Hello Everyone! It's Lindsay from the DT here with you today, sharing my newest Bible Journaling Page using the brand new Anchor of Hope Stamp Set. There are so many great images in this set, that could be used in any number of journal pages or on your paper crafts! Today, I chose to journal in my Bible in the book of Acts Chapter 27. In this chapter is the story of Paul traveling to Rome aboard a ship and the hardships that the journey brought. If you want to see how I created this Bible Journal page, you can watch the full video tutorial below!
The first thing I should mention here, is that I am stamping and coloring on "clean" Bible pages here. I did not prep them whatsoever and if I'm being honest I never do. When I create it is always just when I have a few spare moments here and there, so it's always unexpected and I don't plan, so what you see in the video tutorial is exactly how this page was put together. Using a waterproof black dye ink, I began stamping my scene. First was the wave borders, which I used three different wave images for and continuously stamped them, connecting them all together to complete a border to stretch across the page. Next, I stamped the anchor image four separate times. This corresponds with the story that inspired this journal page. Finally, I stamped the little sea plant a few times to fill in the underwater scene and finished with the sentiment on the right hand margin.
To complete my scene, I brought out my Micron pen (which is also waterproof) and drew in a line across the entire page to create a ground of "sand" and I also drew in little lines under each plant and anchor to make it appear as if they were sitting in sand as well. Finally, it was time to color in the entire scene!
I used my Sakura Koi Sketchbox Watercolors for all of the watercoloring. A few tips when working on untreated pages in your Bible -
- Work quickly & in Sections- Your watercolors bleed and dry into the fibers of the paper VERY quickly so you don't have a lot of time to move your color around so make sure you are working pretty quickly and dividing your work into sections will allow all colors to blend seamlessly!
- DO NOT use a lot of water - Bible pages are very thin and can't withstand a lot of water, especially untreated pages, so be stingy with the amount of moisture you put on the pages.
- Work in layers - Because you cannot use a lot of moisture the best way to get a bit of depth and color variation is to work in layers.
- Protect your work and pages - By putting a sheet of paper behind the page you are working on, you can guarantee yourself any bleed through will not transfer to other pages and create unwanted damage to them. Also, when using any medium reactive with water, seal in your work for the same reason!
When I had completed my watercolor and everything was dry I did use my Micron pen to quickly darken up all of my lines I had drawn in. I also used that same pen to add little dots underneath each of my drawn lines for the appearance of sand. Finally, using the same waterproof pen, I darkened up my sentiment once more to really allow it to pop off the page.
I am really loving creating journaling pages in my Bible. It is a new creative outlet that allows me to really experiment with all of my supplies in different ways and test out different uses for them. At first, I was a bit timid of adding color to my pages, but I am LOVING adding so much boldness to the pages and allowing more color to end up on the final product! I hope you all enjoyed today's video tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating it! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!