Today, I wanted to share my first mixed media Bible journal page. I have been studying the Bible off an on for several years now and mostly journal in a study notebook. I have used stickers in my journaling bible but recently, I wanted to give it a try and do more in my bible journal.
I decided to start off with the February kit from Creative Retreat. The kit is a nice one and contains a stamp set, acrylic hearts, alpha stickers and a sheet of cardstock stickers. It also came with a sheet of white cardstock hearts that can be colored to match the theme of choosing.
I picked four distress inks that matched the stickers that came in the kit. I used worn lipstick distress oxide ink, abandoned coral distress oxide ink, peeled paint distress ink and chipped sapphire distress ink.
Using an blending tool, I went over half of the hearts, saving the other half for another project. I do love the oxide inks as they blend much easier than the original distress inks but the overall look came out well.
There is a mini devotional included in the kit that contains versus to read. For my entry, I chose Psalms 86:15 ‘But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.
First, I prepped the page with Art Impressions clear Gesso by Prima Marketing. I placed a mat underneath the page and used a sponge to apply a light first coat. I found that if you keep the page taught but not too tight that it might tear, the page doesn’t wrinkle.
I applied two coats across the entire page using a heat tool to dry in between coats. Next, I used a cloud stencil from Honey Bee Stamps and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink to created clouds across the top of the page. They seem majestic which is how I view God as.
I set the clouds with the heat tool and there was no bleed through! I underlined the verse with my Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen size S. There were many stamps in the set so I used some of the stamps to create verse referenced in John 3:16 ‘For God so loved the world…’ and stamped it in the margin using the same colors as the hears with an additional color, Spiced Marmalade for additional color.
I added some of the hearts over the margin and around the words. I used some of the word cardstock stickers as well. I then went over the whole page with the heat tool again.
Quick Tip: If any of the ink smears, take a Mono sand eraser and go over the ink smears lightly and it will remove them.
I added a tab to the top of the page and dated it at the bottom.
I love the colors of the hearts and works as well as the clouds. For my first attempt in mixed media, I think it came out pretty good.
Well, that should do it for today.