Wednesday 23 November 2016

To the Evening Star

Here is my second piece for Country View Crafts on the topic of "Stars." I based it around the very inspiring poem by William Blake entitled "To the Evening Star".

I began by creating 3D stars through a stencil with DecoArt Crackle Paste. (having gessoed my book page first.)

When dry, I sprayed the page lightly with water and sprinkled Paperartsy Infusions, Royal Blood and Violet Storm onto the sky. I controlled the colour by dabbing with a baby wipe.

I couldn't decide at first, whether to write my poem in black or white pen, but, as you can see, I went for white Posca pen.

Next, with Tim Holtz Wildflowers stamps CMS253, I stamped over the top with Black Archival Ink.
Because the background has a little texture, I went over some of the black stamping to make it denser using a black Posca pen.

Finally, to frame the piece, I went around the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink applied with some Cut and Dry foam.

If you would like to see more ideas on the theme of stars then do pop over to the Country View crafts site for inspiration.
Products Used:-Infusions Royal Blood, Violet Storm; Decoart Crackle Paste; Star Stencil; Wildflower Stamp.


  1. Gorgeous Hazel! I see the Aurora borealis or fireworks in a night sky, beautiful effect!

  2. Wow Hazel...I didn't realise you hand wrote is really gorgeous, a fab journal page which blends together so well with such gorgeous colours xx

  3. This is unbelievably beautiful! I love every last detail and appreciate all of the photos and explanation. Hugs, Autumn

  4. This is beautiful Hazel! Love the Infusions colours you used and your handwriting is lovely (mine has never been good and gets worse as I get older). The page is quite atmospheric and makes me think of a walk on a crisp winter's evening.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Beautifully put together, love it xxx

  6. Wow Hazel, your background is amazing! I love the whole project! Hugs

  7. Gorgeous, Hazel!!! I love everything on it!
    xxx Evelyn