Ok, to be honest, I was very hesitant about stamping, coloring, doodling in a Bible. I mean my mom taught me that some things are just not to be messed with.
Time to get with the program!!!
So I started stamping and coloring and now I am hooked.
My mission on this page was to find which mediums work and don't bleed through the pages. There are lots of tips here about Journaling in a Bible in case you missed it.
So let's pretty up a page in the Bible:
Start by placing a clean sheet of white card stock behind the page you will be journaling. Hopefully the mediums you will be using won't bleed through...but just in case.
I started by stamping the Cross with StazOn Teal Zeal ink. While it didn't bleed through, I didn't get the best impression. (I am so used to using a Misti stamping tool, and that is not really possible while stamping in a Bible). However, God knows I am not perfect, so I just went with it.
For the sentiment I used Faber-Castell Big Brush pen Deep Scarlet Red to color my stamp before making the impression on the page. Woo to the Hoo as it stamped perfectly and no bleeding through. I also used the Big Brush pens on the hearts using several colors.
Shhh.... I used a couple of new stamp sets for those adorable hearts, so if you must know....Song of Solomon for the chain of hearts and You and Me Sentiments for the adorable scroll beneath the sentiment.
For the Praying Hands stamp I used StazOn Jet Black ink, held my breath, stamped and it turned out very nicely. I colored them with Faber-Castell Aquarelles but used no water.
This was my first attempt at Bible Journaling and I was very pleased with the outcome. However, stay tuned to this blog as I have discovered the perfect medium to use on such fine Bible pages. (what a tease I am)
To redeem myself with the Cross stamp from the God's Love set, I went ahead and made a card:
I am pretty much in love with this stamp. Great to use for Journaling, cardmaking, scrapbooking!!!
On Chocolate Brown card stock I stamped the Cross with VersaMark ink. I then stamped the Cross again onto Kraft card stock using VersaMark ink then heat setting White embossing powder. I trimmed it by hand, but there are SVG cuts in the store for this stamp set for 1 cent.....really!
A little pattern paper at the bottom, some Natural Jute and you have a pretty card.
Do you like the Crown of Thorns? I thought it gave the card a little something, something.
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Until next time.......
Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Nana, Breast Cancer Survivor & Card Designer....
Life is Good!