Sunday, 1 March 2015

Take Me Deeper: February week 4

Earlier in the week I told you how I had caught up with the February devotionals.  Today I am sharing the final one on the theme of love.

This week we were looking at 'Love yourself.'   This is something that in the past I have really struggled with.  Facilitating the Freedom in Christ course at church and hosting the Identity series online has really helped me to know who I am in Christ.

For this last journal page I inked the page first and then stamped the heart and wrote the journaling.
The page in progress
 The finished page

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice





Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Father Heart of God journal

The Father Heart of God Bible Study has finished but before we leave it altogether I thought I would show you the cover I made.

I used a heart stencil and 3 colours of Distress Ink.

I used some alphabet stickers which don't show up too well but I really love the letters so I don't mind.

I measured some ribbon to use as a closer.

I made a hole through the ribbon and the paper and added a brad.  The split pin on the back doesn't show up too omuch and I could put something over it to hide it if it bothers me later!

Here is the ribbon tied so that the zigzag book doesn't fall open.

I made a video of the whole journal.


Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice





Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Father Heart of God 5

Welcome to my creative response to The Father Heart of God creative Bible Study.  You can find the details of today's session on The Father Heart of God blog.

I showed how I made my backgrounds in this blog post.   I made all the backgrounds at the same time and then cut and scored the papers to make 5 pages for my book.

I decided that I would do every page in the same way throughout the journal and to keep to a limited palette of colours.    I chose one verse from the Bible Study, printed it out and cut it up.  I inked the edges and then glued it to the outside of the folded page.

This is the reverse of the page with some doublesided tape already attached down the edge of the page between the scored line and the edge of the paper.

I drew the wavy lines as before.

Using a black pen I wrote my journaling so that the letters fitted the gaps between the wavy lines.

I went back through with coloured pens putting pattern into some of the letters and circles between the words.  The circles with dots in look a bit like frog spawn but once I'd done the first page I had to stick with it!

Here are pages 4 and 5 together.

On February 28th there will be one last post in this series showing my completed journal.

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you haven't already joined in with this study you can join any time.

Bernice

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Take Me Deeper: February

It is my rule in the Take Me Deeper group to tell people they are not behind when they are not keeping up with posting their weekly reponses to the devotionals.  So I can't say that I am behind.  Let's put it like this - I am now all caught up.

In January I used a theme of journaling boxes through the month's art work and decided I quite liked the idea of a theme.  This month it is a technique.  I learned it in a new class from Diane Marra: Mixed Media Layering.
Diane's page.  Used with permission.


It's a stunning page and a great class and I have done my take on it.  Firstly on each page that I did I stamped a large heart and then wrote my journaling in it using a pencil.
I followed the instructions from Diane's class - possibly somewhat loosely - but if you're a regular reader you will know I don't ever want my work to look like a copy.  However in my pages you can definitely see Diane's influence.

Week 1: God’s Love

Week 2: Love God


Week 3: Love your neighbour
I used Distress Inks on this instead of spray inks and when I tried blending them together with a wet wipe the pencil writing smudged!


You can sign up for Diane's class by becoming a member of His Kingdom Come.  The class is only $8 or around £5.  Or you can buy it with 4 other classes for a total of $35 or just under £23.



Thank you for stopping by.
Bernice


Monday, 23 February 2015

The Father Heart of God 4

Welcome to my creative response to The Father Heart of God creative Bible Study.  You can find the details of today's session on The Father Heart of God blog.

I showed how I made my backgrounds in this blog post.   I made all the backgrounds at the same time and then cut and scored the papers to make 5 pages for my book.

I decided that I would do every page in the same way throughout the journal and to keep to a limited palette of colours.    I chose one verse from the Bible Study, printed it out and cut it up.  I inked the edges and then glued it to the outside of the folded page.

This is the reverse of the page with some doublesided tape already attached down the edge of the page between the scored line and the edge of the paper.

I drew the wavy lines as before.

Using a black pen I wrote my journaling so that the letters fitted the gaps between the wavy lines.

I went back through with coloured pens putting pattern into some of the letters and circles between the words.

Here are pages 3 and 4 together.

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you haven't already joined in with this study you can join any time.

