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In & Out of Studio 3D
Monday, 13 April 2020
Bible Journaling in Psalms
Topic: Bible Journaling

The assignment for the book of Psalms was to incorporate the word 'delight' with the font of the same name.

This is one of my favorite casual fonts to work with.

What an easy assignment - and delightful!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:50 PM PDT
Sunday, 12 April 2020
Quiver in Psalms
Topic: Bible Journaling

A bible journaling site I participate on provided a sketch for the quiver I used to decorate my page. I blended the colored pencils with odorless mineral spirits.

I inscribed the scripture on the side of the quiver.

Thanks to Jackie for the art!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:43 PM PDT
Thursday, 9 April 2020
Words for Psalms Times Three
Topic: Bible Journaling

The three bible pages today may look familiar. I participated in two 30-day challenges last year on using typography for bible verses. As I go through the bible journaling this year I am transfering some of these to my Journal the Word bible.

I'm not doing all of them as some results did not impress me all that much when I went back later in review.

I chose three for Psalms and traced them in. I kept the same colors and scale. All were sized for margin art but, where I had extra space, I scooched the block over for more visual balance.

PSALM 23:2

PSALM 84:10

PSALM 103:2

Though some were not included because I had already used the appropriate page in my bible, many others were skipped because I didn't like the design sketch. I may, at some point, do new sketches for these that I can include in my bible.





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:33 AM PDT
Tuesday, 7 April 2020
Journaling in the Book of Job
Topic: Bible Journaling

Once again I combined a lettering style from 2018 and a drawing lesson of the same year.

The font is called 'life' and the drawing is 'spiral rose'. Colored pencil was blended with odorless mineral spirits.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:39 PM PDT
Sunday, 5 April 2020
Lily Of the Valley
Topic: Hymnal Art

Last year I made a drawing tutorial for a plant called 'lily of the valley'. I know it would be perfect to illustrate this hymn of the same name.

I used Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits and a paper blending stump. This makes the colors so vibrant.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:36 PM PDT
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Lettering Revisited
Topic: Lettering

Here it is the end of another month and time for a compilation of the lettering styles I worked on in my Happy Planner in preparation for using them in my bible journaling.

Note that 'worship' is a two-page item asthe second page addresses letter combinations.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:25 PM PDT
Monday, 30 March 2020
Bible Journaling in Esther
Topic: Bible Journaling

It seems that most bible journaling in Esther will touch on the scripture 'perhaps you came to your position for such a time as this'. I guess it is the one part of the story that all of us can relate to.

But I had already drawn on that page and till wanted to use the theme of 'time' so I found an alternate scripture to focus upon.

For this page I combined a font I called Time when I taught it in 2018 and a drawing lesson of an hourglass.

Focus is a time of celebration and remembrance for God's answer to prayer.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:19 PM PDT
Sunday, 29 March 2020
Take My Life and Let It Be
Topic: Hymnal Art

 Lots of littleclear stickers made their way onto this page to enhance the brush lettering. Focusing on a key phrase in the lyrics is my favorite way to decorate hymns.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:14 PM PDT
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Typography for Nehemiah
Topic: Bible Journaling

Here is another rendition of margin art I created last year for typograpy challeges.

I really liked the way these letters interlocked.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:12 PM PDT
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Ezra Duo
Topic: Bible Journaling

I used a combination of an old font (Worship) and an old drawing lesson (open book) to create a page for Ezra.

This is lettered with Prismacolor Premier pens and colored with Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.

I find this to be an easy script to write with as the letters seem to come naturally.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:07 PM PDT
Friday, 20 March 2020
Typography In Use
Topic: Bible Journaling

Twice last year I joined in month-long challenges to do assigned bible verses in decorative typography. This year I am trying to use them in my bible as I come to the book in my year-long journaling through the bible plan.

It was time to pull out this design from 1 Chronicles.

All of these typography designs were planned to be margin art.

I used the original colors but the flag is an add-on. This Christian Flag made be think back to reciting the pledge when we were in Sunday School and Bible School in my youth.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:02 PM PDT
Thursday, 19 March 2020
Journaling in 2 Chronicles
Topic: Bible Journaling

In journaling through the bible in one year, I have come to the Chronicles. Using one of my old drawing lessons to illustrate and a lettering lesson for the text, I created this page.

