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Monday, May 30, 2016

My Instructor

This started as a page from a coloring book ("Beautiful Psalms: Adult Coloring Book" from Christian Coloring Books) that I added to my Bible (spiritual discussion here).  It started out as a full page, but I didn't care for the top part of it, so cut it off and covered the remaining bits I didn't like with white gesso.  

I colored the flowers, leaves & butterflies using my Scroll & Brush markers and the tip-to-tip blending technique.  Then I colored in the background with pastel chalks using a small stiff brush.  The letters looked a little faded after I was done, so I went over them with a black pen.  I finished off the flowers with some Jewel Dazzles for the centers.

I had originally planned to add it to my Bible with washi tape, but didn't like the way that looked because the tape is so see-through.  So, I added it to my Bible using Elizabeth Crafts double-sided adhesive - then decided to "frame" it on either side with washi tape. (After I took the picture, I added tape top and bottom as well.  Because I needed a very narrow strip at the bottom, I cut the tape lengthwise - about 1/4 of it for the bottom & the rest for the top.)

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