Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bible Art Journaling 101 part 6

My local class was unable to meet yesterday so we haven't had our last lesson yet but I wanted to go ahead and post online for those of you that have been following along. 

If you click on the picture below you can download the last handout for Bible Art Journaling 101.

You can click on the picture above and download the 6th session PDF. I thought I would post the lesson here in the blog post as well.

Bible Art Journaling 101
Week Six
Since our last class you should have done the following to be prepared for this week’s lesson:
  • Find a new verse and complete it from start to finish –sketch in pencil, outline with 005 pigma micron pen, erase your pencil lines, add weight to letters with a 03 pigma micron pen, and add color using one or more of the techniques learned.
  • Continue to look for Bible Art Journaling examples and save for inspiration.
  • Try a new coloring technique

This week we will use ink pads to color our verses. We will discuss the difference in using ink for coloring and stamping in your Bible.
In the example I will show you I used a stamp, hand lettering, and sponging ink on to color the image. Additionally I used post-it notes to mask areas of the verse to allow different colors used to color. I will go through the process step-by-step so let’s get started.
I am using the verse 2 Timothy 4:17. On that particular page in my Bible (page 997 in the Crossway ESV Journaling Bible) there is a large space that I utilized for this verse.

I started by drawing a 3” x 4” box to place my verse. I placed a line to mark where my stamped “Lord” would be placed and then I sketched the rest of the verse in pencil. I used my 005 pigma micron pen to ink in the pencil lines and then I erased the pencil lines.

I then used my 01 pigma micro pen to add weight to the letters. 

At this point the verse is finished but I wanted to add color to it. I wanted to use three different colors. I used Stampin’ Up Classic Ink pads: Baja Breeze (retired color), Pear Pizzazz, and So Saffron.  In order to do that I needed to mask off the area I didn’t want colored. I used post-it notes to mask the areas.

After masking, I used a wedge of sponge and an ink pad (Baja Breeze) and began adding ink to the outside corners leaving the center portion uninked so I could add the next color. I attempted to follow the 60-30-10 design rule and used mostly Baja Breeze, then Pear Pizzazz with just a touch of So Saffron.

I took a picture of the next page to show you the bleed through of the ink. I have found that sponging leaves no bleed through but stamping does. For the stamped “Lord” I used Memento Tuxedo Black. As a last touch I used my Stampin’ Up So Saffron Marker brush tip and added just a few shadow details on the banner.

I did one other verse in the same way except in addition to sponging the main area; I used an aquapainter (waterbrush) and a blender pen to add a touch of color. What I found was that the aquapainter didn’t bleed through in small areas, but if used in a larger area, it bleeds. I didn’t have any bleeding with the blender pen, but it wasn’t used in a large area.

The heart in “heartily” was done with a blender pen, all the other hearts were colored with an aquapainter.

This brings Bible Art Journaling 101 to a close. My hope is that you have learned some hand lettering techniques, and coloring with colored pencils, watercolor paints, and inks.
There are a ton of products and materials you can use in Bible Art Journaling. My goal was to show you that it doesn’t require a lot of materials. You could get a lot of bang for your buck by limiting your supplies and finding creative ways to use them.

I thank each one of you for allowing me to share this faith art with you. It has blessed me in many ways. I pray that as you progress in your own Bible Art Journaling you will find great joy in this creative form of worship!

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