Sunday, October 3, 2021

Bible Journaling with Up Cycled Images. OK, OK. It's Junk Mail

Warning:  Icky pix ahead.  Glossy images are difficult for me to photograph.

Proverbs 31:30  Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.
I'm using my Dayspring Illustrating Bible, washi tape, Crayola markers, stamping ink pads, plastic template, pictures snipped from "junk" mail, cardstock flowers and butterflies, stickers, adhesive tape, and adhesive dots.

The closer we get to the holidays, the more glossy catalogs and slick advertisements are tucked inside our mailbox.  I can grumble about waning rainforests OR I can be grateful for all of that free artwork.

Thin, shiny paper does best with dry adhesives like these.  White children's glue will make catalog pages look wavy and rumpled.

For Proverbs 31:30, I immediately thought of the world's view of beauty, so this is the mail up for consideration.

First I use washi tape to protect the parts of my page I want white.  My background begins with diagonal lines drawn with Crayola markers in a couple shades of purple.

Stamping ink pads were gently drug around the page in varying shades of purple and dark pink.

I love that this template was a gift in happy mail!  (Thanks, Roseann!)  Dark purple marker filled in darling polka dots and fun zig zags.

After that, I started snipping through the ads and catalogs and laying stuff on my page.  Once I had enough faces, flowers and butterflies were layered around the edges.

Lettering was added in purple first, but it didn't "pop" as much as I would like, so I marked over it in black.

Philippians 4:8  Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable - if there is any moral excellence and if there is anything praise worthy - dwell on these things.

This was such a simple page!  The adorable hedgehog art was clipped from the front of a catalog.  Washi tape that says "Good Vibes" holds it in place.  Then I added some lettering with a pen and some stickers.

What verses have you been illustrating?

;-)  -Marci

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