Friday, March 15, 2013

Faith Art Journal - Word Art Wednesday #71

Hello Delightful friends and family!
It has been a busy and exhausting week for some reason, nothing really has changed in my schedule.  Oh wait a minute, the time change.... ugh... I don't know why one hour of time can cause me to feel so wiped out!  Weird.  Or am I just getting... ya know... kinda old...worn out?  Wait a minute, that can't be it, Jake my 6 year old grandson is having the same reaction...never mind!  I think I'm feeling better already ;-)

Well, after much perusing of Pinterest and being inspired by the girls at work and their wonderful examples of mixed media art I decided to start my faith-based art journal.  I didn't have a journal that could withstand all the techniques and then I saw on one of my rabbit trails in Pinterest that I could use an old hardbound book.  But here's the catch: I would have to tear out pages and then glue some of the remaining pages together for added depth and strength.  Well, what's the rub?  I'm a former librarian, it's extremely difficult for former librarians to deface a book after years of teaching little ones not to! 
But I faced the challenge, found a duplicate "old" book, which happened to be a devotional, which will come in handy as I use the torn out pages to stamp on, make flowers etc. (is that justifying the situation or what!??) plus I don't have to worry about inappropriate words popping up on a Faith journal under the  Gesso'd  pages! It's a win-win.  As a matter a fact, I found this quote on one of the torn out pages which I've used on my first pages.  "Live every moment as best we can... trust God for the result."  It was this quote that was the springboard for the two pages.  Give your best effort for God's glory then TRUST the LORD for the results = BLOOM.

Here is a "partial" list of the ingredients:  Book: Pocketful of Hope by Mary C. Crowley; Stamps: Unity Stamp Co (Andi girl) and Ranger Dylusions stamps (How Does Your Garden Grow); Copic Markers, Sharpie black marker (fine tip); Acrylic paints: Ranger Adirondack Dabbers, Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints; Making Memories Acrylic paints. Faber Castell crafter crayons; Mod Podge. Dylusion Spray Inks (fun colors!).

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  John 10:10



  1. What a beautiful journal! I love the colors and the quote is fantastic. I will have to write that one down - thank you for sharing :) And I know what you mean about feelin wiped out, I have felt the same way since the time change :)
    Have a wonderful weekend.


  2. Wiped out here too!! Albeit it chalk it up to the nasty bronchitis that brews beneath the surface! Natalie, you are beginning a journey that I have looked at for over a year. It is time I get started on my own faith journal, or scripture challenges or.....

  3. Natalie, this is just beautiful! I to would struggle with tearing pages from a book! What you've done for the beginning of your journal is so beautiful! Enjoy!

  4. I have to admit that I do tear pages from old books, and while it is a shame in some ways, I only do it to create art. The same with vintage sheet music. I feel badly about it every time, but always love the end result. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work!
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. This is a BEAUTIFUL start to your faith journal! LOVE LOVE LOVE the story behind picking a book and the struggle--- you are challenged and CONQUERED!! LOVE this idea! <3

  6. These pages are beautiful. I am just starting to experiment with mixed media.

  7. Beautiful Art Journal! You did a beautiful job and think even though you had a big struggle you won. You had the Lord behind you all the way. You started out with a great statement and I am sure this journal is going to be fabulous.

  8. Beautiful! I know that this is going to be a treasure for you as you make it and us as you share it :-D

  9. This are great pages and your work is so awesome. Thanks for blessing us this week with your project at Word Art Wednesday. Have an awesome day.

    JO ANN

  10. My goodness the girl is great and so is the rest. Love it.