Friday, August 7, 2015

Bible Journaling with Stampin' Up!

A couple of weeks ago after the close of Stampin' Up!'s Inspire Create Share Convention, I had the honor of helping with a bible journaling class for demonstrators. If you haven't heard or bible journaling or bible art journaling, check out Illustrated Faith on Facebook and Instagram. You can also see more on my Instagram, as I've shared it quite a bit since I started back in March. I was quite honored that I was asked to share not only my art, but the art I feel like is the most important I've ever done, my art for God. This has been such a great way from me to dive more into God's word, and to really think about what the verses mean. Inspiration also comes from things that strike me in daily life, especially in nature. When something, someone, or a feeling in particular strikes me, I search for a verse to best express these times so I can more easily remember them. When I create memorable art for these verses, I am more apt to remember them always. Anyway, it was such an honor to participate in sharing my art with demonstrators and share how they might try this at home. I shared some techniques and my bible with them, and I was blown away by the response. The acceptance and awe of what I was doing for Him and me, reiterated that this is without a doubt something for me to create and share with others. I've probably bored you enough with my rambling, so I'll get to the verses I created for. I'll let the pages speak for themselves, and share my favorite bible journaling tools below.

I have to say, hands down, my favorite tool in bible art journaling is the Aqua Painter and Classic Ink. I absolutely love watercoloring in my bible, as it creates a beautiful look that still allows you to read through to the scripture. Two of the pages here use watercoloring with Aqua Painters, A Joyful Heart and Blessed as the Sparrow. I also love using the Decorative Masks. The hope is the anchor for the soul page, uses the Stripes Decorative Mask for that background. It's hard to tell in the lighting, but "hope" is doing in Silver Foil Paper, and looked great with the Silver Twine and Silver Metallic Doily. Another favorite for my bible are Project Life cards. These are really perfect because I can leave them as is or decorate them as I did on the Joy verse. I also love that I can write journaling on the back. 
I've really enjoyed incorporating bible journaling into my life, my worship, and my creating, and I hope these pages inspire you to create for Him. Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my most precious creations. 
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  1. I was so excited to find your page! I'm a demonstrator from Texas and wanted to journal, but I'm not artist for sure! I figured there had to be someone out there in Stampin Up! world using our products. Thank you for sharing your talent and love of the Lord. I'm inspired to try it!! Can't wait! Blessings, Lee

    1. Hi Lee! I'm so excited you found me. Thank you thank you thank you for such a sweet comment!!! I'm so glad I've inspired you to use your Stampin' Up! products in your bible. I hope to share more soon. Thank you again! God Bless!


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