Bernice



Sunday, 22 February 2015

Announcing Faithart 101

On Saturday February 28th, His Kingdom Come is launching its first collaborative class prepared by the 5 members of the Foundation Team. Faithart 101 has been developed for beginners to Faith Journaling. The 5 classes cover basic journaling information, how to translate scripture into art, the basics of drawing people, using scrapbooking techniques and mixed media techniques.

Each of the 5 classes can be purchased individually or all 5 can be bought together with a discount. The individual classes are $8 each but you can buy all 5 together for $35. PayPal will sort out the currency for you if you live outside the United States. Once you have purchased your classes and have been added to the class site you can work through the classes at your own pace. You will have unlimited access to the classes you have purchased.

The Foundation Team consists of Bernice, Mary, Shonna, Merri and Diane and each day this week you can find out more about each of us on our personal blogs. We will also tell you about the class we are teaching as part of Faithart 101.
Bernice at Newly Creative on Sunday 22nd Feb - here today.
Diane at Adore Him Creations on Monday 23rd Feb.
Shonna at Twisted Figures on Tuesday 24th Feb.
Merri at Connecting Faith and Creativity on Wednesday 25th Feb.
Mary at Me, With My Head in the Clouds on Thursday 26th Feb.


My class is Journaling Basics.




Let me tell you a bit about myself:

Brief Bio

After retiring from teaching at the age of 43, I took a 4 year part-time course in Creative Embroidery. Subsequent work as a church administrator took up all my time and creativity was put to one side. A second retirement enabled me to give time to scrapbooking, art journaling, mixed media and many online workshops. I live in England with Roger, my husband of 31 years and we have one son who is married and living in Sydney. I became a Christian 25 years ago. I currently runs art challenge blogs with a Christian bias.

I had attended my local Methodist church from the age of 8 to 18 but once I got to college I didn’t go to church again. Twenty years later I started going to church because I saw an article in the local free newspaper about how God had freed the writer from the inexplicable anger she felt. I attended the church for a while and a small group where I was allowed to ask lots of questions. I became a Christian at an outreach the church held when a visiting Mime Artist performed a mime about Moses and his stick becoming a snake. You’re thinking ‘what!’ I know it doesn’t make sense but there you are. The preacher preached on something that spoke to me that I can’t remember and at the end of the evening I accepted Christ into my life.

How does your faith impact your creativity?
I don’t always make faith related projects but I am very aware that my creativity is a gift from God. I think it helps me steer clear of workshops that wouldn’t be good for me spiritually.

What is your preferred medium of creativity?
I’m a bit of a Jill-of-all-trades and master of none. I flit between media and styles depending on what my project is.

What is your favourite technique?
Quite possibly anything that I happen to be doing at the time.  When the Gelli plate is out - that's my favourite!  When the stencils are out - they are my favourite!  I really love using Thermofax screens which are an easy way to screenprint.  I used them on this page that was featured in the book Art Journal Kickstarter.


Who is your favourite person in the Bible and why?
I am really fond of Esther because she was brave and obedient but I think my favourite is David because despite the things he did wrong he is still described in Acts this way:  ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’

What Bible verse do you regularly rely on?
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13

Where to find me

Facebook
Twitter
Flickr

I have several art challenge blogs and creative Bible Study blogs which you can find through the tabs at the top of this blog.

Join us on February 28th in taking Faithart101 at His Kingdom Come and learn more about Faithjournaling. If you are not already a member of the His Kingdom Come community then please sign up. You can purchase the class or classes from today.


Monday, 16 February 2015

The Father Heart of God 3

Welcome to my creative response to The Father Heart of God creative Bible Study.  You can find the details of today's session on The Father Heart of God blog.

I showed how I made my backgrounds in this blog post.   I made all the backgrounds at the same time and then cut and scored the papers to make 5 pages for my book.

I decided that I would do every page in the same way throughout the journal and to keep to a limited palette of colours.    I chose one verse from the Bible Study, printed it out and cut it up.  I inked the edges and then glued it to the outside of the folded page.

This is the reverse of the page with some doublesided tape already attached down the edge of the page between the scored line and the edge of the paper.

I drew the wavy lines as before. However I changed the green pen for a lighter colour green.

Using a black pen I wrote my journaling so that the letters fitted the gaps between the wavy lines.

I went back through with coloured pens putting pattern into some of the letters and circles between the words.

Here are pages 2 and 3 together.

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you haven't already joined in with this study you can join any time.

Bernice