Saturday, March 26, 2016

Back to the Blog -found something so cute!

I saw the cutest custom Journaling Bible that had a hand painted monogram and hand lettered tabs. It was adorable and it was $95. 
While I think the price is right considering the cost of the Bible and the time to hand letter and hand paint...
I knew it was something I could do myself. 
The timing was perfect too. I have a friend that asked me to re-create some of my Bible pages so that she could mat & frame them and offer them in an auction. 
(When I have details on the auction, I will be sure to post)
So I ordered an extra Bible that I could cut pages out of and use for this purpose.
They were so inexpensive on Amazon, I ordered two!
And that is when I found this adorable custom monogram with tabs.
I decided I would try it out on my Bible that I am cutting the pages out of.
And so this post is the result.
I started with paper.
I had ordered 2 packs of this garden themed paper from Stampin' Up! I loved that it had black in it (works well for the cover), it is two-sided (24 prints), and there is matching washi tape!

I found a font that I could use to guide my drawing
I sketched my J using a white pencil
and then I painted it using white acrylic paint.

While that was drying I began punching out my tabs using Stampin' Up! decorative label punch

I cut them using a paper trimmer 

and then began hand lettering the tabs

This part I did in stages. I did some of these and then would take a break and paint. I went back and forth between the two until I finished.
I used Stampin' Up! re-inkers to tint white acrylic paint

I used paint brushes and toothpicks to paint and add detail.

I used the low-setting on my heat tool to dry in between layers.

I have been missing my blog and am happy to post again. I  was in India last month and went to see Beth Moore LIVE not long after I returned (this month) so I haven't been home much and now I am trying to catch up with life.

I have missed my Bible Art Journaling and was super excited to do this project.

Happy Easter to you all!