“Why did Christ call the grace of the Spirit water?
Because by water all things subsist; because water brings forth grass and living things;
because the water of the showers comes down from heaven…
because it comes down in one form but works in many forms…
It becomes white in the lily, red in the rose,
purple in the violets and hyacinths,
different and varied in each species.
It is one thing in a palm tree,
yet another in a vine, and yet in all things.”
~ Cyril of Alexandria
I began this page with a few watery strokes of blue & turquoise Golden fluid acrylics dragged across the top and spraying it with a spray bottle, and tilting it up to dry in drips down the page. Then I applied Citrasolv transfers of the palm, rose and violets. I thought the look clashed a bit too much with my other pages in the journal, so I loosely outlined the plants with a Faber Castell Pitt pen. Then I painted the lower background and plants with fluid acrylics. The top pattern was done by making a gel transfer from a painted shaving cream paper by putting four or more coats o gloss gel medium on top, letting it dry between coats, getting it wet, rubbing of the back paper, and then gluing it onto the page. Because the paper is just the craft paper in a roll, it was pretty fragile, but I like how the transparency looks.