Wednesday 4 February 2015

My word of the year in January

And yes I know it's February!

But I spent all of January fighting my word.  To find out how the word chose me you can read this post.

You may remember that I planned to do an art journaled calendar for each month through 2015 and this was my January calendar.

About 10 days into the month it became obvious that I wasn't going to fill in what had happened each day and after some thought I decided to give up on the whole calendar aspect of the journal.  I removed the flap attached to the right hand page so that the Thirst page would show.  I removed the 'flowers' from the left hand page.

I covered the page with gesso.

I added acrylic paint.

I thought that was too bright so I covered it with a light blue.

And as it was drying, wiped some of the pale blue off so that the layer underneath showed through.

I had a spare page left over from when I pulled pages out of my other Dylusions journal and fixed it to the left hand page with washi tape.  I had been using it under pages I was painting so that is why it has a stripe of blue acrylic on it.

I wiped two Distress Ink Pads over the page.

I tried blending the inks with a wet wipe which wasn't totally successful. Then using a blending tool I filled up the page.

I used a stencil to add the spray shapes.

I found some alphabet stickers and checked they weren't too big for the page by attaching them to a clear ruler.

I stuck them down.

One of the prompts for January in Logos365 was to make an acrostic.  I found words that matched some of my goals for the year and stuck down more alphabet stickers to make the words.

I found Bible verses that went with each word and printed them out.  I cut them up and inked the edges before sticking them down.

Here are the pages together.

I still have the pages to do under the flap.  I'll share those soon.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I love your process and your result Bernice!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. LOVE your pages and your process tutorial. Thanks for sharing, Bernice!

  3. Thank you for showing how you change your mind sometimes. It is comforting to know!

  4. I like this version much better, thanks for sharing your process, it is inspiring!

  5. LOVE this. What a wonderful result and so great to see each change. I love acrostics and your THIRST is brilliant. I particularly love the SOAK.

  6. I love the image on the right and how you did the journaling on the left.

  7. Gorgeous! I love the acrostic idea. That's something I want to try with my word of the year. Thank you for the inspiration!

  8. I love seeing your process shot but even more so I love seeing your ideas. I love how made your page all about your word. I really need to sit down and do that. I just haven't figured out how I want to yet.

  9. Love seeing how you worked it out and it turned out great. Especially the way that covering the gesso page with 2 colors of acrylic that complemented your first page . It turned out great, who would have ever known it wasn't menat to be that way in the first place.


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