Hey friends! I’m back with another Bible Journaling process post today! I used some different products and some new techniques and I’m super excited to share them with you! I want to start off with what verse I chose.
I was scrolling through Instagram the other day and someone had posted the verse John 13:7. It says,
“Jesus replied, you don’t understand what I’m doing now, but someday you will.”
I found this verse so powerful. I am a person who questions things that happen and also impatient. I don’t like to wait for things, but we have to wait and take time to understand the plans God has for us because He knows what is best!
I started my page by just layering some acrylic paint. I like to use a dry brush to spread the paint across the page. I added some white to tone down the yellow a bit and then used pink to make clusters of brush strokes.
After the paint dried, I tried out these awesome mixed media transfers! They are super easy to use too! I cut out one of the flowers to put in the corner, peeled off the back, placed it on the page, and then used the popsicle stick to transfer it on to the page. I repeated those steps to put one at the top too. I love how they turned out!
One of my favorite parts about the transfers is that you can paint on top of them. I used a Gelato in the color watermelon and then took the Faber-Castell water brush directly to the top of the Gelato to get color on my brush.
Then, I started applying the color directly on top of the transfer. It worked perfectly and makes the flower look even more realistic. I used the same process to apply green to the leaves using a Gelato in the color green tea.
After painting the flower transfers, I glued down a few flower die cuts I had on hand from Maggie Holmes Flourish collection and then doodled crosses around the page with a gold pitt pen. I always highlight the verse I focused on, so I used a big brush pitt pen to make it stand out!
The last step was making my title! I used the glory stencil from the bible journaling stencil pack and black craft paint to make it the focal point of the page. I used a dot dabber for the black paint so that it would apply cleanly without any excess going underneath the stencil. I then hand lettered “be to God” with the medium and extra small black pitt pens.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created this page and that you learned about some new techniques or products that you want to try out in your Bible Journaling! Let’s remember to trust in God’s plan even if we don’t understand because He knows what is best!
Faber Castell Mixed Media Transfers Flowers, Faber Castell Bible Journaling Mixed Media Stencil Pack, Faber Castell Watermelon Gelato, Faber Castell Green Tea Gelato, Faber Castell Gold Pitt Artist Pen, Faber Castell Extra Small Black Pitt Artist Pen, Faber Castell Medium Black Pitt Artist Pen, Faber Castell Chromium Green Opaque big brush Pitt Artist Pen, Faber Castell Water Brush, Hand Made Modern Goldenrod paint, Maggie Holmes Flourish Ephemera pack, Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic in Portrait Pink
Abigail Clone is 16 years old and a lover of all things crafty, trendy, and of course Jesus! She discovered Bible Journaling in 2015 and fell in love! She writes a teen devotional called, “Pockets Full of Jesus” for Illustrated Faith and wants to encourage teens to grow their relationships with Christ at a young age.