Tuesday 13 November 2012

Day 13 My Attitude of Gratitude Journal

If you want to join in with making an Attitude of Gratitude Journal through the month of November click through to the Challenge blog.

Here on this blog I am going to share how I made the page for today's prompt on Childhood.

Today's art challenge was to 'find a creative way to add a tag to your page'.

This is the back of a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper which is very absorbent.  After I sprayed ink on it I didn't much like the result.

So I scraped some acrylic paint across it and also used the acrylic to stencil onto a black tag.  I was really stuck on how to add the tag creatively.  I hope you come up with some interesting ideas!

Then I had a light bulb moment as I looked at the theme.  I took some scrapbooking paper and zigzag folded it. Drew my doll shape and cut it out.

And here are my 'children' holding hands.

I used gel medium to stick them down across the tag to hold the tag to the page. (I'm sure there are more creative ways to add a tag but they all escaped me as I did this!)   I had also stencilled the edge with white gesso which absorbed some of the ink and then added highlights with black pen.  I did my journaling on one of the paper children.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out as there were several times when I thought I should give up on it.

Have a great day.  See you tomorrow.


  1. Just adore the row of children you cut out. I'm an only child and so is DS so I guess I won't be pinching your idea today - LOL

  2. Oh wow! Yes, it turned out marvelous! !

  3. I love that you kept going even though it wasn't turning out like you wanted! That makes it even better when it turns out so well in the end. I like the little children.


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