Monday 11 December 2017

My Advent Journal

I love to make books.  I have so many - many of which have never been used - I just love the process of making them.   It took me quite a while to decide how I wanted to journal the Advent Challenge that Mary has written.  You can find it on her blog at Advent Words 2017.

Eventually I decided to make a book with watercolour paper and some fabric I bought a few years ago to make Christmas related items.  The fabric has been sitting in the cupboard all that time.  I tore pieces of it up and glued it with matte medium to the water colour paper. I was then going to make little collages for each page and maybe do some stitches.

I took so long thinking about it that I was getting further and further into the study but had no pages done.  So I simplified things.  I stamped the word of the day onto each page.  I used Valerie Sjodin's stencils and Marjolaine Walker's stencils with gelatos.  I wrote with Inktense pencils and here are my pages to date.

I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink to stain the edges of the pages after I had distressed the edges.

Thanks for joining me today.


  1. I really like each of your pages, Bernice. Your fabric pages are so unique. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow, these are great pages! The inktense and gelatos turned out lovely on the fabric. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole book when it's completed!

  3. These are beautiful Bernice! I love how you took a simple symbol and shape that illuminates the meaning of the word. You inspire me!

    1. Oh my! Inspire you! I could only do it because of your stencils

  4. Wonderful! Super idea to use cloth.
    I too think too much and it
    gets me behind...!
    It is good someone else is like that!!


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