Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Illustrations for Peace * Pinterest Challenge

Peace.  What does it look like to you?  How would you illustrate that word?

Anytime I want to draw or create a new Bible Illustration, my first stop is a lovely blog called The Lost Sock whose creator is an art teacher.  This time, I searched for the word "Peace".  The pins for my post's inspiration are:

Peace Art  & Peace Week

What have you been pinning?  What have you been creating?  The wonderful idea behind the Pinterest Challenge each month is to not just pin, but to create what those pins have inspired.  'Sending a big Thank You to Erlene of My Pinterventures for throwing down the challenge!

I love to journal and illustrate Bible verses!  One verse that has been speaking to my heart recently is 

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

At first I thought my photo was wonky, but then realized the paper isn't cut exactly square.  Anyway...  Following the tips and advice found in my pin, Peace Week, this is my creation.  Tabitha had printed PEACE signs for her students to fill in with paper cutouts.  Using card stock in soft blue, I used a cereal bowl to draw the circle and then a ruler for the straight lines.  In my monstrous stash of scrapbook supplies, these darling flowers were found in chipboard, paper and silver stickers.  It was just a matter of gluing them into place.  A stray bumblebee buzzes near the top.

Isn't it funny how creativity begets creativity?  ;-)  I also noticed and pinned Peace Art from the same blog.  Thankfully, there are plenty of Bible verses that can apply!  Another favorite verse is:

Isaiah 26:3

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee."

In her example, Tabitha had printed PEACE signs for her students and asked them to draw whatever they wished along the lines.  I was inspired to flip that approach and keep the PEACE sign solid with patterns around it.  Again, using a bowl for the circle and ruler for straight lines, a PEACE sign was drawn on yellow card stock.  Water color resist filled in the lines.  For the water color splatters, I chose two shades of green and two shades of blue.  A very wet paint brush was dipped into the lightest color first and flicked so paint splashed across the paper.  This was repeated three times with the darkest shade of paint last.  I left it under a ceiling fan on low setting overnight.  Once the card stock had dried completely, the resist was removed and some of the pencil marks were erased.  I practiced my hand lettering with markers and wrote "Peace" at the top in blue and black.

These will be taped inside my Illustrating Bible next to the verses in John and Isaiah.

With Christmas just around the corner, I'm thinking about illustrating

Luke 2:14

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

I would love to hear your thoughts on how you would illustrate these verses or any of the ones that include the word "Peace".

;-)  -Marci


For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month's Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓
 Now, let's see what the other hosts have created ⇓⇓


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