Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Adventures in Bible art & journaling :: Mercies & Mustard

I am not a morning person.
Not even close. 

A few months ago I was aboard a long early morning flight - very early - and I had the opportunity to see the sun rise. I have probably seen only a handful of sunrises, and generally only will volunteer to get up that early if I am going to Disneyland. But let me tell you, seeing a sunrise from an airplane is an incredible sight. Being able to see a very looong horizon lit up in a rainbow of colors is seriously awe-some. As I was looking at the morning sky, I saw a full rainbow (ROYGBIV) stretched across the entire length of the horizon. As I saw it, I started thinking about how God covers the earth with rainbows constantly...morning and night...day after day...reminding us that he is covering us with His protection, peace, and love. 

His mercies are new every morning.
I added this art in my Bible in Lamentations 3:22-23, where it says (ESV):
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
Great is your faithfulness. 

(Lamentations is previously un-journaled for me, so this is a perfect fit for the current journaling challenge in the Creative Worship Bible Journaling group on Facebook.)
You may have seen this one in progress over on my Instagram feed. After I put down the initial color background, I added some washi tape, stamping, and hand lettering. The stamps I used are from the Cold Coffee Alphabet set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Since I had the paints out, I decided to do a little painting in my other journaling Bible. I also used the same Cold Coffee Alphabet stamp set for the word "mustard" here.
I have seen where people will add a mustard seed to their Bible pages, but didn't have mustard seeds, so I went with a mustard-ish paint color and a tiny mustard-seed-size dot with my Sharpie marker.
I added a few details with a white (extra fine) Sharpie Paint Pen including some tiny polka dots on the stamped letters.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Bibles: Zondervan (NASB Note-taker's Bible); Zondervan (NIV Holy Bible, Journal Edition); 
Page Preparation: Ranger (Multi Medium - Matte);
Paint: Plaid (Apple Barrel - Cranberry, Pink Parfait, Tropic Orange, King's Gold, Bright Yellow);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Cold Coffee Alphabet);
Markers/Pens: Sharpie (Marker - Fine, Black); Sharpie (Paint Pen - White, Extra Fine);
Washi Tape: (Various);

Find all my posts pertaining to Bible art or journaling here.

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