Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Remember and have joy

Today I'm sharing the latest page in my joy journal (joy being my one word for 2014).  I'm working my way through a booklet on joy.  Its an Every Day With Jesus by Selwyn Hughes and I've already learnt a lot about joy.  This page is on remembering the great things God has done for us.  When we remember, we can't help but have joy. 

I was in the mood for purple for this page - don't ask me why :)  Its not a colour I use much so I don't have a purple acrylic.  I splodged some red and blue acrylic on the page and brushed it around so I got different shades from red through purple to blue.  It was a bit darker than I wanted so I sprayed some Cosmic Shimmer Sunlight Mist and I love the effect.  I used two stamps only, Hero Arts Leaf Flourish and Kaisercraft Sheet Music:


I just love this effect, sort of celestial!

 I added some home made texture paste (recipe below) through a stencil, The Crafters Workshop Fleur de Lis and added the title:

and what Selwyn Hughes had to say about remembering:

The home made texture paste is simple to make.  Just mix 1 part white acrylic paint, 1 part talc and 1/2 part pva glue and mix thoroughly.  It keeps well in an air tight container like a jam jar or plastic tub.  I found this on you tube and you can see it here

I love this texture paste, so easy to make:

Of course the idea is not to learn all about joy but also to have and to keep joy no matter what happens :)

Have a joy filled day.

I'm linking up at Word Art Wednesday , Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
and Art Journal Every Day 


  1. This is lovely! Not only do I love the subject matter, but your paste work and stenciling is so eye catching! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  2. This is beautiful, Susan. Thanks so much for stopping by to fellowship and share with us this week. We are grateful to have you play along, and I thank you for letting us be a part of your week. May God bless you in all that you do.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. So very, very pretty, Susan. A unique and gorgeous project. We appreciate your support and talent so much. Thanks for participating in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday!
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  4. What a beautiful page! Love the pretty colors and fabulous patterns you created. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)