Monday, February 3, 2020

BAJ Hearts

The *ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* challenge this month is hearts.  I was super inspired by the theme because I do most my art journaling in my bible and it is all about the heart!  My three pages are in Psalms - my goal is to finish reading and BAJ Psalms before I move to other parts of the Bible. 

I love the large hymnal page heart on this one, and I did it in my some of my favorite colors.  The page was gessoed, then ink/spray/smash-ed one color at a time using some acetate.  I stenciled on some circles, and then pounced on some white acrylic paint to soften it all up.  The heart is cut out of an old hymnal then distressed.  The words on the heart were done using a Jelly Glaze pen so they would show up.  I gessoed the heart and words.  Everything else is doodles. 
My next page is a hot mess.  I started with stamping flowers with some tea stain distress ink, then I scribbled on some Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks.  I am new to this medium, and I didn't really like how the red was coming out.  I stopped and started yellow.  Then I realized they don't blend well or I don't know how to blend them so the red ended up like this.  I went with super busy after that hoping to camouflage the red portion (which looks pink).  I ended up with lots of stuff on the page, and you can still prominently see the red/pink patch.  It is bright and cheerful and I did learn a lot (in the Psalms and with my medium). 
Warning for those of you who dislike pink or large amounts of it - this next page is pink, pink, pink!  I sponged on some pink distress oxide, then stenciled on some yellow hearts and sun rays.  I wanted it to have the sky and earth so I stamped some SU! trees on the bottom.  Added a hymnal page heart and a ticket (aren't we all looking for a ticket to heaven?), and a bunch of hearts (drawn, painted and 3-D stickers).  I am not fond of this one (probably my big handwriting and I am not a giant pink fan but I pretend in February), but I did get some good bible reading, thinking, and praying.

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  1. I really love your bible journaling Nancy! Those hearts and verses are wonderful!
    Thanks for popping by my blog too.
    Alison xx

  2. By the way, the scribble sticks should blend with water, but it does depend on the surface you use. xx

  3. Fabulous pages Nancy, lots of super details and I love the bright pink.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. Wonderful journaled Bible pages. Your hearts are stunning and perfect for Elizabeth's challenge at Art Journal Journey. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Hugs-Erika

  5. Beautiful hearts and quotes-I love your hearts-hugs Kathy

  6. Your hearts make that Bible journal special, Nancy. This is a fabulous way to read the Bible and make art at the same time. I was certainly impressed and I loved all three pages, even though I don't often consider myself a pink person. Thanks beyond belief for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey. I think I said this before, I LOVE your journal pages.

  7. Stunning pages and the hearts look lovely the way you added them with the quotes into your journal bible. Thank you so much for linking your beautiful pages to our latest theme at Art Journal Journey.

  8. All pretty journaling pages. I was really drawn to the pink...(My favorite color)

  9. beautiful journal pages, love all the fun colours, certainly uplifting :)

  10. Oh I do like these very much and each page is different.
    The first is pretty with subtle colours and with lovely words.
    The second is very jolly with the flowers and hearts and the great background.
    The pink third is super too and your very neat black hand-writing looks really good on the pink. I think more of us like pink these days than ever before.

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    1. Your journaling is so beautiful and creative, Nancy Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs..Nancy