Saturday, December 4, 2021

Bible Journaling with Natural Trace - ables

John 3:8 NIV  The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit

With this illustration and study, I learned that Greek for "wind" and "spirit" are the same.  When studying a verse or passage, checking various translations can be very helpful for me.  The Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition was very interesting.  

John 3:8 DRA The Spirit breatheth where he will; and thou hearest his voice, but thou knowest not whence he cometh, and whither he goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Lettering inspiration:  Bible Journaling: The Wind

Today I'm using:

Dayspring Illustrating Bible

Leaves and pressed 4 Leaf Clovers

Pencil and Eraser

Children's Liquid Glue

Distressed Oxides in Blue, Green and Gold

Acrylic Paints

Small Paint Brush

Black 05 Micron Pen

Black Marker

I grabbed a few doo-dads that were blowing across my yard.  Aren't they beautiful?  I certainly could have just glued them down, put some weight on my Bible and left it closed until they were flat.  That would have been gorgeous as well as simple.  Here's what I did instead.

Washi tape was placed on my selected verse, and a couple of other spots that are to remain white.

I used Distressed Oxides in green, blue and gold to lay a soft background.

It was so difficult to choose which lovely leaves would actually be used on my page.  I traced around them and began layering acrylic paint.  Gentle reminder:  If you don't like the paint color you chose, no worries, just wait for it to dry and paint over it with a color you do like.

Once I'm OK with the paint on my leaves, I heavily load a wet brush and spatter each color across my page.  Flicking a drippy paint brush makes me surprisingly happy!

 Now it's doodle time.  It was fun to add shadows and line drawings.

After doodling, children's liquid glue was used for the pressed four leaf clovers.  Notice, I hid one of the acorns I didn't like!

 Bible illustrating is so much fun!  What are your favorite ways to study your Bible?

;-)  -Marci 

1 comment:

  1. I love how this turned out! I have a Creative Bible, I love bringing the pages of His Word to life! Yours was amazing!


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