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!).
I'm entering this at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes #71
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