Monday, 11 December 2017

My Advent Journal

I love to make books.  I have so many - many of which have never been used - I just love the process of making them.   It took me quite a while to decide how I wanted to journal the Advent Challenge that Mary has written.  You can find it on her blog at Advent Words 2017.

Eventually I decided to make a book with watercolour paper and some fabric I bought a few years ago to make Christmas related items.  The fabric has been sitting in the cupboard all that time.  I tore pieces of it up and glued it with matte medium to the water colour paper. I was then going to make little collages for each page and maybe do some stitches.

I took so long thinking about it that I was getting further and further into the study but had no pages done.  So I simplified things.  I stamped the word of the day onto each page.  I used Valerie Sjodin's stencils and Marjolaine Walker's stencils with gelatos.  I wrote with Inktense pencils and here are my pages to date.








I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink to stain the edges of the pages after I had distressed the edges.

Thanks for joining me today.
Bernice

7 comments:

  1. I really like each of your pages, Bernice. Your fabric pages are so unique. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow, these are great pages! The inktense and gelatos turned out lovely on the fabric. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole book when it's completed!

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  3. These are beautiful Bernice! I love how you took a simple symbol and shape that illuminates the meaning of the word. You inspire me!

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    1. Oh my! Inspire you! I could only do it because of your stencils

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  4. Wonderful! Super idea to use cloth.
    I too think too much and it
    gets me behind...!
    It is good someone else is like that!!

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