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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Bible Journaling - Hebrews 10:24-25
Topic: Bible Journaling

The illustration for this entry came entirely from my head. I had, long ago, photographed some churches on my phone to use as references but they were just too formal-looking. I wanted more of the 'church in the wildwoods' feeling to it.

My original sketch was way too small and I didn't want to do a lot of 'fill-in' of landscaping and such to expand it. The church needed to be the centerpiece. So I re-sketched it freehand into the Bible using pencil and then added a few trees and a hedge in the background.


I dropped some of the text in thse verses and combined them to create a shorter phrase. The full text says, "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,  not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

The highlighting shows the parts I used.

The lettering is based on a font I had photographed into my phone to use as a reference. I wanted something that walked the line between formal and casual.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 3:13 PM PDT
Bible Journaling - Hebrews 4:12
Topic: Bible Journaling

This is the second sketch I did on vacation for use in my Bible.

I used a photo that I had saved to my phone to reference the hand and sword and drew the rest from memory.

The lettering was all done without reference. I wanted some of it to look like knife blades and some to look like it was in motion.

I used the lightpad to transfer the drawing to the page in the Bible.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 2:57 PM PDT
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Bible Journaling - 1 Corinthians 9:24
Topic: Bible Journaling

I did some sketching for Bible journaling while on a recent, short vacation trip. I have all my supplies in a large canvas tote while at home and this includes printouts of drawing ideas and lettering styles as well a books on both. I also have a book about Bible journaling, a collapsible light and a box with a variety of pens and pencils. My lightpad fits in there, too.

When I travel, however, I put my favorite pen, one drawing pencil, a sharpener, an eraser, my index of verses I want to work on and some sketch paper into the box that holds my journaling Bible. I wrap an elastic band around the metal box that holds my colored pencils and I have all I need to work 'on the road'. I have photographed many of the lettering and sketch ideas into my phone and I can use these for reference.

I did three sketches while on vacation and waited to transfer them to my Bible until I got home so I could use the lightpad to trace them.

This is the first of the three that I finished.


I worked from a photo on the internet to get the poses for the runners, though all the sketching was done free-hand (no tracing). After lots of re-drawing, editing and refinement I did use the lightpad to trace my own drawing into the Bible using the fine-line black marker.

I colored all the illustration with the Prismacolor colored pencils. Then I used one of the photos of lettering styles on my phone to write out the scripture and colored that as well.

All of the lettering and the runners were gone over with the lightest colored pencil I have to smooth out the coloring.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 2:39 PM PDT
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Frosted Flags
Topic: Nail Art

I've welcomed summer by decorating the house with red, white and blue items as I do most every year. Soon after, my manicure began to chip so I decided to carry that theme onto the new nail enamel.

I chose a berry red, shimmery blue and silver to work with. Red was first applied in wide stripes to the the outer edges of the nails leaving a wide opening in the middle on the diagonal. I skipped the ring finger on each hand.

Those ring fingers got solid blue.

After giving all the colors a second coat and letting it set I went back to the red nails and added a wide silver stripe across the open area. Then the blue nails got tiny dots of silver.

I added a second coat of silver to the red nails and let everything set.

Finally, I gave everything a coat of clear that has a fine irridescent glitter in it (this is the 'frosting' refered to in the title). A coat of topcoat protects the finish.


These are all Dollar Tree polishes and a manicure will last about 10 to 12 days.


I'm hoping this lasts until the 4th of July and then I'll think of something else fun to do.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:01 PM PDT
Sunday, 11 June 2017
2 Corinthians 4:7
Topic: Bible Journaling

I had a spot of time while on a short vacation and worked on this page in the hotel room. I hope I didn't use too much data over the phone lines as I was having issues with the Wi-Fi there.

I chose a photo of clay jars to illustrate 2 Corinthians 4:7:


The lettering was from a photo I had taken of a form online onto my cell phone. It was easy to replicate and I really like it in this setting.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 5:08 PM PDT
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Colossians 3:12, 14
Topic: Bible Journaling

Even though I did this page yesterday, it was late at night and I had already done a post for the day so I didn't mind delaying it.

The kernel of the idea for this illustration came from someone else who had used the skirt of a woman to write out character traits from the Proverbs 31 woman. When I saw it, I thought instead of this scripture and sketched out the idea on scrap paper.

I did better on this drawing than I expected to as I admit I am not great at drawing people. I think the key might be to keep it stylized and not use too much detail.


I had completed the skirt with the list of 5 virtues and then,when I kept reading, noticed that there was further instruction in verse 14. I added this along the hemline and then added the bit of lace to contain it in the fabric area.

I really like doing mixed typeography in the text section, too.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:49 PM PDT
Monday, 5 June 2017
Flash of Summer
Topic: Nail Art

After a couple of ho hum nail painting sessions I asked for ideas from my hubby. He suggested 'something with flowers'.

