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Friday, January 23, 2015

Bible ARt Journaling: MAKE YOUR OWN JOURNAL + BIBLE ART Week 4

Hello friends!
How are you doing this beautiful Friday?  It is not only Bible Art Journaling day here on this blog, but on my other blog www.inspiredstamps.blogspot.com it is New Stamp Release day each Friday, so a very busy day for me!  But a great one and one I've been wanting to share with you!

First up, let me share the Bible Art Journaling I did in my Art Journaling Bible (using the 3 new stamps that just came in the GodblessyourART etsy shop today:
 I chose 2 Timothy chapter 2 to work on today since I love these instructions and what we learn (and can rest in) about our God...He knows who are His.  What a comforting thought!
 I've also been working in a journal I have made.  I wanted a smaller amount of pages than I found in store-bought journals AND I wanted each segment of Romans I art journal to be in different journals.  I had seen Teesha Moore's Amazing 16 page Art Journal tutorial on youtube before and decided now was the right time to try it out.  I LOVE IT! I linked her first part of the tutorial so you can see it.

I made the first one out of Bristol paper and the second one I made with the paper she recommends on the video.  I like them both, but the Bristol paper does seem less fold friendly, but that could be my particular type of paper I picked up at Michaels.

I also got the wrong dimensions the first time around because my paper wasn't big enough.  But different sized pages are always welcome in a journal I am working in, so I just went with it.  

I have painted all the pages with Golden's Liquid Acrylic paints and begun to sketch in with pencil how I think I'm going to progess with the first page and some on the title page.  I'll take photos of these each week to add to my Friday post to show you the progress I've made and how I'm doing these pages.  I also cut some to make them more interesting inside.  And, I never like the painting I do at the start, but the pages won't look much like they do now when I'm finished so if you find the same thing, try not to worry about the underpaintings you do:   Here it is closed (stays very flat, surprisingly):
 I turned the book around (you'll notice 'sin' is upside down above).  The blue flap opens up the book and this flap was tucked under the front cover.  I pulled it out to show you...it will be the chapter titles of the book of Romans I am studying:
 So the flap you see up above is to the left (with the Hymn Girl holding the gospel) and I've sketched what I'm thinking I want to do.  I highly recommend you always sketch in pencil to make sure everything you want gets in there and fits, and that you like it.  If not, you can erase and start over...not so when you begin using your pen/marker to fill in...

This shows the pencil of what I am wanting to do more clearly above.  See the 'wave' at the top of the yellow paper? Notice when I turn the page below it is on the left side.  And I pull out another flap to the right:
Turd the page and this is what is next:
 Turn the page again and you get these:
 Finally, is this page (appropriately in brown for this shall be chapter 3 'all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God' page---I always mark sin BROWN in my Bible so it fit):
 And that turns to show the back of the journal, with all the flaps out so you can see them.
 Above you can see all the pages if you stand it up...
 But it is remarkably thin when folded up
I hope you enjoyed today's post!  This is my favorite past time right now, working on this journal!  Let me know if you make one yourself for whatever bible study you are working on!  What a wonderful keepsake of your learning!!

May God bless your HEART...and you ART!
(SKETCHY ALPHABET stamps from my Inspired Stamp online etsy shop were used to stamp ROMAN CH 1-3, and the HYMN GIRL inside with the GOSPEL STAMP ( 1 CORINTHIANS 15:4-6) at

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lettering Journal

Hello friends!
Some people collect shoes; I collect journals.  I love them all...big ones, small ones, round ones, ones to write in, watercolor paper ones, and on and on.   I usually see decorating the front cover as delicious as licking the frosting off the spoon, it's such a wonderful time!  Today was no different!

I have a MOLESKEINE SQUARED notebook (large)---I got mine with a gift card at the book store but found this link in case you want to see it better  HERE.   It's perfect to practice lettering or drawing in (I know mine is for lettering and I have others for drawing, but it all kinda happens at the same time for me so don't be surprised if I post pages of this in the future and there is a sketch of an upcoming Hymn Girl stamp in there lol).

I put Golden's Liquid acrylic in white on parts of it because I intended to keep it black and white and just write LETTERING on the front.  But that didn't happen so I ended up putting shiny liquid acrylics in pink and blue over the dried white:
Daler-Rowney FW603201122 Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic Ink 1 oz. Sun-up BlueHere's the blue I used.

Here's the journal:
 I put a glossy gel medium to adhere the HYMN GIRL: SEPTEMBER (Inspired Stamps found HERE) on a piece of white tissue paper to the journal.  I colored her and everything else with Copic Markers and outlined in Micron and Sharpies:

 Above is a peek into what I have done for a front cover of a journal I made for the Bible Art Journaling post.  I'm camped out in Romans chapter 1-3 in this particular journal so SIN is the overarching topic and will be my title.  I was playing around with different fonts to see what I wanted to do with it and here are a couple of pages I used.  I am a note-taker so I always have notes with ideas for a font or if something strikes me I may want to use with a specific purpose in a future page I'm already thinking about.

I'll be back Friday afternoon/evening with my Bible Art Journaling post and I'll give you the link I used to make this particular journal (I can't stop making these and I know some of you will have to make some too!)
Blessings and May God bless your HEART...and your ART,

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