Today I worked on some Bible Journaling with this beautiful stamp from Duff's Designs (retired).
Now I've done some faith journaling in another book, but decided to get a bible just for art journaling. I don't know why it was so hard for me to actually put medium to Bible page in the past, but it was! I guess I had those fears of needing it to be perfect if it goes in a Bible, but then I started thinking about all the music I have studied. The more I study and practice a piece, the more marks there are in the music.
Ok, why shouldn't my Bible be the same way? If I'm truly trying to study and understand, maybe there should be "marks" in my Bible! If those marks are art, stamping, colors, written ideas, or any other creative medium, it must be fine if it's bringing meaning to me. And guess what, God already knows it isn't going to be perfect. So, I asked myself, "What's holding you back? Get to it if this is what you want to do!"
Anyway, about this page...
I love this stamp and thought the sentiment was perfect with this verse
I Chronicles 28:20. "Be strong and courageous, and do the work." Yeah, that works for me! The sentiment about strength seemed to sum it all up for me:
you can do
It comes from
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I started by page prepping with Liquitex Gel Medium. I used 2 coats on the side I was coloring. I stamped the image with CTMH Cocoa Pigment ink. I used watercolors to fill in this image. (I recently purchased a "card" of Daniel Smiths Water colors from Blicks to try out and they are wonderful! This is a great way to try them out and see if you like them before investing a lot of money. You also get to try a lot of colors!) I stamped the sentiment with Memento Black and drew barbed wire around the corners and underneath with gel pens.
The verse was highlighted with a CTMH Watercolor pencil.
Nothing bled through and the wrinkling wasn't too bad either. I did iron on very low heat after the prep and again when finished. I would say the wrinkling was less than when I did not prep the page on my first entry.
I'm sharing with the following challenges/pages:
Crafter's Castle: AG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: AG with a Critter
Crafty Animals: AG with an animal