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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A New Creature

Here's another Bible Journaling page.  This one uses Stampendous Pop-Up Kitties stamp set.  Here's what I did:
  1. Applied 3 thin coats of clear gesso (Art Basics) to the page to prevent bleed-through.  
  2. Stamped the kitty at the bottom using black VersaFine ink.  I forgot to mask so the upper part of the kitten's body wouldn't show on the face, so I used a little heavy white gesso to cover the extra stamped lines that I didn't want.
  3. I printed the text onto a sheet of scrap paper and then copied it into my Bible using a light box (this thin one works marvelously for this) and a Zig marker with a fairly thick tip.  
  4. Using a fine-line Sharpie, I added the text reference and date.
  5. Next, I colored the cat in using my pastel chalk set, coloring a bit like I did here (though I didn't need to go back over the stamped lines again).
  6. After the cat was colored (all except her eyes), add added green chalk to the rest of the page for a background.  Then, before the chalk had a chance to set, I erased the chalk from covering the verse itself.
  7. For a finishing touch, I combined two Smooch inks (green & gold) to make the cat's glowing eyes.

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