Thursday, October 15, 2015

Be a Blessing #LatinaCrafter

This week, Latina Crafter released a new line of stamps, Be a Blessing for Bible Art Journaling.  I had the privilege to create in my Bible with the stamp set Be the Light

I have seen the beautiful Bible Journaling pages in my Instagram feed and thought, I wouldn't be able to create in my Bible, but after watching Rebekah R. Jones' amazing Bible journaling tutorials, I had a second thought, but even then I didn't start.  It wasn't until I watched a video of a TV personality, sharing the story of her late husband's Bible.  A Bible that was passed onto him by his mother.  In there she journaled the hardships they experienced during the Great Depression.  I was moved to tears.  I knew right at that moment, I wanted to start journaling in my Bible.

And so here I am sharing one of my pages with you.  I have learned plenty of tips from watching Rebekah's tutorials.  If this is new for you and it's something you would like to start, I highly recommend you start watching her tutorials.  She has a weekly Bible verse challenge that include different art mediums you can use.  Not only does provide art tutorials but also delivers a beautiful study on that week's scripture.

Today I am sharing my page from Rebekah's Week 30 Challenge, Mathew 5: 14-16
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

In addition to the supplies in the photo, I used Latina Crafter's Classic ABC stamp set, Let Your Light Shine stencil, clear Wink of Stella and washi tape.

Start by protecting the pages before and behind the page you plan to journal on.  Apply a  thin layer of the Matte Gel with a sponge brush.  Keeping your heat gun at a safe distance, dry the front and back of your page.  Passing the heat gun on the backside helps with the wrinkles.

Instead of coloring pencils as stated in Week 30 Challenge, I used my eBrush to cover my page.  Please use what you have.  If you have watercolors, acrylics, color pencils use them.
I used a yellow Sharpie with my eBrush I sprayed the whole page using the first setting on the machine.   I then used the eBrush on the third setting to spray the top portion of the page, as that is where I will be stamping and adding light to the page.
On the third photo, I flipped the page so you can see there is no color bleeding on the page.  

I heat embossed the sayings and the lighthouse with gold and shimmer gold embossing powders.  I then secured the sunburst stencil and the page with washi tape and went over it with clear Wink of Stella.

Here you can see the shimmer of the Wink of Stella on the light burst.

And here is my full page.  I have added my personal thoughts after I took my photos.  I hope you enjoyed the my tutorial.

Thank you for joining me today.

1 comment:

Lori m said...

Gorgeous work on your bible page, amazing new stamp set.
Hugs, Lori m