I love working through Bible journaling devotionals. If you follow my blog or my YouTube channel, you know this already! But, it is nice to work outside the context of a devotional, to simply use your supplies on hand and to journal what God is putting on your heart. That is exactly what I did in my most recent Bible journal process for mixed media Monday.
This week, I read Psalm 78 as part of my daily Bible reading. The psalm opens with a call to God’s people to continue telling the stories of the great things that God is doing and has done. It is so important to pass on those truths to every generation. It had me thinking about our current situation in the year 2020. COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. In my own family, we are struggling with some health and financial issues on top of the stress coming from the rest of the world. But, I can get down about the situation, or I can continue to keep my eyes open for how God is moving. We can let our kids be overcome with disappoint over canceled plans and missed summer fun, or we can lean in as a family and really focus on the good. God is doing good things. He is telling an amazing story, we just need to lean into it!
Whenever I work through a mixed media entry, there is always a point that it feels like everything has gone wrong. In this entry, I was attempting to combine Milled Lavender Distress Oxide ink with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Spray. Well, the spray ended up being much brighter than I anticipated! So, I had to work to layer over the top of it and tone down the brightness. In the end, I am really happy with how all of the elements mixed together.
I used a lot of the ephemera pieces from the “Let’s Stay Home Collection” by Pinkfresh Studio. This is the perfect set to use in documenting this season. The bright colors are calming and refreshing, and the sentiments are right on target for this time period. I am LOVING this collection! I was able to layer, mix, and match several of the different paper pieces and enamel dots to really bring life to my entry.
Mixed media will always speak to my heart. Whenever I am having trouble getting started on an entry, mixed media techniques are my go-to for getting my creativity flowing. Are you brave enough to do mixed media technique directly in your Bible, or do you prefer a more controlled approach? Let me know in the comments below!
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife
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