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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

52 Weeks of Scripture Memorization in a Grateful Journal: The Journal!

Hello Friends!
Today is our FIRST POST of 2015 for our 52 Weeks of SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION IN A GRATEFUL JOURNAL and I'm super excited to show you the calendar journal I created today from the heavy cardboard cover that came in the tabbed weekly calendar I got:
I used modeling paste which is one of my FAVORITE mixed media materials that I use in a lot of my canvas pieces.
 Here is an example of how I used it on another page I did.  I started by stamping the vine image from my Inspired Stamps' HYMN LINE: MUSHROOMS AND LEAVES set then cutting it out on my Brother Scan N Cut machine.  I use the stamped image on another project, but wanted the hole shape of the vine for my modeling paste as a stencil:
 I put the modeling past over it, then use an old credit card to scrape it over the open template.  When I pull it off, I'm left with a vine...I put my finger on the leaves to give them more texture:

 Above you see the entire piece with a couple of metal pieces put on to add more dimension.
Last, because this is a very absorbent cardboard base, I put a coat of Gesso over the entire thing, allow to dry, then add acrylic and Spray inks to it:
The photo does not do this justice.  Here are a few closeups to get a better view of the rich colors and textures:

So for the front of my Memorizing Scripture in a Grateful Calendar, I used a tree stencil I had in my stencil stash and repeated the steps I mentioned above to get this:

I added sparkles, and several stamped images.  The Girl is a HYMN GIRL: ORNAMENTS (I have found so many things to use her in...always looks like she's holding something or presenting the Scripture, when you put the Scripture stamp HEBREWS 13:15 next to her).  The Numbers are from the SOLID ALPHABET UPPERCASE stamp set.

Here is the final photo of my calendar:
Thursday (tomorrow) I will share with you 2 weeks of my journal so be sure to stop by then!  I hope you are joining me for this year-long memorizing and grateful project!  It will be a wonderful album to look back on in December!

Until tomorrow...
May God bless your HEART...and you ART!
Antoinette
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