Wednesday, 4 February 2015

My word of the year in January

And yes I know it's February!

But I spent all of January fighting my word.  To find out how the word chose me you can read this post.

You may remember that I planned to do an art journaled calendar for each month through 2015 and this was my January calendar.

About 10 days into the month it became obvious that I wasn't going to fill in what had happened each day and after some thought I decided to give up on the whole calendar aspect of the journal.  I removed the flap attached to the right hand page so that the Thirst page would show.  I removed the 'flowers' from the left hand page.

I covered the page with gesso.

I added acrylic paint.

I thought that was too bright so I covered it with a light blue.

And as it was drying, wiped some of the pale blue off so that the layer underneath showed through.

I had a spare page left over from when I pulled pages out of my other Dylusions journal and fixed it to the left hand page with washi tape.  I had been using it under pages I was painting so that is why it has a stripe of blue acrylic on it.

I wiped two Distress Ink Pads over the page.

I tried blending the inks with a wet wipe which wasn't totally successful. Then using a blending tool I filled up the page.

I used a stencil to add the spray shapes.

I found some alphabet stickers and checked they weren't too big for the page by attaching them to a clear ruler.

I stuck them down.

One of the prompts for January in Logos365 was to make an acrostic.  I found words that matched some of my goals for the year and stuck down more alphabet stickers to make the words.

I found Bible verses that went with each word and printed them out.  I cut them up and inked the edges before sticking them down.

Here are the pages together.

I still have the pages to do under the flap.  I'll share those soon.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice


9 comments:

  1. I love your process and your result Bernice!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. LOVE your pages and your process tutorial. Thanks for sharing, Bernice!

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  3. Thank you for showing how you change your mind sometimes. It is comforting to know!

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  4. I like this version much better, thanks for sharing your process, it is inspiring!

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  5. LOVE this. What a wonderful result and so great to see each change. I love acrostics and your THIRST is brilliant. I particularly love the SOAK.

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  6. I love the image on the right and how you did the journaling on the left.
    Rinda

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  7. Gorgeous! I love the acrostic idea. That's something I want to try with my word of the year. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  8. I love seeing your process shot but even more so I love seeing your ideas. I love how made your page all about your word. I really need to sit down and do that. I just haven't figured out how I want to yet.

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  9. Love seeing how you worked it out and it turned out great. Especially the way that covering the gesso page with 2 colors of acrylic that complemented your first page . It turned out great, who would have ever known it wasn't menat to be that way in the first place.

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