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Sunday, 9 February 2020
It Is Well With My Soul
Topic: Hymnal Art

I have always loved this hymn but I must admit - since it was played at my sister's funeral I can't get through it without tears.

The bible book this was paired with in the group I journal with was Old Testament. But while I was contemplating the lyrics, it spoke to me that the Apostle Paul had a great take on it, as well.

I used a brush pen to write the text of his verse in Philippians over the waterfall from an old drawing lesson I taught.


Yes, It is well with my soul.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 8 February 2020
Inky Swoosh
Topic: Drawing

 I started this page in the sketchbook with a quilting motif, called a feather. Then I just started adding doodly details, one at a time.

I really like the result and the graphic feel of the black and white. (The drawing book really does have a slight gray cast to it, though)

I might try copying this and making the paper appear more white. Then, adding colors found in peacock feathers would really bring it to life.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 7 February 2020
Going Around in Circles
Topic: Drawing

 In my vacation sketchbook I used a compass to draw overlapping circles of various sized and inked them. Then I started filling them with a variety of doodles, working in pen.

I hid a few odd things in there: a few buttons, a balloon, a face.

When I was done I reinforced the outlines of the circles with a second line for more definition.

This was a lot of fun and an easy project to pick up and set aside to fit into a schedule of other activities.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:35 AM PST
Thursday, 6 February 2020
Stone Path Across the Page
Topic: Bible Journaling

When I taught the stone path before it went up the side of the page as though you were walking into the picture.

The page I wanted to put the path on this time already had text in that space so I made the path across the bottom margin so you can walk left to right (or vise versa).

I did the coloring with colored pencils which were then blended with Gamsol.


The same verse is referenced in the text column and the stone path drawing.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Standing On The Promises
Topic: Hymnal Art

I created this page in my hymnal in the same way I did the page for Take Time To Be Holy, not too long ago.

That is: I made a copy of the page in the hymnal then opened a Word document and called up one of my own photos. I sized it to be exactly the same as the copied hymn - both in size and in placement on the page. Then I put the page with the hymn back in the printer and printed the photo over the song.

This was then trimmed to size and glued into the hymnal over the original page.


The photo was taken from our back deck with a view across the valley. Love the double rainbow.

I like that the rainbow is God's assurance of a promise, so that is why I selected it for this hymn.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Hark! The Mountains
Topic: Bible Journaling

Today we have a page of bible journaling in Deuteronomy.

I got these mountains from an old drawing lesson I taught a couple of years ago and paired them with a lettering lesson from the same year.

I like both just as much as I did back then, even though they are in a totally different context.


I have always tried to provide drawing lessons that can be used for a variety of verses.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:08 PM PST
A Little Bit Sketchy
Topic: Drawing

 On my recent vacation I took along a new sketchbook (with dot grid pages) along with pencil, drawing pens and a set of colored pencils. Although I also took along other art supplies, the drawing and coloring ones were what I used throughout the trip.

The first one I did was some random doodling, in pen, around a scripture done in brush pen. I just letting the sketch grow without a plan and then used colored pencils on it.

I am trying to decide how to carry this into my Bible without redrawing the whole thing. I think it will have to go in the interleaved Bible so text is not obliterated.

We'll see. I don't want to tear it out of the sketchbook, though.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:28 AM PST
Friday, 31 January 2020
Lettering Lineup
Topic: Lettering

With the new year I started a new round of revisiting old lettering lessons. I also started working with a Happy Planner for my bible journaling and decided to re-letter new sample sheets of all the alphabets in that format before using them in my bible.

Then I decided I would just lump all of the month's pages in one post at the end of each month.

So here are the new pages I did for January:

So, do you recognize these styles? They were used in a different order and context on this blog in 2018!


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:59 AM PST
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Tapping Into Typography
Topic: Bible Journaling

I've come to one of those old typography samples that fits into the week's assigned bible book. I actually combined two styles in this piece, one a really funky doodle style followed by a very simple serif font with unusual coloring to set it off.

Deuteronomy 2:7 gets the honors on today's page.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:30 PM PST
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Time For a Little Gardening
Topic: Bible Journaling

Well, personally I will NOT be doing any gardening, but I did draw some flowers in my bible.

I created these flowers quite some time ago. I think they look so fresh and clean that I like using them over and over.

This time they ended up in Numbers 24:5-6 (excerpts).

I drew them using very fine double wavy lines and colored with three yellow tones of colored pencil and two greens. Colors were blended using Gamsol on paper stump (my new favorite technique).

I wrote script in black and then orange gel pen to tie it back to the flowers.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:23 PM PST
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Protect This Font
Topic: Bible Journaling

I had another 2018 font I wanted to reuse. This was one called 'protect' that is an original I created.

The landing place for this was Numbers 14:9 where the Israelites were spying out the land God was going to give them. They were promised protection from the people who lived there.

This section of scripture also describes the huge bunch of grapes they brought back that men had to carry on a pole over their shoulders, so I drew grapes colored with gel pens.

The letters are filled in with some of that lovely glitter gold gel pen that freaks out the focus on the camera.

