Wednesday 28 November 2012

Day 28 An 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 Seasons.

Today's art challenge was to 'use various household objects to print with on your page today'.

Using several colours of acrylic paint I randomly smeared the paint over the page.

I gathered together some household items ~ jar of Vaseline, toothbrushes, cookie cutters and some wire wool.  I have to admit to buying the cookie cutters purely for art purposes.  I wouldn't like anyone to be under the impression I cook!!!

I put some acrylic paint on my plate and then stamped with the hearts down the right side.  I used the bottom of the tub of vaseline on the left and the circles at the bottom are from twisting the wire wool on the page.

I stamped again using a lighter colour of acrylic.

I randomly stamped with two different stamps and Archival Ink.

Then I sprayed over the page with orange ink and pink ink and let it move about the page before blotting it with my rag.

I stamped the lines for the journaling and wrote between them.  I stamped a border round the edges of the page ~ but you could doodle this with pen.  And finally stuck on the verse.

I really like this page.  I was concerned at one point because when I had used the household objects to stamp with they just looked unconnected on the page.  However when I sprayed ink over the top the page somehow came together.

I love serendipitous things like that.  Have fun with your page today.

See you tomorrow.


  1. Gorgeous page Bernice, loving the colours. Just remembered I too have some cookie cutters stashed away somewhere (I don't bake at all) but then I remembered I also have DS's play dough tub with loads of interesting things in it. Better not start rummaging yet as it is only 5.45am! BJ

  2. Oh, Bernice, this is so pretty! Love how you used your supplies and the end result is just beautiful!

  3. Very cool. I have plans to use my potato masher as a 'stamp'...I saw someone use it on a page and it was awesom.


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