I described how I prepared my journal here.
I started with the January calendar. I found some scrapbooking cardstock and cut narrow strips.
I stuck the strips down on the left hand page and on the flap on the right.
I put some clear gesso through a snowflake stencil.
I used 3 colours of Distress Ink over parts of the pages and took the colour off where the clear gesso was. This technique works better with spray inks!
Using a punch I cut 31 flower shapes and then stamped the days of the week.
I stamped snowflakes with Archival Ink.
I stuck the flowers down and wrote the numbers on. There isn't much room to write something for each day but to me that's a good thing!
Take Me Deeper and logos365 don't officially start until January 1st but I thought I would do my main word page.
I started by putting gesso over the page. When that was dry I scraped 2 colours of acrylic paint onto the bottom third of the page. I pressed a spider's web stencil into the wet paint in the hopes it would dry to look like parched earth.
At the top of the page I scraped modelling paste through a raindrop stencil. I put a thin coat of two tones of blue acrylic paint over it. However I forgot to take a photo of this stage. The cracks didn't show up very well when the paint was dry so I stamped on it with Sepia Archival Ink.
I printed out the word thirst and stuck the letters front side onto a page of a Bible that I bought from a Dollar Store for the express purpose of using it in my artwork. I cut them out and stuck them onto my page. When the glue was dry I drew turquoise lines inside the letters.
I printed out the verse from John 4:13 and stuck it onto my page.
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