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Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Called in Thessalonians
Topic: Bible Journaling

 This is another case where a lettering style I already used in my bible was assigned to the same book of the bible. In this case, it was a style "called".

It is a semi-script, meaning that it has flowing letters like a script but they to dot connect to one another.

I went to the page I had already done in my bible and simply added a fine-line shadow along the right and bottom of all the letters.

To keep the illustration in a similar style, I used that same fine-line pen to add extra lines along each of the original marks. It gives it a more 'sketched' style. I did not change anything about the coloring.

I like the concept of revisiting old pages and adding or editing the original to get a different effect.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:11 AM PDT
Thursday, 15 October 2020
Higher Ground
Topic: Hymnal Art

Another entry in my hymnal journaling - Higher Ground.

I focused on these lyrics in the middle of the current pandemic: "My heart has no desire to stay where doubts arise and fears dismay. Though some may dwell where these abound, my prayer, my aim is higher ground."

This goes perfectly well with the verse mapping I did last week on 'do not worry', so I gave my illustration a pose of prayer.

 


Prismacolor pens for the drawing, Prismacolor pencils for the coloring.

(she's wearing the haircut I wish I could get right now!)

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Colossians Is a Treasure
Topic: Bible Journaling

Long ago a group assignment was to use the Filligree Heart drawing lesson along with the Treasure font together. They landed in Colossians in my Journal the Word Bible.

Two and a half years later those two items were matched up again and also 'assigned' to Colossians. Hmmmm, what to do? I didn't want to add them both to the same book again so I just fancied them up a bit.

The first time around I did the lettering plain. So for this round, I added the stitching that is supposed to be on the letters.

For the filigree heart I added more frills to the filigree along with some other doodles and some dots. Then I added some eyelet lace all around the edge of it.


I like the refreshed look of both of the elements on this page.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 3:48 PM PDT
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Rejoicing in Philippians
Topic: Bible Journaling

Oh, this is one of my favorite novelty lettering styles. I used it a couple of times in Psalms a couple of years ago and was glad to see it come up again.

Every one of the letters is represented by a form that is built of musical notations or something that looks like one. Individual letters like the 'L' may be hard to decipher on their own but when presented in context they become apparent.


Makes you want to sing and dance!

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 1 October 2020
Lettering on Parade
Topic: Lettering

Time for another month in review for lettering. These are the practice alphabets I worked from for the lettering on bible pages last month.







Wow, that was a lot for one month. But some weeks had more than one book in it and separate alphabets were assigned. Seems there were more weeks to cover in September because of how the calendar worked.

 

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Shoes in Ephesians
Topic: Bible Journaling

The drawings on a lot of my bible pages are probably looking familiar to you as we have been revisiting tutorials from 2018. Whenever they are assigned to a different bible book than they were originally, I do redraw them. If they are used in the same book I either use them in another bible or just repost the original artwork.

In this case, the shoes were not used in Ephesians before so I let them stand on a cobblestone walkway and told them to Stand Firm as instructed in verse 6:14.

The former shoes were red so I changed them to blue on this page.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Kindness Lettered in Ephesians
Topic: Bible Journaling

 The font 'Kindness' is one that our group learned WAY back - a few years ago - and that we have reintroduced every year since.

This time it was assigned to the book of Ephesians and I chose the verse 4:32.

I borrowed some of the Happy Planner clear stickers to decorate the page and kept it very simple.


The text says it all!

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 25 September 2020
I Wll Sing Of My Redeemer
Topic: Hymnal Art

Very strange... I did this page in my hymnal last year but apparently never posted it because it looked so much like another page I had done that I skipped putting it in the thumbnails to cue up.

This year it was paired with the book of Galatians but when I did it I used John 15:13.

The brush script and use of only black and white was what threw me off.

I was inspired to use the cross in place of the T in 'greater' and also used a pink marker to shade behind the black brush marker.

