Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Time For Everything

When I felt the inspiration to create an art journal page using a scripture from Ecclesiastes chapter 3, I pulled out my art journal, some washi tape, pages from an old hymnal and book, and a small booklet on Proverbs to begin.

With the addition of a few items from my stash, I used these pieces to create a collage background.

I liked this look but wanted to tie the pieces together more, so I used watered down gesso over the entire page.

Once that was dry, I added some spray mist, paint, and clock faces to the background. I must admit that I think this is the best background I've ever created and I let it sit for a couple of weeks before completing the page.

I used markers to add a title.

And wrote out the scripture around the edge of the page.

I'm thrilled with the final result and am excited about trying the collage background again soon.


  1. It's gorgeous Melissa - and your gesso wash really made such a difference!

  2. I'm really not surprised how thrilled you are, it's lovely. I know it sounds silly but Art Journals scare me .... I haven't a clue where to start lol

  3. Melissa, this turned out beautifully, I love the gesso wash and the scripture written sideways.

  4. I definitely love this Melissa. I've yet to do a collage background and I believe you've given me the inspiration to do so! Thanks for all you share!

  5. I love how the background is still visible through the title. I still haven't successfully done any art journalling, but want to add it to my list of things to try.

  6. I love this! The background is great :)

  7. I like the scripture framing the page - a good reminder to use the scripture to frame everything.

  8. Nice page, I enjoyed seeing it come together.


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