Monday 25 February 2013

X is for X Marks the Spot

If you want to join in with making an A to Z of Me Journal through the month of February 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 X marks the spot.

I frothed up the washing up liquid in a bowl and sprayed some Dylusions ink onto the bubbles.

I used some thin card that I use in my printer and it soaked up a lot of the water.

I tried also with some mixed media paper from a sketchbook.

I found the longer you leave the bubbles on the better the effect.

Here's the double page I started yesterday.

I added some more pink.  The nozzle had gunge up so I actually added drops rather than spray.

I dipped these papers twice using the pink and then lime.

When they were dry I turned them over and using a stencil drew stars on the back of the paper.  It's better to draw on the back because then you're not thinking about where is the best place to draw the star.

I cut out the stars and inked them with black Distress Ink and stuck them down randomly.

I inked the edges of the quote and verse and stuck them on.  I stamped X marks the spot around the edge of the page.

I used some sequin waste and a pink Distress Ink to add the little stars.   I coloured in the words with the glaze pen.  I usually do 2 or maybe 3 coats of the glaze pen allowing each layer to dry.  This makes a slightly enamelled looked.

I wrote my journaling around the edge of the page.

This was a fun page to do.  I hope you are still having fun.



  1. Yep still having fun - bit sad it will all be over soon though - although I do believe there are lots of things which I ought to be doing really - LOL. Super page.

  2. I love the stars. That's one of my favorite techniques.

  3. You are so creative . . . I love it.
    I have met the nicest people through blogging and I would love to invite you over to enter my give-away. I am drawing a name tomorrow morning . . . so if you read this in time please come put your name in the hat.
    If you read it later than that, please come visit anyway . . . I follow back every one that follows me. You are so inspiring . . . and this is a lovely technique . . . I'll be trying it :)
    I'm a wife of 36 years, mother and grandmother. Retired and enjoying each and everyday that the good Lord sends my way. Life is good :)
    Have a lovely day and keep making your marvelous journal pages.
    Connie :)

  4. Looks great Bernice. I don't know where you find all the time!

  5. Lovely to see how the page evolved. Those colours are very vibrant and I really like that top sentiment: good one to hold in mind this week :).

  6. wow this page is really fun, thankyou for your inspiration and will be having a go at the bubbles when i am feeling a bit better


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