I started with clear base coat, as usual, followed by two coats of silver.

Then I used the brushes in the bottles of three soft colors to dot on 5-petal posies and added yellow centers to them. Lastly, I brushed on a few light green leaves.

When everything was set, I put on clear top coat.




I did three flowers on the thumbnails, two on all the middle fingers and one on the pinkies.

I think they turned out really cute!

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 2:06 PM PDT
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Luke 12:27
Topic: Bible Journaling

Sitting in the library waiting on someone I had some time to sketch. I have just recently begun carrying a sketchbook in my purse and this was the first time I have used it!

I sketched a flower. Not sure what it is because it is strictly out of my head, but it looks a little like a gladiola, some like a lupine, sort of like a hollyhock.

When I got home I traced over my pencil drawing with marker and then used my very flat light box to trace it into my Bible. I did the front flower on the right and then turned my art over to the back and traced it for the flower on the left. Finally, I used parts from the front view and the back view to construct the flower in the back.

I added veins to the petals and leaves and then erased all the pencil marks before using colored pencils to color and shade the flowers. I added sky and ground very lightly in the background.


I thumbed through my reference pages for lettering and found a script that looks very casual. About halfway through the penciling-in phase I just started lettering in my own hand and followed through with that as I was inking the text.

I did follow the guide to add some flourishes before I traced over the ink with colored pencils to coordinate with the drawing.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:33 PM PDT
Monday, 29 May 2017
My Old Friend
Topic: Quilting

A bang-up warehouse sale at the HUGE fabric store some months back netted me some multiples of charm packs and some mini-charms which I set aside in my stash. They were of different lines but coordinated well. I also had a yardage for background left over from a previous project.

When Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company released her tutorial for 'Garden Stars' I knew I had all the ingredients for the perfect recipe.

The fabrics have a vintage look to them and the quilt block incorporates two sizes of 'Friendship Star' so I combined these to come up with the title.

I love how this goes right up to the edges with no border.

I used large loops to stitch an overall pattern.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:44 PM PDT
Citrus Poppies
Topic: Quilting

Due to traveling and a lot of books coming in all at once from holds at the library, a couple of quilting project got set aside for a while. Our hospital chaplain will be coming to pick up the next batch one day soon when I won't be at quilting so I needed to get these moved to the 'done' pile.

The one shown today was inspired by a white print fabric with bright colored poppies. I selected bright fabrics matching all three of the colors in the print - coral, tangerine and lime.

These all sat in my stash until just the right pattern came along. I found this one in a magazine at the library. Unfortunately, I sketched it out on graph paper and didn't make a note of which magazine (brand OR issue) it was in.


Now, I had bought a whole rainbow of cones of thread to use for quilting. When I tried out the coral on this quilt I wanted to make huge free-motion poppies all over it. The thread just kept breaking and breaking! I tried new needles, different sizes of needles, different styles of needles, rethreaded..... everything they tell you to do. No effect on the breakage.

I gave up on the poppies after about 5 - 6 of them and then used the thread for straight-line quilting at varying intervals. It looks great and very modern.

This lap quilt will go to the hospital Passages program.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 7:59 PM PDT
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Spring Nails
Topic: Nail Art

I finally grew my nails back out to a length that I think looks good with decorative polish.

I grabbed two pastels that I got at the dollar store. The first half, from the nail bed, I did in two layers of soft green. Then I painted one layer of frosted lavender on the tip and, when that was set, I used a makeup sponge to blot on a second layer blending it up into the green.

Third step was to run a thin line of black from nail bed to tip and when that was set, I added an overcoat of clear with a fine multicolored glitter.

The effect looks very summery and graphic - almost metallic.



The way I kept the color off my cuticles and fingers was to border the skin around the whole nail with liquid latex - sold at the beauty supply as glue for hair extensions. No muss - no fuss!

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:35 PM PDT
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Hebrews 12:1
Topic: Bible Journaling

 When I first started art journaling in my Bible I ran across this shoe print with text tread on Pinterest. The original source photo now links back to a women's beauty/cosmetics site so I don't know to whom credit is due.

Was thinking how neat would it be to have shoes that leave scripture as a footprint!! Then I realized that I am a footprint!!! Am I leaving behind an image of God in the tracks I leave??:

However, I only used the general idea of text tread and drew my own lettering style that looked more like actual tread. I also used a different scripture reference.

I drew in additional treads and colored them similar to the base of the sole. The text got bright colors so as to stand out.


The text is a little difficult to read due to the unorthodox word breaks but I felt the fit was more importnt.

