WE'RE DOING DECEMBER! Whether you pre-plan your December Daily or create as you go along in the Christmas month; make your own covers or decorate ready-made ones, use Project Life style with plastic sleeves and pockets or create your own pages. Maybe you havent made one before and ask 'I cant think what I'd fill a page with everyday?' We'll help with that! Whatever your style we'd love to see it! Here you will find a seasonal blog open from 1st November to 31st January each year. We hope that this will become a wonderful resource of sharing, prompts and inspiration. What is a December Daily? Its a mini-album recording your daily memories capturing the spirit of December. Bring it out with your decorations each year and remember Christmases past. Scroll down on the right side bar and you will find past December Daily albums of each Designer. Check their 'journey' link too, this will give you some great tips and scroll a little further down and you will see the albums categorised into types for easier searching :) Now - 'Let's December Daily'!

Thursday 27 November 2014

Deb's Pre-planning ..........a Christmas carol.

Unlike last year,  there's not a lot to do in the way of pre-planning for this December Daily. It will just flow from December 1st.   BUT I'm really really busting to make a start of some sort.   I have too many pages for the days in December, so in between the days I plan to put some random bits about Christmas like Christmas carols, recipes, childhood memories etc.  With that in mind, I thought I could make a start on a Christmas carol, done on some deli paper all ready to go into my art journal.

This is how it progressed..........

I stuck down strips of masking tape to the deli paper, tearing the top part
 and leaving the bottom line straight.

Next came the paint.......as I went down the page I added white to the original colour
 to get it quite light at the bottom.  Then splattered it all with a lime green mist.

Some masking of circles in white paint and random stamping. 
 Outlining parts in white pen.

Then off came the tape.  I also tore along each side of the deli paper
 to make it fit better on my journal's page size.

I then started printing a Christmas carol in the gaps left by the tape.........
The complete song was never going to fit on here so I just starting writing
 and hoping that I could at least finish off at the end of a chorus which did happen.

This is now all done and ready to be glued into my December Daily.  
 I think it needs a bit of red, so when I come to it's spot in my journal
 I'm planning on base coating the page in white and doing some stamping
 in bright red and hopefully that red will show through the deli paper.  
 We'll see how it goes.

Remember to share with us your
 COVERS and PRE-PLANNED pages for your December Dailys.
We would love to see them.


  1. Magic! Looks so difficult to do, but your tutorial makes it seem so easy i may just have to have a go myself. thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Oh, MAN! That is one fabulicious technique....soooo gonna pinch it!!! LOOOOOVE the aqua & the circles.... & obv 'meant to be' finishing with the words like that!!! I ADORE this & can't wait to see it 'in situ':):)

  3. love this technique and love the result so much !

  4. do you know what "deli paper" is in French ?

    1. "deli paper" is a semi transparent thin paper but strong. Something like tracing paper or baking paper that is used in cooking to stop things from sticking. Mine has a smooth side and a not so smooth side.........I use the latter to work with.


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