Saturday 13 July 2013

Passport to Art Day 13

If you want to join in with making an altered book through the month of July click through to the Passport to Art challenge blog.

Here on this blog I am going to share how I made the page for today's prompt.  The inspiration for today is the Poem 'Journey of the Magi' by T S Eliot and the technique challenge is to make your own crown stamp.

This is today's page in my altered book.

I put a piece of masking tape onto the page and then covered the whole page with gesso.  I sprayed blue Dylusions ink on the page and then the White Linen through an Artists Cellar map stencil as I wanted the page to look cold.  I used the snowflake stencil and sprayed more White Linen.

I turned the stencil over to dab off all the ink.

There wasn't much colour on the page to react with the white so the snowflakes are quite subtle.

I sprayed the blue ink through the stencil onto the tag but I sprayed too much and it ran.

I made a stamp from some thin foam which I stuck to a piece of card.

I stamped the crowns, cut up the verse and the quote and stuck them on.  To tone down the tag I sprayed it with the White Linen and then did my journaling on the back.   I stuck a crown embellishment onto the page with foam squares so that I could tuck the tag behind it.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Another gorgeous page Bernice, loving the inspirational poem as well!

  2. I always enjoy seeing your creations. I love that quick little foam stamp you made. That has my brain spinning some ideas.. Thanks for sharing!!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.


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