Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Growing In Unity - Day 2: God's Word Is Sweet (Bible Art & Journaling)

I am back again for day 2 of my week as a Growing In Unity gal!

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Today I have a Bible journaling entry to share with you:
Since I was having so much fun doing watercolor on yesterday's card, I decided to give watercolor a try in my Bible. (Note: I did prep my Bible page before doing any watercolor or stamping.) I stamped first, added a wash of watercolor, and then went back in and added some extra tint to the stamped hearts with more watercolor paint. I then added in some hand lettering ("God's word is sweet") using a fine-tipped black pen.

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Supplies:
Bible: Zondervan (NIV Holy Bible, Journal Edition);
Page Prep: Ranger (Dina Wakely Media - Clear Gesso);
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company ({Jar Full Of} Sweetness);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Other: Watercolor Paints (Master's Touch Watercolor Paint Set - 24 Colors);
Pens: Faber-Castell (PITT Artist Pen - Black);

42 comments:

sharon g said...

I haven't gotten up the courage to watercolor in my special Bible. I am worried that the pages will ripple. I need to find out how to prep it well before I watercolor.
I like how you added all of the color. It is beautiful. I am going to, once I get up the courage, take my time and make the artwork very meaningful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Dorothy Green said...

I don't have a journal Bible but admire all you gal's who do ... and use them well! This is pretty and a good message ( love your hand lettering!)

Tina Riddle said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shannon Edwards said...

Very pretty and great hand lettering.

Cindy Littler said...

Thanks for the wonderful idea. I don't Bible journal in an actual Bible but in a book that I do my other art journaling in. Easier for me. I will definitely be using this idea. Thanks

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty journaling! Love the row of candy jars! Your lettering is beautiful!

Maia Ink by Anya Lynet said...

I'm not that into bible journaling but this is really cute!

The VerDuin's said...

Awesome! Love. Love. Love. Angie VerDuin

Colleen Hinesley said...

I love the Bible Journaling. I'm still to freaked out to this in my Bible. What if I mess up? It's not like you can rip out a page and not miss it.

Niece said...

Very pretty! I never would have thought it possible to watercolor in a bible. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Beautiful! I'd love to see one of your quick tutorials on how to watercolor in your bible.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is lovely - gorgeous colors!

Melinda Feliciano said...

Great journaling. Feels inspired. Thanks for sharing.

Meg Crawford said...

Your additions to this page add so much! Like the colors!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful work! Love the colors.

whitedoves41 said...

I love Bible journaling and this one is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Marcy said...

Bible journaling is something I have wanted to try, really nice.

{S} said...

Wow! I like the look of Bible journaling. Bible pages are so thin though. What did you use to prep it? What stamp set did you use?

{S} said...

I saw the supply list after I posted :)

Tifany said...

Good catch! I always try my best to list my supplies (with links) at the end of each post.

Tifany said...

The mistakes are part of the process - nobody is perfect.
But...there are also lots of ways to cover the mistakes 😉 - paint, washi tape, stickers, etc.

Tifany said...

This was my first time trying watercolor in my Bible and I was nervous, too.
I prepped my page first (link to what I use is in the supply list at the very end of the post) and kept my heat gun on hand to dry it quickly between layers. I don't think the heat tool was necessary, but it did help speed up the process.

chickapotamus said...

beautiful work!

Valerie said...

love what you did in your Bible. Beautiful colors. Love the words and writing. Well done!

Jean said...

Well done!

SHartl said...

What a creative way to use stamping and watercoloring. I like the way you combined techniques on this colorful project

alo said...

This came out lovely;creative way to use jar full of sweetness stamp kit!

alo said...

This came out lovely;creative way to use jar full of sweetness stamp kit!

Carolyn said...

The colors are amazing!

Shelly said...

Beautiful. I love the way you provide all details of each item used. Very helpful! Thank you!

Shelly said...

Beautiful. I love the way you provide all details of each item used. Very helpful! Thank you!

Carmen O. said...

Wow what a great way to illustrate the verse! I love it.❤

Gina Furman said...

Beautiful! Love the colors! That stamp is perfect!

Carisa said...

Another beautiful bible journaling page.

Martha Roland said...

Beautiful!

LL said...

I have not tried Bible journaling but it looks very nice!

Karenladd said...

Cute images and fun sentiment! Love those candy colors that you used on your page.

Wilma said...

Lovely....

Denise S. said...

This is a very creative way to use this stamp for bible journaling.

Carol Martin said...

Pretty inspiration

angela said...

Love that phrase !

Carolyn said...

Your hand lettering looks great . I really like this and the vibrant colors!