Hello Everyone!! Today I am sharing some of my Bible Journaling using the new Fisher of Men Stamp Set. This set is gorgeous and I couldn’t wait to journal with it. But even if journaling isn’t your thing, or you just want more uses for it, this set is perfect for cards as well! Today, I have a Bible Journaling page and I wanted to share how to use your snow markers and incorporate them into your journaling as well. Be sure to watch the full video tutorial below for all the details!
In this set there is a rectangle stamp that contains a net pattern which is perfect for stamping repeatedly and create a background. I used Antique Linen Distress Ink to stamp this background, so it blended into the page a bit and wasn’t that prominent in the page design. The next stamping I did was two of the hooks and also one of the fish. I used waterproof black dye ink for this stamping as I knew I wanted to do some watercoloring later on.
With a waterline above my hooks masked off with painter’s tape I started Distress Ink blending with a brush and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. The brush works a bit better for me in journaling, since it puts less pressure on the page it doesn’t bunch up at all. I also mixed in a little Nautical Blue dye ink from Imagine Crafts to deepen up the water. With my ink blending done, it was time to put some “foam” on top of the water with the help of my Snow Marker. This is super simple to use, you only need a heat gun to make it work! I added a pretty thick line along the top of the water and because it’s “foam” it doesn’t need to be straight or the same thickness all the way across. I let this liquid dry a bit and moved onto watercoloring my fish before I took my heat tool to it. When you add heat it puffs up and creates what resembles “snow” but in our case “foam” on top of an ocean.
My final step in this page was adding my quote on top of the page. I stamped “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men” on top of the page along the left hand margin with black dye ink. I also used my waterproof black fine tip pen to underline the verses I was focusing on. To make my lines nice and straight (because I didn’t want to cross any of the words out with a slip of the hand), I used a ruler to help in this process!
If you’re wondering how the snow marker holds up with the Bible closed, it does flatten out a bit, but it still retains that “puffy” look so the effect isn’t lost! Also, it doesn’t cause the two pages to stick together. I let this page sit closed with another heavy book on top to put some pressure and I came back the next day and my pages were not stuck together at all. I hope you all enjoyed today’s video tutorial and if you are interested in the Fisher of Men Stamp Set from Joy Clair Stamps, I have linked it down below! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!
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