted the challenge go to the master list and hop from there.