Friday, December 7, 2012

An Attitude of Gratitude Journal - Celebration and Thanksgiving

Continuing along with the month long Attitude of Gratitude Journal challenge, here are Days 21 and 22:

Back to the color palette that I love! The technique challenge for Day 21 (Celebration) is to use wrapping paper and Day 22 (Thanksgiving) is to add texture with gesso.

While at Jerry's Artarama last week, I stumbled upon this wonderful iridescent ink by Liquitex in Rich Copper. It reminded me of the nail polish I used to wear, so had to buy it! Looking through the gift wrap I have, I found this Christmas one that would match the ink as well as the theme of Thanksgiving, so chose it. Not wanting to use the ink on the entire page I created the grid, wrote the words and filled in some squares to balance the page.

Wanting a new font to use, I typed the words in Microsoft Word, tried out different fonts and chose this one. I printed them out, traced them with carbon paper onto the page, then filled in the letters with markers.

To add texture with gesso and  stay with a grid
format, I used a spackling tape. Once the gesso was set, I removed the tape, painted the page then dry-brushed the Rich Copper Liquitex over it to bring out the texture. I added another piece of the gift wrap, more squares, the quote, scripture and comments.


  1. Love these 2 pages, particularly love the colour scheme.

  2. Just gorgeous pages! They inspire me!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. thank your ladies, I appreciate it!


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