Friday, March 2, 2012
Day 2: Chalks, watercolors, stamps, and marker (fear)
Today is Day 2 in our 31 Days of Christian Art Journaling, and we are keeping it to the above tools PLUS my hairdryer (VALUABLE tool, when you just need it to DRY FASTER!!).
I chose the verse from 2 Timothy that discusses fear because I am someone who has a hard time recognizing when I'm overly-stressed. I know, I'm weird. But, unfortunately, my body picks up on it and causes me great stomach pain (yep, I have the Zantac ever handy) and since I dislocated my shoulder a few years ago, now my shoulder/back/and ulnar nerve share in the letting me know. But I find being in God's Word and prayer are my two best weapons against fear and stress. I know my Lord has me and NOTHING can touch me without His permission. What a truly wonderful thing!! Here's my journal beginnings:
I put a line of blue watercolor across, then added water from my water jar using my paintbrush while holding the journal up, so drips would fall. (I'm gonna warn you now, before we hit other techniques, I LOVE DRIPS, SPLATS, SMEARS, and DROPS!!):
I'm going to stop today with some yellow chalk 'highlighting'. I may come back to this a later day and define the parameters with some black marker or collage strips.
Tomorrow we will do a very basic acrylic paint background technique. You will need your favorite color (or two or three) of acrylic paints and a used credit card or gift card or other card. It's a staple technique to many fellow art journalers and for me too!
Be sure you leave a comment if you are following along. I like to know you are out there and how your Day 1 went if you're joining us! :o)
May God bless your ART...and your HEART!
Inspired stamp used: 2 Timothy 1:7