Bible Journaling is a great way to engage with scripture and celebrate your walk in faith while utilizing your artistic abilities. Bible Journaling can take many forms – from simple notes and highlighted passages (like this page here) to creating pages of creative artwork to celebrate His word.
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What do I need to Bible Journal?
In the simplest form all you need to get started is a bible and a pen. However, you will probably want to gather some additional supplies to spark your creativity and create artwork more similar to what you are seeing on Instagram and Pinterest. Below is a list of supplies that we found to be most helpful – feel free to add and subtract supplies as your style of Bible Journaling evolves.
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How do I start?
Looking at a pristine Bible can be intimidating. But remember, there is no right or wrong way to Journal in your Bible. The activity of Bible Journaling is all about taking time to read, discover and connect with His word.
Start with your favorite verse, one that reminds you of a certain in your life, or a randomly selected one (check out this Bible Journaling Guide we found on Pinterest). What feelings does the verse evoke? Sketch out a picture that relates to the verse or use a combination of stamps and stickers to add a visual message to your page. Then pick out key words of the verse to focus on. Write the words in various fonts – block caps, cursive, a mixture of fonts or use letter stamps! Once you have a basic design mapped out, add color! There are many ways and supplies to use when adding color. Keep in mind, it is always a good idea to put an extra piece of paper or a handy Illustrated Faith Bible Mat (pictured below) underneath to eliminate bleed.
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If you want to get more artistic with your Bible Journaling pages but don’t consider yourself an artist there are some “tricks” you can use. A mixture of tracing and graphite paper will allow you to “copy” images into your bible that you can fill-in with watercolors, colored pencils and other mediums. Jann Gray will be here tomorrow and Saturday sharing a lot of those tricks with you (space still available! Click here to read a description of the workshop and here to register). Check out our Pinterest Board for more inspiration.
Please remember that Bible Journaling can take many forms. There is no right or wrong way to do it and there is no such thing as a page being "good enough". This is all our YOUR faith journey and reflection of His Word. Have fun and enjoy the process!
If you have any questions about Bible Journaling feel free to leave a comment!
Originally emailed via the newsletter distribution list on 4/19/16.
A class or workshop for everyone!!
So many amazing instructors are popping in to teach at P&P in the next several months and we also look forward to our upcoming local classes and weekend crops, National Scrapbook Day and two weeks of Kids Craft Camp!! Whew!!
Jen Starr is up first beginning on Saturdaywith 5 different classes, all listed below.
Check out our calendar and register for these special classes here.
Vintage Photo Transfer Canvas
This one of a kind family keepsake would make a great personalized gift! While creating this 8x8” canvas (in your choice of paint colors) you will learn how to effectively achieve a photo transfer with that rich vintage tintype photo look. If you have had problems with photo transfers in the past, Jen will walk you through all of her best tips and tricks for getting a perfect transfer almost every time! In addition, you will learn some fun techniques using acrylic paints. metal and a variety of mediums.
Artistic Layers-Art Journaling Pages
Using the beautiful and vibrant Dylusions Paints you will create 4 unique pages in your art journal. We will focus on painting techniques for layering color and images, color theory and blending (without getting mud!), washes and glazes, a variety of ways to use stencils and masks, working with gesso and so much more… These pages will be a stunning addition to your art journal and you will learn some great techniques that you will be able to translate in to all of your future projects!
Inka Gold Card Bonanza Saturday 6pm
Inka Gold is one of those unique products that lends itself to ANY style you want it to...all you need to do is learn how to unlock its potential! This TECHNIQUE BONANZA workshop is heavily focused on over a dozen different ways to use Inka Gold while working on a variety if cards. Whether your personal tastes are elegant, distressed, artistic or cutesy and bright, we will be covering it during the class while we work with new stamps and stencils as well. You will have the opportunity to work with ALL of the beautiful colors that Inka Gold has to offer to create cards that compliment your style.
Artistic Layers Mini Book Sunday 10 am
Using the beautiful and vibrant Dylusions line you will create this colorful and artistic chunky 6x6 mini-book which can be used as a scrapbook or mini art journal. We will focus on mixed media techniques for layering color and images, color theory and blending (without getting mud!), washes and glazes, a variety of ways to use stencils, stamps and masks, working with gesso and so much more… This class is all about technique while we create this book from scratch using watercolor paper and chipboard with a fun and sturdy binding method. You will be able to translate everything you learn in to future projects whether you are a scrapbooker or art journaler. I will also show you some bonus techniques for adding additional pages and some fun ideas for photos and images within the book.
The Beauty of Inka Gold Canvas
Using a combination of some of Viva Décor’s most popular product lines you will create this 6x12 canvas in your choice of colors. We will focus on multiple techniques using Inka Gold, 3D Stamp Paint, Modeling Cream and Glitter Pens and incorporate some of the brand new Layered Dies from Tim Holtz (these are embossed and beyond fabulous!!) as well as some of the newest stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.