I'm glad I found this photo again so I could share it with you.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 24 September 2020
Fruit in Galatians
Topic: Bible Journaling

The obvious choice in using illustrations of fruit in the bible is to place them in Galatians with the scriptures listing the fruits of the spirit. So, yes, I went with the obvious!

In fact, I have a different version of fruit on this scripture in my Journal the Word bible so I switched to the interleaved bible and used a full page illustration.

The coloring is very rudimentary, and is done in colored pencil, with a style reminiscent of a coloring book.  I am torn between leaving it as is and using some odorless mineral spirits to blend.


A simple, tall, skinny print was used for the text lettering.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Bid Me Goodnight
Topic: Quilting

Once again, the entry title is the name of my latest quilt - a kind of inside joke because it will be 'bid' on at auction and it is a queen-size bed quilt. This is only the 5th time I have made a queen quilt (also have done 1 king) - not a big percentage out of 202 quilts!

This quilt was made by request, for a fund-raiser auction, but I used mostly fabrics I had on hand.

The initial plan was to use a panel I had with 18 units of paintings of Alaska wildflowers. I had picked this up on a vacation cruise some years ago and was waiting for the right pattern to come along. When I saw a tutorial on Missouri Star Quilt Company for using 2" blocks to surround 6" squares I knew I had the right pattern for me. Only problem was that the floral centers were 6x12, so I had to adjust the pattern. Done.

That tutorial used a 'jelly roll' of 2 1/2" strips to create the surrounding blocks. I happened to have a kit, given to me as a gift, with beautiful batik fabric strips. I never liked the pattern in the kit so these had sat languishing in the stash. Eureka! The colors were perfect with the flower portraits.

Then I got the request that the quilt be queen sized. Hmmm, I had enough for a lap quilt! So I rummaged through my stash and found some florals that I could add in, even if they were not the portrait style - same color ranges, though. I had to add in some other batik fabrics (cut into strips) so there would be enough to surround all the blocks. This gave me the opportunity to weed out some of the original batiks that were red or black or navy blue that really did not suit the pallette.

SO - I laid it all out, sewed together in a 7 across by 4 down grid only to realize I had the mattress dimensions backwards! AAAAAaaaarrrrgggghhhh! Now, what to do? Take off one column from the side, cut and block-border two more of the fabrics and create an addition row at the bottom. Now I had a grid layout of 6 across and 5 down with the exact dimensions of a queen mattress. Whew!

I calculated what borders I would need to create a drop on three sides. From my stash I added a 2 inch border all around, a 4 inch border to the sides and bottom (plus a 2 inch top border) and an 8 inch border to the sides and bottom. At the corners of the 4 and 8 inch borders I put in cornerstones of 2" blocks left over from the block bordering. This gave me a 14" drop.

This was quilted with 'bountiful feathers' from Urban Elementz with a 'silver' gray thread, yellow backing and Hobbs Heirloom cotton/polyester blend batting. Binding is one of the batiks that has a color blend from grayed green to red violet.

Throughout this process, with all of its changes, someone commented "You are truly creative." My response, "You mean, 'you really make it up as you go along'!" (More than you know)

When I was truly all done I had big chunks left of the yellow backing fabric, the widest border fabric and another of the border fabrics. So I made a set of matching pillowcases to go with it. By placing these at the top of the bed it will make up for there not being a lot of quilt at the top edge to enclose pillows like you would with a bedspread.

After all that, are you ready for some pictures?

The only place tall enough to display it was on pant hangers hooked to the house gutter. It still drags at the bottom.

Look how well those batik blocks pull out the colors from the flower panels.

A better view of the floral fabrics:


A closeup of one of the wildflower portraits. You can see how this one has a dragonfly. Others have butterflies which will play into the outer border.


Here you can see the quilting pattern as well as the sequence of the three borders (2", 4", 8"). The colors in the butterfly print were a perfect match for the florals and it was already in my stash!


Here is a view of the pieced cornerstones in the borders.


And a peek at the backing and binding.


