Hello everyone, it’s Lindsey and I’m back on the blog today with a quick and easy Bible Art Journaling entry! I took some inspiration from Nicki Verbil and decided to just use stamps, watercolors and some masking fluid…so no video tutorial but this is a fairly easy process.
7 “Why even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7
Today’s entry is in one of my all time favorite verses and one that I have journaled several times in my journaling Bibles. Since it’s one that I’ve journaled often, I didn’t think it needed an elaborate entry. I also had some bleed through to contend with on this page before getting started.
To cover up the bleed through (from Versafine Onyx Black Ink), I used some white gesso on the page first. I just picked up this Artist Loft Gesso from Michael’s which was super inexpensive and so I thought I’d give it a try to see if it would cover.
It took two coats but overall I really like the texture of this gesso as it is very smooth and not gritty at all. Again, this is a white gesso so it will cover up the text if you apply it over the entire page. I just used a brush to smooth it over the margin and any areas where the stamping had bled. I used the “You Are Loved” stamp set to add the phrase “You are Precious in his sight”.
Before adding any watercolor I applied some masking fluid to the open areas of the stamping to maintain the whiteness of the page underneath. You want to have a brush just for masking fluid since it might ruin your brush.
I have a lot of different watercolors that I love but today I’m using the Tropicals set by Prima Marketing and just dabbed two layers of paint on the page…drying in between. These colors are very vibrant and don’t bleed, even when applied to the areas where there is no gesso.
Once the paint is dry (I used my heat tool), I was able to just lightly rub my finger over the areas of masking fluid to get it to peel up. You can see that this masking was able to keep the inside parts of the word crisp white.
I finished the page by adding some purple paint to the tab, a strip of washi, some wordfetti, and that is it. This page only took a few minutes to complete but still has some great color, texture and interest.
Until next time!