Gratitude Graffiti

 Sharpie oil-based markers are fun to use on pages covered with black gesso. The markers make the colors POP with vibrancy on the black page. Sparked by the exposed words on a previously black-gesso-coated page, I used the bright markers to do stacked journaling (writing on top of writing) to write my rejoice and be glad gratitude list. The symbols of the sacraments of the Protestant Church -Holy Communion and Baptism-are made with custom block imprints. The chalice and bread symbolize Communion, and the shell symbolized baptism.