This journal page is a tribute to my mother’s striking beauty and incredible fortitude, who passed away recently at age 96.


I started the page by collaging torn hymnal pages onto the page with matte medium. After drying, I applied a thin coat of white gesso to the entire page. Next, I used crackle texture paste through the Laces Texture stencil. I layered Dina Wakely Media acrylic paints in Turquoise, Ocean and Lapis over the textured area, spraying each layer with water and allowing it to flow around the page by tipping the journal. With a flat brush I added Inka Gold to the raised areas. I made splatters on the page with Turquoise and Gilt paint. I used Aquamarine Archival Ink and the Love Letter stamp in multiple areas on the page, and the Vine stamp several times in the area where the photo would be applied. I also stamped the sentiment, masking a portion of it, before inking the stamp. I attached gold mica flakes with white glue. I stamped Weathered Wood with Sepia Archival Ink around the edge of the page and the photo and also shaded both with the same ink and a blending foam. Finally, I backed the photo with gold cardstock and attached it to the page.

Here are a couple detail photos:



I hope you enjoy my pages and that mom would approve.

For a complete list of Magenta products used, please go to the Magenta blog and search Tender Memories or DT Jane Jones.