img_6284As I continue to work through “My Peace”, the November devotional from By the Well 4 God, I am loving the very practical ways and angles it has us digging into the transcendent peace promised by God.  In Day 8 of the devotional, “Comfort”, we dig into the comfort that comes from prayers.  Prayer is not for God’s benefit but for our own benefit.  God already knows all the cares and concerns on our heart, but as we pray, we are reminded of the presence of God in our lives and the many promises and hopes we can hold on to!  Check out the process for this page over on my YouTube channel:

Mixed media and layering are perfect for this time of year.  All of the layers and texture give a warm, cozy feeling to the pages of my Bible and perfectly reflect the feeling of autumn.  For the background of this page, I used a stone-effect stencil from Tim Holtz to lay down the first layer of color.  Using three different colors of Distress Oxide ink and a blush brush, I blended the colors through the stencil.  Working with different colors on the same stencil adds dimension and interest to the image instead of leaving it flat.  Make sure that as your are working with the blush brush, you are light-handed and never pass near the edge of the stencil.  This creates an undesirable line in your image.

img_6289For the next layer, I utilized white texture paste from Ranger.  I blended a couple of the Distress Oxide colors that I had used in the previous layer and then used that blend to color the texture paste.  Then, using my finger I pushed the texture paste through a different Tim Holtz stencil that had more of a net feel.  This was affectively a tone-on-tone look, but because of the paste, it definitely added another texture layer which is so satisfying.

The next main element that I laid down on the page was a series of library cards in colors that coordinated with the kit.  These are part of the digital images/papers that are available over at By the Well 4 God.  I actually matted each card on top of an additional digital paper, giving it a more finished look.  I nestled the cards on the page amongst a whole mound of acorn paper pieces.  This completed the “autumn” look and served as an anchoring element for the library cards on the page.

img_6293I created the acorn paper pieces using a small acorn stamp from the “Whole” stamp set at By the Well 4 God.  A bit time consuming to stamp and fussy cut all of those pieces, but I am SO pleased with the result.  I even popped up some of the acorns using foam pieces to add yet another dimension to the page!  After adding the title and a few scripture references, this gorgeous autumn page was done!  Let me know what you think of this mixed media page in the comments below!

 

Keep it creative,

-The Scrappy Wife

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