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Psalms 52 and Lots of Paint!

The theme for April at **Art*Journal*Journey* is Geometric shapes.  What a cool theme and so easy to incorporate in our projects.  Here is my project for today:

I am going through Psalms in my Journaling Bible, and I messed up a few pages and skipped them. I am going back and fixing them now that I have some white gesso - lol.

I printed out some of the scripture on rice paper (experiment) and the did a layer of clear gesso over it. It did not smear like some other ones I printed, but I think that was a light hand that saved me. I printed the words out because I wanted to be able to cover the words with the cross but didn't want to actually cover words in the actual scripture part of my page. Then I just started painting crosses and stenciling circles. I added in a little bit of a music sheet, stenciled be humble and added in some Ephemera (TH).

This Psalm is a warning to everyone to be humble, not trust in your riches, and to avoid destructive behavior (gossip, plotting against others, lying, etc.). Instead we should be humble, sharing, build up others, and put our trust in God; stay faithful to God.

My concept is that the butterfly is Christ who transformed us with the cross and and He is saying to us I love you but be humble.

I feel like this is a message God is giving us right now.

I also wanted to share a scrapbook page I finished yesterday.
It is going in my 8.5x11 scrapbook of historical markers and fun places my husband I have visited. We visited the Indian Baths in near the western coast of Alabama in early March (before all the restrictions).  The background paper was made by my middle Grandson, Patton.  He dipped the paper in a mixture of inks sprayed with water.  He said "Nanna, it looks like fire."  It has a bunch of yellow in it too, but that got covered up with all the journaling and pictures. 

Thanks for visiting. Hugz and be well.

Nancy

Comments

  1. Both of your pages are beautiful Nancy, and both so different. I love all the geometrical forms you have used in your Bible journaling, so bold and eye-catching. You have really called attention to the scriptures this way. Thanks for linking to AJJ, too, much appreciated. The second page is very interesting, that's a great way to record what you are dong with the family, nice that our grandson helped you. Have a great day, take care, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Wonderful scrapbook and journal pages!! VERY pretty.
    Lynn

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  3. Gorgeous pages Nancy!! I love the colors in your BJP and the scripture you used. And how fun to have your grandson help with the scrapbook page, it's beautiful!.
    Tammy x

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  4. I love the geometric designs on your journal pages. The colors caught my eye too. Those little splashes of brights really pull it all together. Thanks for sharing it with Valerie's challenge at Art Journal Journey. And nice scrapbook page too. Where are these Indian Baths? That pointing hand makes a great addition to the page. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  5. All your pages look great and I enjoyed reading your post. I was really drawn to your Bible journal and how you used the geometric additions to highlight the butterfly.
    Stay safe and well and thank you for linking to Valerie's Art Journal Journey theme.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. A super journal page Nancy, I look forward to seeing many more geometric pages.
    Your layout is fabulous, how lovely to record your memories in this way.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  7. Some very pretty and interesting pages here, and your DGS is a chip off the old block making that great dsp background!

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  8. Your page are just stunning Nancy!! I love your creative ideas my dear!! Hope you are well and happy my friend!! HUGS

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  9. Love both of your pages-very creative-love them hugs

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  10. Your Bible journal pages are great. I love the idea of using rice paper in your printer, something I have not tried. It turned out great and the various geometric shapes are amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey.

    Your scrapbook page is wonderful I always hate to cover my favorite backgrounds, so I might have hoarded that beautiful page your grandson made. What a fun adventure and I'm not familiar with much of Alabama, so that was fun to see.

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