I still like this pen and just ordered three more because one ran out of ink and we CANNOT have that!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:17 PM PST
Monday, 20 January 2020
Take Time To Be Holy
Topic: Hymnal Art

I really noodled on how I could get photos into my hymnal and finally came up with this concept:

  1. take photo
  2. make a photocopy of the hymnal page
  3. download photo and size to the same as the hymn with the same placement on the page
  4. load the print of the hymn in the printer
  5. print the photo
Then I trimmed the printout and glued it into the hymnal right over the original.

And, yes, those are my own hands in the photo.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:09 PM PST
Sunday, 19 January 2020
Mitered Mania
Topic: Quilting

I managed to squeeze out a little time for quilting in the midst of all this bible journaling! I actually cut out all the parts for this in September when I had a friend's AccuQuilt machine and dies on loan for a few weeks.

Actually, I cut a TON of fabric scraps and made kits for dozens of quilts which allows me to just pick up a bag of parts and go straight to sewing.

I had found the pattern for something along these same conceptual lines. They used strip sets of 6 2" strips and I used 5 of 2.5" strips. This made the measurements they had for the blocks totally wrong for me so I just followed the process while inserting my own data.

The finished quilt in the magazine was for a square baby quilt using only 4 of the big blocks. I added 2 of my bigger blocks (for a total of 6) and added wider borders to make a lap quilt.

All from scraps!

I quilted on the longarm machine with a pantograph called "Bountiful Feathers" - my favorite!

First quilt on Squatch with not a single thread break, too.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:58 PM PST
Saturday, 18 January 2020
On Fire
Topic: Bible Journaling

This art by another artist came in both a line art drawing and a lightly colored version. I liked the concept but it was not bright enough for me so I brought it into 'Paint' and used the spraycan feature with multiple colors in many layers to get what I wanted. I also added the drop-shadow to the lettering on the right side.

I did the lettering down the left side with brush marker and yellow highlighter.

This was trimmed to the size that would fit in my interleaved bible with a border all around. I glued it in.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:50 PM PST
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Illuminated List
Topic: Bible Journaling

I have used illuminated lettering before in my bible (in Matthew, for the Lord's Prayer). This time it is used in Levitius to list the prescribed Offerings and Observances that were to be adhered to by the Israelites.

By putting these on two facing pages it is nicely balanced. I changed the color scheme from the NT use of these letters to distinguish them.

A lot og gold glitter gel pen decorates these letters which makes it hard for my camera to get good focus.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:41 PM PST
Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Rejoice Before the Lord
Topic: Bible Journaling

When I am going to draw the same thing in my bible that I've already used elsewhere, I try to do it such a way that it is not obvious that it is the same item. That is what I did with these palm fronds that I had previously used in the New Testament with the Palm Sunday text.

I did not realize that the people were told in Leviticus to cut palm branches and wave them in praise to the Lord.

So this time I drew the branches much larger, limited them to just two and used fine pen to draw everything with double wavy lines.

Each branch was colored with a combination of two greens and the colors were blended with Gamsol using a paper stump.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:35 PM PST
Sunday, 12 January 2020
Lampstand For the Tabernacle
Topic: Bible Journaling

One of our group artists drew her interpretation of the lampstand made for the Tabernacle as described in Exodus.

I took her line art and printed it out then used metallic markers to color it all, leaving little bits of white paper as reflections.

I whited out the stem of the stand so my lettering would 'read' over the top of it.

Exodus 25:31 was selected by the artist.

I cut my page to fit my bible page and glued it in only at the spine.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:28 PM PST
Friday, 10 January 2020
Waterfall on Many Levels
Topic: Bible Journaling

I once drew a tutorial on how to draw a waterfall. It was simplistic (to aid in the teaching to non-drawers). When this verse popped up talking about twelve springs I decided to break the waterfall into multiple stages and embellish them a little. I added in some palms to reflect the rest of the verse (Exodus 15:27).

I started at the top and drew a very short fall of water. Then that level of rocks were added. Next came the pool of water followed by the next layer of short falls and rocks. I continued until I got to the bottom and then went back to add the elements above the falls.

After I had inked everything, erased the pencil and colored with colored pencils I blended with Gamsol on a paper stump. More color was added to the water followed by sparkles in the water done with POSCA white paint pen.

I lettered the verse at the top and bottom and colored in the lettering.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:18 PM PST
Thursday, 9 January 2020
On to the Exodus
Topic: Bible Journaling

The next old font I used from 2018 was one called 'still'. I combined it with Exodus 14:14 and rally let that word 'FIGHT' burst right off the page.

I looked up some illustrations and photos of boxing gloves and drew these directly into my bible (no test sketches on paper). These were then colored with Prismacolor brush marker (which does not bleed through bible paper),

I colored in the letters of the big word to match the gloves and pulled back to yellow for the other words.

I quite like this - bold and intriguing.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:12 PM PST
Tuesday, 7 January 2020
What's New in Genesis?
Topic: Bible Journaling

The bible journal page I did today was to feature a font that was taught back in 2018. Since, in Genesis, everything is 'new' that is the name of the font!

The font features wedge letters with a tripple dot embellishment. I changed my dots to diamonds and only used them on the upper-case letters.

Genesis 15:6 was my featured verse.

I liked the lettering well enough to let it stand on its own instead of making it compete with an illustration.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:03 PM PST

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