Monday, March 30, 2015

Bible Art Journaling

Sunday at church service, the message was taken from John 4:24 "God is spirit; and they that worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth".  A picture of the boy with head bowed in prayer was on our church bulletin.  I loved it and thought it said what I wanted to say about the verse and so I drew it in my Bible and colored it with watercolors.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Documented Life Project-Catching Up

With a virus being shared within the family for the last few weeks and trying to take care of a sick 16
month old granddaughter, I have not been able to keep up with the Documented Life Project challenges.  I am almost caught up, with just this week's challenge left to do.  So I am sharing what have thus far.

February 28

Art Challenge: Using at Least Five Layers

Journal Prompt: Give Me a High Five

I put gesso down on my blank page. Then dripped and dropped several colors of inks allowing them to run down the page. Then I made a sandwich of 5 different papers using a couple of magazine pictures, an article out of another magazine and a tag from a piece of clothing that I liked. On top of it all I put a piece of card stock that had "5 FOR" printed on it and stitched the whole thing together then glued it to the page. I really like how this turned out although it is so totally different from anything I have ever done before.

The theme for March is:

Making Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making)

March 7

Art Challenge: As A Layer Element

Journal Prompt: Surviving the Elements

I have a Gelli plate that I have been too afraid to use simply because I don't really know how. I recently got a great book from Amazon so that I feel a bit more comfortable with it.

Feeling a bit more confident I used my Gelli plate which is a small 6 x 6 to make the background on this page. I put the paint on it and I used two different stencils to put down the base colors. Then I just stamped the page with it like a stamp.   I doodled around several of the elements with both black and white pens and pencils.  I wrote the words "I will survive".

The last page I finished is the March 8th challenge.

Art Challenge: Borders

Journal Prompt: "Borderline feels like I'm going to lose my mind."

For this page I wanted to do something different. So I started by doodling some borders and corners on my page. Then I worked some Zenspiration dangles into the middle area. I colored these in with my Pitt Pens. Using water color I added color around the border. Then I wrote in the prompt.

I really like how it turned out and it was so much fun doodling the dangles.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Prayer Flag

I made a prayer flag for my Secret Sister this weekend.  I watched a series of video classes from Gail Schmidt from Shabby Cottage Studio on how to make these. It looked like a lot of fun so here is the one I made.  It was really easy and fun and turned out great.

If it looks like something you would like to look into head over to Gail's website and click on Online Classes.  Find the class for Prayer Flags and register.  Like I said it was free.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mail Art

I just recently was involved in an art tag swap.  I wanted to share the envelope I created to send the tag and goodies to my swap partner.  I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the actual tag before I sent it.

This is a regular manila envelope that I gessoed, painted, stamped and layered with papers.  I love how it turned out.  I hope my swap partner enjoys it as much as the tag and goodies that are in it.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Artful Weekend

Since the weather wasn't very good this weekend I decided to play with my art supplies.  I received my book Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker. I have never been able to draw faces.

 I did the first two exercises in the book with her face mapping.

First was a straight on view.

I was pretty happy with my pencil drawing for the first ever actual face that looks like a face.

Next was a side view.

I'm not quite as happy with this one although it isn't too bad for a first time.

Last was the 3/4 view.

I liked this one because it seems a bit more feminine.  Now I just have to learn how to do the faces with some hair since they are all quite bald.

I also did a few Bible journaling images.

And this is the one for the Bible Art Journal Challenge from Rebekah Jones.
We are into Week 9 and the verse is from Matthew 18:3. "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children you will not enter the kingdom of heaven."

I found this image of a girl with a balloon on google images.  

And here is my version in my journaling Bible.

And last but not least I caught up on the February 21st challenge at DLP, Repeating Elements.
The monthly theme is Layers but I didn't really get much layering onto this page.  However, I really like how it turned out.  My repeating elements are the hearts.

Well, that's it.  Glad you stopped by.