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Saturday, 25 May 2019
Trust and Obey
Topic: Hymnal Art

I was ar a Bible Journaling Retreat and we all got lots of goodies donated by companies and the leaders. I gained a couple of sets of alphabet stickers among my new treasures.

Then the assignment came to decorate the song 'Trust and Obey' in our hymnals.

I started with the block letter stickers but soon realized that they were not a consistent size so they looked a little sloppy. I pulled out the second set of letters which were in a combatible color and of letters on little dots.

So I placed matching letters in random places, stacked on top. Still not quite right so I outlined all the stickers in fine line black pen. That's better!

I had matching strips of border stickers which I employed as divider elements and outlined those as well.

I used gold peel-off sticker trim at the top and bottom as a finale.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:14 PM PDT
Monday, 20 May 2019
Topic: Hymnal Art

Monday means it's time to show another decorated song in my hymnal. This is such a fun new craft.

The assigned hymn this week is Onward Christian Soldiers. I remember how we used this to march in Vacation Bible School when moving between activities!

I traced an image I had painted durint the 31 Days of Watercolor Painting last July.

This time I used colored pencils for the coloring medium.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:44 PM PDT
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Can't Stop Singing
Topic: Hymnal Art

Amazing how many of these hymns we've been assigned that are not in the hymnal I am using. I remember singing them as a kid but, somewhere along the way, somebody decided they didn't need to be in the book any more. Harumph!

I end up finding a printable copy online and adjusting the size so it will fit into the hymnal I have. I do the art and coloring before I trim it down and glue it into the gutter.

I found a clip-art image to guide me in the features of this lady's face.

Her hair is all original! This is colored in pencils.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:24 PM PDT
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Sometimes It Just Comes Together
Topic: Hymnal Art

Mostly, when I can't think of an image that illustrated a scripture or a song, the easiest thing to do is flowers.

For this Easter hymn I decided to do lilies like the ones I taught in the Drawing Room lesson last year.

But once I got to the stage of coloring I decided to color like stargazer lilies because they have the most beautiful pink streaks and fascinating dots on the petals.

I used these on the hymn with colored pencils as the medium.


These came out exactly how I envisioned them!


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:16 PM PDT
Monday, 22 April 2019
Easter Hymn
Topic: Hymnal Art

For our hymnal art this week we were assigned Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, a celebration of Easter.

I was carried along by all of those Aleluias at the end of every phrase!

I used principles learned in the Whimsical Sketching class to combine flowers that I have taught in the Drawing Room at creative-bible-journaling.com.

Here is my Easter garden:

I used a wide gray line on the left and bottom of each element to make them raise off the page.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:02 AM PDT
Sunday, 14 April 2019
He Lives - Decorated Hymnal
Topic: Hymnal Art

I am sticking with the Easter themed songs this month and it was time for another old favorite... 'He Lives'.

I gave my page a stylized figure, singing praises to accompany some handwritten lyrics.

I have a couple ore ideas on this theme to complete the month.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:36 PM PDT
Monday, 8 April 2019
We All Sing Again
Topic: Hymnal Art

This week the decorated hymn assigned was 'Because He Lives'.

First, let me say that I was stunned to find that this hymn was NOT in my book! WHAT?!?!? I had to find the sheet music online, resize it and cut it out to tip in. When I do this, I put it where the page number says it should go and then I add it to my hymnal index.

I went with a straight-up resurrection theme for my drawing and did all the coloring in markers.

I took some of what I learned in the class Typography For Bible Journaling and applied those principles for the lettering.

I did the tipin with just a fine line of glue at the inner edge and closed the book to dry.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 31 March 2019
A Favorite Hymn
Topic: Hymnal Art

This is reported to be the hymn that the largest percentage of people list as their favorite.

The concept for this crown of thorns is one I developed a couple of years ago and used in my Bible. But I like this version much more than the original.

The use of the nails to form crosses and to stand in for the thorns says so much.

I used the same technique for the wood on the cross that I usually do - draw in the wavy lines with a medium dark colored pencil. Then color over everything with a medium light colored pencil. 

I used a script lettering for the lyrics up the left edge.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 24 March 2019
Silhouette People
Topic: Hymnal Art

I'm not sure I've done anything like this artwork since I started with Bible journaling. In my Bible it would block out the words and I do not want to work like that.

But in my hymnal, that is just fine with me.

This week we are working with 'Just A Closer Walk With Thee'.

I kept the illustration very simple and interspersed an appropriate scripture in the spaces between the musical staves.

When the written words blended in too mush, I went over them with a light pink marker to give them just a bit of contrast.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 17 March 2019
Continuing the Sing-Along
Topic: Hymnal Art

I know many people would say this is their favorite hymn.

I am working again in my hymnal to create art that reflect the theme of the song. This week it is 'HowGreat Thou Art'.

I used fine-line markers and colored pencils to create the scene with elements mentioned in the lyrics.

I really like how this one turned out, too.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 10 March 2019
Time For Another Old Song
Topic: Hymnal Art

I broke away from my usual style for the illustration of 'What A Friend We Have In Jesus' in my hymnal.

There were so many phrases that I wanted to highlight that I did them all!

It turned out pretty busy but it is not hard to focus in on different parts to isolate them.

This work was all done with markers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:00 AM PST
Sunday, 3 March 2019
Singing an Old Song
Topic: Hymnal Art

I have been doing more artwork to illustrate songs in my hymnal.

In the history of this hymn we learn that some of the lyrics are referencing Jacob's ladder. Knowing that, I got a picture in my head of climbing a ladder to get closer to God's kingdom, through the cross. 

The angels are mentioned in the lyrics as well. 

Other than the lettering (which is brush marker) and the line-art (black Prismacolor pens) the illustration is completed in colored pencils.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:00 AM PST
Friday, 1 February 2019
Hymnal Art
Topic: Hymnal Art

Because I didn't have enough artwork going on around here... haa haa haa... I decided to do some art journaling in an old hymnal I had here. I'm not sure what future jrojects may look like but I really was pleased with how this one turned out.

I wanted to do a very familiar hymn, but when I turned to it's page it only filled the bottom of the sheet. I covered the chorus of the previous song with scrapbook paper and used it to make a new title for the hymn in brush lettering. I used a dry rummer adhesive to hold the paper down.

I drew in three flowers with leaves and colored them with markers. Then I added a butterfly to the lettering and a black thick outline around the outside edge of the scrapbook paper.

There will be more of this going on!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 2:36 PM PST

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