I filled in the background with grass using SIX different green colored pencils.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 7:09 PM PDT
Isaiah 58:11
Topic: Bible Journaling

I have been enjoying browsing through Pinterest for sketch ideas and for lettering styles to use in Bible journaling. I compile my favorites in folders and then print out so I can have them as references. Sometimes I take a photo of the screen with my phone so I have different resources in various places.

I found the garden sketch this way in a 'drawing 101' series. It was on how to draw a lamppost.

I did all the sketching freehand in pencil, using the original as an instruction guide, modifying as I went.

The lettering was an alphabet also found on Pinterest and printed out. I drew the basic letter shapes in pencil and then worked in pen to enhance each with twigs and leaves.


I think both the drawing and the lettering work perfectly to illustrate this scripture.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:57 PM PDT
Sunday, 14 May 2017
John 14:3
Topic: Bible Journaling

I woke up one morning with this image in my head of 'the way of the cross' leading from an earthly path up into heaven. The path literally goes through the cross.

I immediately knew which verse I wanted to draw it for - John 14:3.

Yes, I realize that there will be no sunlight in heaven because God's glory will light it. I know, too, that there will be no clouds but putting in these two elements complete a landscape that our earthly brains will recognize.

The streets were colored with gold metallic pencil but it came off looking more brown than gold - bummer.


I like the wrought-iron gates even though I know that the gales are actually made of pearls. Again, artistic license.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:30 PM PDT
Thursday, 11 May 2017
All Tied Up In Knots
Topic: Drawing

I had some questions on another forum on how I drew the knots in the fish net on this page:


So I decided to put together a short tutorial for everyone.








If you're going to draw elements behind the net, do so now before you go on to the coloring. Otherwise, the coloring could be rubbed away when erasing the pencil sketch lines for the fish or whatever is filling your net.

To color the net:



Yeah, I didn't erase my pencil lines before coloring on this tutorial - but you will do that!

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:34 AM PDT
Friday, 5 May 2017
Psalm 116:16-17
Topic: Bible Journaling

I must admit this is a pretty straightforward copy of an idea I saw online. I drew my own chain from scratch, including the broken link, though. The original was done to illustrate a song rather than these verses.

I did some shading to make the chain more 3-dimensional. 


I selected parts of the two verses to include in the text and used my own cursive handwriting.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:11 AM PDT
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Genesis 1:26
Topic: Bible Journaling

Still being inspired by all the historic art we traveled to see, I wanted to include a part of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling in my journaling. I chose the hand of God giving life to Adam at creation.

Although I included all the elements of the creation in the background the central focus is on the two hands as referenced in Genesis 1:26.


I tried to make the upper-case letters in the scripture look more gothic. Not sure I succeeded but they are different, in any case.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:02 AM PDT
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Joshua 24:15
Topic: Bible Journaling

 For this verse I wanted to include reference to the fact that all people can be the family of God no matter their circumstances or culture.

I included a tent, a house boat, a middle eastern house, an appartment building, row houses and a castle.


I chose simple block lettering for the scripture.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:57 AM PDT
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Job 7:17

While on this cruise we got to see such wonderful sights as the Coluseum in Rome, the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican and the Last Supper in Milan! I wanted to reference some of that historic art and chose to include my version of Leonardo daVinci's Vitruvian Man in Job.

I had to go onto the ship's internet and search for it (not knowing what it was called). Searched 'man, circle, square' and there it was. I had not been sure of whether the circle was within the square of the other way around and was surprised to see that neither was right!

I did a quick sketch from the internet screen and went back to my scratch paper to refine it. I knew I couldn't come close to making it look 'just right' so I keyed in on the definable features that would make it recognizable: the positions of the feet (represented in triangles), the positions of the hands, the curly hair on the head, and the little hash marks dividing the legs and arms into relative lengths.

I also added the reference bar of measurements below.

I colored in a monochromatic scheme using one tone for the circle area, one for the square and one for the man.

Since daVinci used mirror writing in his notebooks (there the original of this appears) I titled the illustration  "Leonardo's Vitruvian Man" in mirror writing above it. I then filled in with scribble writing above and below to mimic that in the original.

Want to see the original?


 

The lettering is my invention.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 29 April 2017
1 Peter 2:6
Topic: Bible Journaling

 When I searched image files for the term 'cornerstone' this concept came up as a logo for some kind of conference or study. I did a quick sketch in my notebook to use on one of the myriad scriptures that use this term.

I started with very square blocks and then did pen scribble work to round the edges and add some face texture for dimension. I added the vines after this.

I used a warm grey and a cool grey to distinguish between the cross and the wall and then used a darker tone of each for shading.

I designed the lettering as being built of stones and used the same greys to color them.

The final word would not fit one one line if lettered in the stone-style so I did it on the diagonal and added flourishes and leaves to reference the vines in the illustration.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:23 AM PDT

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