Bible Journaling with Jann Gray
Registration is now open for the Illuminated Journaling Workshop weekend with Jann Gray. This 3 Session workshop begins on Friday, May 13 at 6:30 and ends at4pm on Saturday, May 14.
Jann will be teaching how to incorporate creative journaling into your personal Bible Study, devotional or quiet time.
She will be leading 3 sessions – with each session including creative techniques, Bible Study, time for reflection and practical instruction that will equip you begin your own Illuminated Journaling journey.
Jann has assured us that everyone can participate, regardless of skill level – all that she asks is that you bring your heart for God and a little bit of trust that she can help you with the rest!
Lunch on Saturday is included in the registration fee.
The Gesso'd Journal with Carolyn Dube
Carolyn Dube will be here June 4 with two different classes.
Master gesso and all that it can do for you as you create a stand up cardboard art journal! After this technique packed workshop you’ll wonder how you ever survived without gesso before now!
Registration is open!
The Playful Collage
We’re making collages from the ground up. We’ll start by playing with stencils to create papers for the base of the collage. I’ll share techniques covering how to use a stencil as a tool, how to let the stencil do the hard work, how to get any stencil to fill any size paper, how to layer stencils, how to use the rainbow without making mud, and more!
Sandy Allnock June 16-19
6 Different Colorful Classes! Read all about Sandy's classes and secure your spot here!
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Friday, February 26 beginning at Noon through Saturday, February 27 until 9pm $30
Saturday Only Option $25
We are expanding our usual All Day Saturday Crop to include Friday! Starting at Noon on Friday you can get a jump start on your workspace set up and productivity. Pizza supper on Friday with the regular delicious lunch on Saturday, page layout kits and prizes! This is open to any paper crafter, knitter etc...not just for scrapbookers!
Originally emailed via the newsletter distribution list on 02/03/2016.
Be Bold in your Bible!As you can see, Tai Bender is not shy about using color and paint in her bible. If you haven't taken the leap to do this in your own bible, Tai will walk you through her process of spending time in His word. Even if you don't want to paint in your bible, you'll enjoy Tai's spirit and enthusiasm for creatively connecting with God!
There are two chances to bible journal with Tai; one is on Friday evening starting at 6:30 and then again Saturday morning at 9:30. (These classes are identical in content.)
Then, for all you planner girls out there, you won't want to miss Creative Planning with Tai on Saturday afternoon.
Please see the website for a complete description of the classes and options.
Only supplies needed are a bible, journal, blank book, or hymnal!
For the planner class...bring your planner or planners!!
Planners 101 with Kimberly
Saturday, Feb 20 10am
Read the full description and RSVP on our Facebook Event Page.
Juli's Card Class Sunday, February 21 2pm $20
Email to sign up!
New Product Video
Originally emailed via the newsletter distribution list on /25/16.
February 5 & 6
Bible Journaling and Creative Planning
Tai Bender brings her bright and bold approach to bible journaling and creative planning to P& P on Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6. Her bible journaling class will be offered on both Friday evening and Saturday morning. Creative Planning class is scheduled for Saturday at 2pm.
See our website for more details and to register. Class times and options are listed and linked to the online store where you can purchase to reserve your spot.
Tai has her own Etsy shop full of her original stamp designs and she'll have all those goodies available to purchase in person that weekend.
Every Wednesday Night 5pm-9pm -No Charge
Join us on Wednesday evenings to work on a project of your choice where you'll enjoy table space, access to a great workroom full of tools from punches to stencils and lots of inspiration in the Studio. Whether you use a pencil, a paintbrush or a planner to create, you are welcome!
Friday and Saturday, February 26 & 27
We've been having so much fun with our all day Saturday crops that we've decided to expand the experience to include Friday. Attending Friday is completely optional but just imagine getting a jump start on your project, having your work table already set up to go on Saturday morning and a little more time with friends. We'll start at Noon on Friday and the Studio will be open til Midnight. We'll have pizza Friday evening. On Saturday we'll resume at 8amfor a full day of creativity.
$30/weekend $25/Saturday only
Overnight accommodations available for additional fee.
Email to register or with any questions!
Be sure to check the website often for calendar updates...more classes will be scheduled for February. The studio (pic above in warmer weather!) is available for use by your art group, sorority, club, mom's group, etc. and is a great place to host your gathering. Contact Marefor more info.
Also, I'll continue to post videos on the site of relevant information and new products as they arrive.
Christmas was a month ago! Or... Christmas is eleven months away!
Whichever attitude you subscribe to, you can find great deals on all Christmas merchandise to document the 2015 holidays or get a jump start on cards and gifts for 2016. All Christmas (Halloween too!) paper is $0.25. All other packaged Christmas and Halloween stickers, ephemera, flowers etc are 50% off.
(Papers shown are not necessarily still in stock!)
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