Hello Everyone!! Today I am using the brand new Light House Stamp Set from Joy Clair Stamps Color by Faith Series to create a two page scene, just by adding a few hand drawn lines! To see just how easy it is to create this Bible Journaling scene with the new Light House stamp set, be sure and watch the video tutorial down below! I’m also sharing a fast and simple way to color in your Bible and create a fantastic night sky effect!!
I love this new Light House stamp set because of the hand drawn look. Because of this style of hand drawn lines that aren’t perfectly precise and straight I was able to easily add my own doodling/drawing (basically squiggly lines) to create an entire scenic landscape across two pages! I knew I wanted to use the Leisure Arts colored pencils with Gamsol for coloring, so I did my stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then my drawing I did with a black alcohol marker. The alcohol marker obviously bled through, but I REALLY wanted to create this scene, so I let this go this time! Just be sure to insert a sheet of computer paper behind your pages so it doesn’t bleed through 10 more pages!
Like I said above, I knew I wanted to color with the Leisure Arts colored pencils and blend with Gamsol/OMS/Mineral Spirits. I have never really tried this technique on large scenes in my Bible, but this worked AMAZING!!! I was even able to create a night sky by layering colors and then blending together. Not to mention, this was some quick coloring! All it takes is a little scribbling and then blending – super simple!! And finally my very last tip for coloring these large scenes. Be sure and carry colors across the scene. For example, I used reds and blues on the light house and carried them into the water and the boat as well. This just adds a more cohesive look to these very large scenic landscapes.
There are some awesome verses and sayings in this stamp set, but I did my own with a black pen. This is a great way to get the most out of all of your Bible Journaling sets and use them in different and new ways. I must admit I am NOT any good at hand lettering, but I just did my best! I used my micron pen, but you can use any black pen you have on hand, just make sure to do your lettering after you are through coloring.
This has to be one of my favorite spreads I’ve done so far in my Bible. My Aunt, who was like a mother to me, always loved lighthouses and they always remind so much of her! So being able to incorporate different elements in my Bible that have a special meaning to me make my pages mean so much more!
If you are interested in the Light House Stamp Set I used today and all of the rest of the supplies, you will find it linked down below! Happy Crafting!!
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- Light House Stamp Set – Joy Clair Stamps
- Leisure Arts Colored Pencils
- OMS/Gamsol/Mineral Spirits (Full Kit Including Stumps & Sanding Board)
- Paper Blending Stumps
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Alcohol Marker – Black (Dick Blick Brand) – Can also use Sharpie, Copic, Spectrum Noir, etc.
- Micron Pen