Hello friends,

Here is my second page for today.  I still have four pages left for this month, three of them are finished and one still needs some work, which I will have to do tomorrow as it’s too dark now.

today’s journal page . . .

Today’s spread is inspired by The Danse Macabre poem and this fun fabric!  I once saw someone make something from this fabric and although I didn’t know the name of the fabric, the collection, the designer or the brand, I was luckily able to track it down and buy some.

I started off by sticking the fabric into my journal using gel medium.  Then I spent some time painting the skulls with glow in the dark paint!  After they were dry, I drew around them with a black paint pen and coloured all the eye sockets etc black.  Then I die cut the letters for DANSE MACABRE using a Tim Holtz Sizzix alphabet die, and some white card that I had also painted with GITD paint.  I glued the letters in position and outlined them with a black pen.  Then I wrote out the start of the poem on the same GITD painted card and glued them in position.

And now the moment of truth, when the lights go out!  The skulls had more layers of GITD paint than the card did so they are showing up much brighter.

The Danse Macabre

According to legend, Death appears at midnight every year on Halloween. Death calls forth the dead from their graves to dance for him while he plays his fiddle. His skeletons dance for him until the rooster crows at dawn, when they must return to their graves until the next year.

Good gentles, wonder not
That robed as Death are we,
But dance wyth us and spite not
At our gentle mockery.
Mortal, be thou, and great or small
The Reaper shall make thy ende,
But blunt thy feare in dance and play,
Today Death is thy friende.
Till Death do us joine againe,

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, fabric, gel medium, glow in the dark paint, white card, Sizzix alphabet die, black pen, glue, paint pens,


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November 1, 2021 7:24 pm

Danse Macabre is another stunning journal page with the glow in the dark paint and poem!

Vivian Foo
Vivian Foo
November 1, 2021 6:14 am

Always love skulls.

October 31, 2021 8:58 pm

Happy Day 29 of LeighSBDesigns 31 Days of Halloween Blog+Challenge, so wickedly delighted to see you joining the spooktivities with your wicked Danse Macabre spread, love the GITD! Thanks for playing along with us and hope to see you for November’s Falling into Winter Hop+Challenge starting Nov 5th!
Happy Haunting!

October 31, 2021 10:12 am

A fantastic page Elle, It was a great change with the skulls seeming to glow and light up. Thank you for linking with us at AJJ.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
October 31, 2021 8:00 am

This was quite new to me, but I sure enjoyed reading and learning about it. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey.

Val S.
October 30, 2021 10:44 am

Love the green glow! Fabulous!

Val S – LeighSBDesigns DT 

Susan Renshaw
Susan Renshaw
October 30, 2021 10:42 am

Wow! Love teh glow in teh dark!
You have been busy!

October 30, 2021 6:15 am

Wow what a glow you got on this! Faboolous! Love the theme of the page and how it looks with all those skulls!

Erika N
October 30, 2021 12:19 am

Love how that fabric glows in the dark. That is fun. Another fun page Elle. Thanks for sharing with us at AJJ for Tracey’s October challenge. And happy weekend! hugs-Erika

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