Sunday 10 July 2011

52 pages 2011

week 27 Illuminate..

I live in the North East UK, we have some famous Illuminated manuscripts up here known as the Lindisfarne Gospels, so I decided to use them as my inspiration this week.

I started by spraying ink through a circle stencil on both the back and the front.

then I added Latin text using a background stamp.

To the front I added a layer of stencilling using the faux Lumiere paints I made last week, I used the green and the brown.

then I added the Celtic/Illuminated letter D that I had drawn and coloured with promarkers.

Finally I added some gold wax around the edges.

On the back I added my journalling over some book print.

as we are now over half way, I thought I would show you my growing collection of little pages. out of the 27, there are only 4 that I really do not like. there are 10 that i think are ok, and 13 that i love....I think those are pretty good results all round.

If you have been playing along I would like to know how you feel about the pages you have made so far, do you love them? are there any that you would do differently?


  1. Wow, I love the illuminated letter and the way you layered up all the inks for the background, they look amazing all together - what an inspiring project !!!! xxx

  2. Sorry i haven't played along but your pages are all amazing and each one has a different feel ...they are all favourites.xx

  3. my two pages (26 & 27) are on my desk so they are my woyww feature tomorrow, I don't think I would want to redo any of the pages, but I suspect I will add to them next year,, and there after.. just extra annual jottings until no spaces are left...and I am a bit clearer on how I want to bind them now I've been making loads of books...


  4. Hi Darcy, missed this post!! I absolutely love every page I and everyone else has made!! I've really enjoyed the words you have given us...some were easy to use others major league tricky, but all thought provoking. And when your stuck at home all day your brain needs the exercise haha! Already planning my next journal!!! :D XXX