Blessed Are The Cracked Journal Page

I created this page 2 weeks ago but haven’t felt like blogging because I’ve been unwell with a fibro flare up, better late than never eh 🙂

This page is what I created for Annie’s prompt over on Cafe Dell Arte which is to use the following quote:

Blessed Are The Cracked For They Let In The Light

I decided to go down the stained glass lights route with this page.

As per usual I took some photos of the progress to share with you.

Step 1: To start with I painted my journal with black gesso, once that was dry I used a crackle stencil to stipple through white gesso to make the pattern on the page like below:


Step 2: Using Twinkling H20 painted I painted the white areas different colours to make a multicoloured stained glass effect page and then added the quote which you can see below:


Step 3: I decided the black leading dividing lines weren’t prominent enough so I decided to go over them all using a black sharpie pen. This page took a long time to complete but I had a lot of fun with colouring it in.


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H For Highlight Alphabet Journal Page

This is my page that I created for the letter H over on the Craft Barns Alpha Dictionary Challenge this week, to be honest when I first started this page I had absolutely no idea what word I was going to use for this so I just played around until the idea came to me.

I got there in the end and took a couple of pictures of the process – not too many as there wasn’t much involved making this page, I kept it to the bare minimum as I have been struggling with fibro pain for a couple of weeks and didn’t want to do something too energetic!

To start with I glued down some tissue paper that I had made rubbings on using a metal texture plate and a black crayon to transfer the image:


Then I sprayed over the entire page generously with red and yellow dylusions inks and heat set, once dry I highlighted around the edges of the flowers using a white gel pen and a black sharpie, it was then I FOUND the word I was going to use for this page which is HIGHLIGHT!


My chosen word:


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