Hello friends,

Yes I’m afraid that it’s yet another fabric journal page but at least this one has a special surprise which will be revealed at the end of this post!

today’s journal page . . .

Don’t you just love these sugar skulls?  I made a bag out of this fabric a few years ago and it just looks so cool!  The fabric is again stuck down with gel medium, and then after it was dry, I did the secret thing to it! Any guesses what that might be?  You might be able to tell if you look really closely…

Then I wrote out the quote on another piece of the recycled Schuh paper bag (love that green!)  The quote is by Edgar Allan Poe and reads:

Believe Nothing You Hear
And Only One Half That You See

I didn’t notice this until after I had taken the photo but look, do you see the creepy hand reaching out on the right hand side?  It’s from the Hush the Gentlemen are coming page which is underneath this one.  How spooky!  But that’s not the surprise!

This is the surprise!

When you turn the lights off, this happens…

I painted parts of the page with glow in the dark paint lol, some of the eyes, the teeth and then some of the whole skulls – hard to tell what’s what while it’s being painted so I had to wait till it was dark to see if it worked!  I was thinking about Rain’s Thursday Art Date theme for this week when I got the idea for this page.  The theme is Being Watched, so these little guys are always watching even when you don’t think they are, even when the lights are off!  So in the daylight you are only seeing half of what’s really there, “only one half that you see”  and in the dark something else entirely to see.  They are watching you even if you don’t know it!

THURSDAY MORNING EDIT:  Thank you Rain for choosing me as the featured artist/blogger this week, what a surprise this morning and so appreciated!

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, fabric, GITD paint, gel medium, recycled paper bag, black pen, glue,


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17 thoughts on “Believe Nothing You Hear And Only One Half That You See

  1. Rain Frances says:

    OMG Elle!!! I LOVE your glowy eyes!!! That is just so neat, you’re so creative!! And the creepy hand too, at first I had to really look for it, then pop! Saw it!!! Lovely work!! So glad you’re joining in! ?

  2. Andrea Priebe says:

    Oh, my daughter loves the sugar skulls and being around her has made me love them too. You did an awesome job on this post and love the glow in the dark eyes … I for sure feel like I am being watched. Creepy and fun …

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  3. Myrtle L Barbour says:

    I loved your skull fabric, Elle, and its-glow-in-the-dark secret! I am so inspired by the amazing artists I’m meeting through Rain’s TAD! Have fun creating in this spooky month!

  4. Tracey says:

    How fab is that fabric Elle watching us 24/7 colourful both day and night. The stamped under hand is a spooky addition. Great take on Rains TAD. Hugs Tracey x

  5. Nan says:

    Oh my! Your GITD paint is amazing! It turned out so well and so bright when the lights are off! I am doing something wrong with this stuff! 😉 The skulls are indeed spooktacular whether glowing or smiling in the daylight! Creepy hand stuff going on! LOL Terrific page love the quote!

  6. Tee says:

    This is so cool! and I am getting some of that glow in dark paint for sure! And congrats on the featured artist/ blogger- you deserve it!

  7. Erika N says:

    I love the glow in the dark effect. That is cool. And I like the sugar skulls too. Halloween pages are a lot of fun to make, aren’t they? Thanks for sharing with us for Tracey’s challenge. Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

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