Saturday 1 February 2014


This is the last month of 12 Months in View starting with An Introduction to February.

I think the most important thing I learned at the Make It Personal workshop was to 'not think'.  It wasn't a new concept to me but putting it into practice has always been difficult.  However I managed it and took the same approach to this journal page.

I knew that I wanted to base the page on the words 'The day the music died' but hadn't any picture in my mind of how I would get to it.

I looked through a pile of papers I had and found some sheet music, a dictionary page and some stars that I had cut out from something else I'd done.

I glued the music paper and the dictionary paper into my journal.

I scraped Gesso over the page with an old credit card and then stuck down the stars.

I sprayed Dylusions Inks over the page.  The paper the stars had been cut from had been a play sheet painted with acrylic paints so the stars resisted the ink.  The gesso reacts with the inks so they are paler than if they are sprayed directly onto paper.

I wrote the words with a black Copic pen and then wrote again with an orange crayon.  I added the black and the white lines to the page.

I didn't think or plan while I was making the page and I am really pleased with the result.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Amazing page - love the 'don't think' philosophy might have to try that myself!

  2. I love stars and music paper!! So this is speaking to me:)


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