The font is one I named Glory and was used in 2018.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:50 PM PDT
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Topic: Hymnal Art

This hymn also came up while I was on vacation. I had brought my sketchbook along and used a book on birds of the area as reference to sketch a hummingbird.

I combined this with a freehand sketch of a hibiscus and transfered both to my hymnal page.

I did all the inking with a Prismacolor fine line marker and used colored pencils for the coloring.

This is the actual coloring of the bird I was referencing in the book I mentioned.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:44 PM PDT
Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Praise Him!
Topic: Hymnal Art

The next assigned hymn to decorate was Praise Him! Praise Him! I was on vacation when this one came up and had just designed a new alphabet in my sketchbook. So I used the lettering as the primary focus for this hymn and then added color.

Simple page using just the lyrics.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:41 PM PDT
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Glory To His Name
Topic: Hymnal Art

While on vacation I had my hymnal along with me to serve as another place to do art besides my sketchbook. This fountain was designed after one in a shopping area at one of the ports.

You can see the lyrics inscription at the base of the fountain which ties it back to the hymn.

This is simple pen word with the addition of colored pencil.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:17 PM PDT
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Bible Journaling in the Kings
Topic: Bible Journaling

 In our journaling cover to cover we are up to 1 and 2 Kings.

We are reusing fonts and drawings from lessons in the past and I am trying to stay ahead of the group with samples.

This page uses a dot font along with the footbridge. 

This footbridge is designed after one on the property at Monet's Gardens in Giverney (France) where we visited a couple of years ago.

I finished this with colored pencils.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 8 March 2020
Button Box Quilt CLass
Topic: Quilting

I took another workshop class at the sewing and stitchery expo - this one on making a specific quilt pattern.

All of the pieces were cut for us and they provided the thread and the machine to sew on.

Of the 50 blocks in the kit, I got 8 completed, another 19 done 3/4 of the way and the rest laid out with color choices so they are ready to go. The pattern gives a multitude of layouts and they had samples of these in the classroom that we could take pictures of for later deciding what to do with our blocks.

I'm not enamored with the fabrics they included! The supplies did not include sashing, backing, or batting. I may decide to make a bag or something for a kid out of these.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 7 March 2020
Follow the Thread
Topic: Quilting

 At the sewing and stitchery expo I stopped in at the booth for Superior Threads to pick up somesupplies for my longarm quilting machine.

They only had ONE cone of the thread color I wanted but I picked up a couple of alternate 'neutrals. The spools are the same stuff and all are the same color. Off to the right you can see I picked up a big slab of prewound bobbins for the longarm.

In the foreground is the color card I picked up for this line of thread. When I got home this enabled me to catalog the random bobbins that came along with my machine and some that I bought in mixed lots.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 6 March 2020
Beady Beady Beady
Topic: Beads

 One of the classes I took at the sewing and stitchery expo was a workshop on making a beaded bracelet. I had taken such a class two years ago and this was taught by the same person, but a different style.

I got 4 units done in class. I will do enough units to make this the length needed to use as a fancy band for my medical ID.

Here is a closeup view of the units I made.

I like this instructor and the way she writes her patterns so I bought another of the bracelet kits (different pattern) and a necklace kit that I can wear with my fancy cruise clothes.

I made the one from 2 years ago too large so I am going to remove some of the units to make it fit my ID bracelet as well.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 5 March 2020
New Tools
Topic: Quilting

 I picked up some new tools at the sewing expo a few days ago.

FROM UPPER LEFT: This little ruler is 3x12 inches to have a smaller size for sub-cutting quilt pieces.

Directly to the right is a little silicone pad for laying a hot mini-iron - used when piecing.

 Right of that is a seam ripper to keep with my longarm machine. There is a standard sized head and a larger one. The cap on each end is rubberized so, after cutting the stitches, a pass of the head (like erasing) will pull out the loose threads.

At the bottom is a pack of the brand new 'super nonstick needles' from Schmetz. These are for my standard sewing machine. They allow you to stitch through sticky stuff (like sticky-back velcro, etc) without gumming up the needle. The booth only had size 14 left so, if I like them, I will pick up some 12s later.

Random stuff I had on my 'buy' list ahead of time.



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

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