I didn't get a photo of the pillowcases. They are yellow with a butterfly cuff and a 1" flange of the teal border.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Galatians Redeemed
Topic: Bible Journaling

Another week - another book! This week we were working in Galatians. The assigned lettering is a font called 'Redeem' though we could use any form of the word (redeem, redeemed, redeemer).

The oddest thing about this faux-brush script is the way the upper-case is fully vertical while the lower-case is slanted. I'm not entirely sure I like it that way and I often write it all one way or the other or somewhere in between.

Since this was an assignment, I wrote it the way the font was designed.

 


I used some of the clear floral stickers from Happy Planner to decorate the page.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 17 September 2020
Victory in Jesus
Topic: Hymnal Art

I decorated another page in my hymnal - Victory in Jesus.

This is inspired by an illustration I found on Pinterest (the way of the lettering) and I worked with colored pencil shading to create a glow and dimension on the cross.

I found that some of my clear Happy Planner stickers were an exact match to the colors I had used so I added a grouping at the base of the cross.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Jars of Clay
Topic: Bible Journaling

When I first did jars of clay in my bible I did a more detailed version. But this time I was following along with a tutorial I had writtten so used the more simplified one.

I also moved to the interleaved bible so I would have a full page to work with.

With the pen and ink sketch lines being rustic, I used a very informal font for the text of 2 Corinthians 4:7, and wrote it with double wavery lines.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Bread and Wine
Topic: Bible Journaling

I have used this illustration before but wanted it especially for this scripture. So I used it again, just in a different size on the page.

I also made the cup and the bread more rustic - and with a piece torn off the bread.

I used a tall thin font for the text of 1 Corinthians 11:24

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 10 September 2020
To God Be the Glory
Topic: Hymnal Art

 A lot of people use washi tape in their bibles or hymnals but I have never been a fan of the low-tack adhesive so I have very little of it.

What I did have was some border strip stickers out of a bible journaling book. They were the perfect size to fit in the spaces of the sheet music.

I used a brush pen to add lyrics over the colored border strips and then added clear flower stickers to finish off the ends.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Roman House
Topic: Bible Journaling

The bible journaling book by Joanne Fink teaches a cute little wonky house that I like to draw. In this case I used it in the book of Romans with an open front door to represent hospitality.

I added some light clouds and a front yard with a sidewalk to set the scene.

 

A little banner added to the lettering and Romans 12:13 is an invitation to get the party started.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
Put Your Hands Together
Topic: Bible Journaling

 One of the drawing tutorials I did a few years back was for praying hands. I realize they aren't realistic or perfectly formed or artistic.

The point is, they are humble hands, representing everyone.


In this case, I used them in my interleaved bible with some imperfect lettering, which suits them perfectly.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:59 AM PDT
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
A Slice of Bread
Topic: Bible Journaling

 The first lettering assignment for this month was BREAD. This is a fairly standard sans-serif font with an extreme backward lean.

Notice that the Capitals have oversized bulges. I thin of them as topheavy.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 31 August 2020
August Lettering Alphabets
Topic: Lettering

You may remember that, at the end of every month, I have been sharing the lettering sheets I did that month to use in my bible journaling. These are examples I prepare for the tutorials I wrote a couple of years ago that are being re-presented on the CBJ website.

For Ausust 2020 I did these sheets that I file in my Happy Planner.

For Matthew - COME


For Mark - KINGDOM


For Luke - CHOSEN


For John - LIGHT


Some of the fonts were assigned to be used right where I had done them before. In these cases I did not make new sample pages in my bible and therefore did not reintroduce them on my blog this month.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Oh How I Love Jesus
Topic: Hymnal Art

The hymn that was assigned for the book of John was not in my hymnal and I could not find sheet music online. So I just reassigned myself to do this hymn instead!

Ah, artistic license!


I didn't have a specific image come to mind as I read the lyrics so I shose to do flowers and leaves and brush lettering, all with Prismacolor brush markers.

The lettering was not distinct from the background so I used a white paint pen to define the outline.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT

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