Hello! I recently had a chance to do a page with some of the new stamps from the Art Impressions Bible Journaling line. They are not yet released on the website (they will be later this month) but you can watch for them at Scrapbook.com or check with your local stamp store. I was thrilled to see that Bonnie created a set for my favorite verses… Proverbs 3:5-6. It also has two other verse stamps to choose from and lots of other possibilities.
Bonnie has many video tutorials where she teaches watercoloring the Art Impressions way and bible journaling. Be sure to check them out. She uses Watercolor Ground to prep her pages but I haven’t tried that yet. I have only tried gesso and I don’t like using that. I really don’t mind a little wrinkle and bleed-through so my method will be slightly different.
First I stamped the words and images from Ai 5131- Stone Path Set with Versafine Black ink. I chose this ink because I wanted to watercolor with my Derwent Inktense pencils. Make sure you heat set the ink! I like to mix it up and combine stamp sets you normally wouldn’t use together so I tried to think of a person or critter that I could add to the page. I decided upon this cute mouse from the Ai 4803- Mouse Slider Set. I think he looks pretty happy about the path he’s chosen. Then I colored my page with the Inktense pencils and a waterbrush. I love that Ai includes a colored image in their packaging. It gives you a great guide or starting point for coloring!
After it was dry I stamped the grass & flowers (4051- Foliage Set and 4868- Flower Set 2), inking them with various markers. Then I lightly went over them with the waterbrush using Bonnie’s technique.
I made a coordinating tab for my page with the same grass and flowers and adhered it with Scor-Tape.
Have a great day!
stamps- Art Impressions 5131- Stone Path Set, 4803- Mouse Slider Set, 4051- Foliage Set and 4868- Flower Set 2, mega date stamp; paper- vanilla; ink- Versafine Black, water-based markers; accessories- water brush, tab punch, Inktense pencils, Scor-Tape.