Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bible Journaling with Stampin' Up!

Hi there! I'm so excited you stopped by today, because I am always thrilled to share one of my favorite ways to use my Stampin' Up! products--in my journaling bible! I couple of weeks ago someone asked if our fab markers would bleed through the pages of a bible, so I took it as the push I needed to work with more of our products in my bible. I tested a few methods, and found that when the pages are prepped with clear gesso the markers work just great! I'd also had a few ideas in my head that required a couple of specific products we had that are unfortunately retiring. Now that I've seen the outcome of these pages, I'm even more sad about it! But I'm glad I got in there and brought those ideas to real life. So let's hop to it!
The first page I'm sharing showcases the Striped Scallop Thinlit die. It creates a beautiful stained glass look when colored with markers. Like I mentioned above, I started out prepping my page with a thin layer of clear gesso from my local craft store. While that dried, I cut out a few pieces of Basic Black cardstock with the scallop thinlit (using my Precision Plate #lifesaver), and glued it in my bible using the Fine Tip Glue Pen (a must for a die this intricate). After the glue was completely dry, I started coloring in the scallops with my Stampin' Write Makers. The colors I used are: Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, and Crushed Curry. I arranged them in sort of an ombre pattern working light to dark and back to light. You'll notice some funny looking spots where I've markered, and that is just where the gesso painted on a little thicker. I don't mind it, because it just gives it more of a unique look. I finished up my page with some lettering with a $1 calligraphy pen from my local craft store. I'm definitely no letterer, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. I'm definitely loving the stained glass look! It is something I'll definitely try again.

The next page features the Corner Garden stamp set which I am SO ashamed to say was never inked up before this. Now, I'm totally kicking myself for that because seriously how beautiful is this?!? I prepped this page the same way as above, and heat embossed the stamp set with black powder (which has unfortunately also retired and sold out). Let me tell you even without the coloring, it looked FAB with just the embossing! Anyway, to color all those intricate flowers in I simply used the Aquapainter (this is a MUST product for bible journaling AND paper crafting; a must for coloring in intricate stamps such as this). This part was the easiest! I simply started with light colors, then went back in to add the dark for depth. I love how it turned out! I topped the entry off with some more lettering with that same $1 pen, and viola! Love it!

There are really so many Stampin' Up! products that you can use in your bible journaling, and quite a few you won't want to miss out on that will be gone come month end. I've shared a list below of some of my favorites, and don't forget to check out my special this month.

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