Am I the only one obsessed with Tuesday morning? The deals on craft supplies are amazing, and it has quickly become part of my routine to visit there on a regular basis when I drop my boys off at preschool. The problem is that after months of being a Tuesday morning regular, I have acquired quite the stash of ephemera pieces. More specifically, quite the stash of Maggie Holmes ephemera pieces. I can’t help it…all her art is beautiful!
Here is my process video for this page:
I began this Bible journaling page with the ephemera in mind first. I wanted to focus on the power of God. Truly, I wanted to focus on the unimaginable power of God. The parts of God that we can not fathom as humans, but that amaze us over and over again. I felt like the whimsical feel of the Maggie Holmes Crate Paper collection fit this idea well…at least for me! I found myself journaling in Job 26:7-14, where Job describes the unimaginable power of God in the creation of the universe to his friend Bildad.
The background of the page is created using Distress Oxide inks and stencils from Tim Holtz. I applied the ink through the stencils using a simple blush brush from the dollar store. This gives the impression a very soft look, which I thought was appropriate. To mark off where I wanted each of the four colors I planned on using, I used washi tape to create a sunburst affect. It is important that when using washi tape in this manner, take off a bit of the stickiness so that it does not tear your page. Once the Distress Ink was applied to the page, I took off all the washi tape, leaving behind crisp white lines between each color. A very cool stain glass effect!
Before adhering down the ephemera pieces I chose (and after fussing with the placement of those pieces for quite some time), I added washi tape on both the bottom and the top of the page. I felt this grounded the page and added a nice visual border. Then I used a variety of alpha stamps to add the title “You are Powerful” as well as adding “Job” to the verse reference in the lower right hand corner of the page.
The next step for me was the addition of a tab. I chose to cut up part of the packaging that the Maggie Holmes ephemera came in! I added touches of gold with a glitter paint pen, and then layered the tab using scraps of another piece of ephemera and washi tape. After adding the date and some journaling, the page was done!
Do you collect ephemera pieces as well? What kinds of crafts do you use them for? Let me know in the comments below!
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife
- The Illustrating Bible (New one releases in May!)
- Distress Oxide Inks (Worn Lipstick, Stormy Sky, Shaded Lilac, and Peacock Feathers)
- Maggie Holmes Crate Paper Ephemera
- Washi Tape from Hobby Lobby
- Kingdom Alpha Stamps from BTW4G
One thought on “The Unimaginable Power of God”
Hi Elisa, Amen! The power of God is truly unimaginable. I love your Bible journaling entry. Love the idea of the blush brush for stenciling and using the washi tape for the straight lines – I’m going to try those out. I like using ephemera in my Bible journaling also. Thanks so much for sharing. Jo :o)