Hello Lovelies!
Today I’m going to be showing you how you can cover a page in text and color all without actually covering the page!  I’ve heard from lots of journalers that while they love my pages, they do not feel comfortable completely covering the text of their bible with paint, stickers and stamps.  I can totally understand that, that’s why I wanted to show you guys the magic of transparencies! Also, while many are still waiting for the Journaling Bibles to be back in stock or it isn’t in the budget to purchase a new Bible, this is a great way to journal in the Bibles we have that don’t have margins.   Who’s excited?!  Lets’s do this!!
Amanda Cabrera | Using Transparencies in your Bible - a creative way to not cover the words of your Bible | Mixed Media Bible Art Journaling

Step 1:

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Step 2:

Prep your page with whatever you’d like your base colors to be.  I love using the gift card technique seen in Shanna’s process videos to thinly spread out the paint so you can still see the words underneath.  A tip I’ve learned is to test colors before using them!  I’ve noticed that most of my favorite aqua shades are very saturated so even when you apply them thin, they still make it difficult to see the words.  If that’s a problem, you may want to stick to thinner paint colors.  Also, over time you’ll learn which colors do not mix well.  For example, if you scrape with pink and green and they overlap you’ll end up with a brown which may or may not be desired.
Amanda Cabrera | Using Transparencies in your Bible - a creative way to not cover the words of your Bible | Mixed Media Bible Art Journaling

Step 3:

You’ll need to trim down the 12″ x 12″ sheet to fit your bible.  I measured my bible page and then took off about a half inch on each side.  Then I decided where I wanted my printed text to lay and stitched it down.  I chose to just stitch back and forth in random lines but you could use whatever fancy stitch your machine offers or simply circle the text a couple times.
Amanda Cabrera | Using Transparencies in your Bible - a creative way to not cover the words of your Bible | Mixed Media Bible Art Journaling

Step 4:

Arrange the rest of your text on the transparency.  I used lots of different alpha stickers from the Illustrated Faith Genesis kit.  If you haven’t realized, I love to overlap my letters!  Don’t feel pressured to have perfect lines, unless that’s your jam!  Mix and match handwritten/stamped/alpha stickers!  Be free to play around and have fun!!
Amanda Cabrera | Using Transparencies in your Bible - a creative way to not cover the words of your Bible | Mixed Media Bible Art Journaling

Step 5:

My favorite part, the finishing touches!!  I chose a few other stickers from the IF Genesis kit to add a bit more emphasis of what this verse means to me.  I also stitched across some of the alpha stickers to give a bit more texture.  Once you’ve finished, attach it to your bible page with a piece of washi.
Amanda Cabrera | Using Transparencies in your Bible - a creative way to not cover the words of your Bible | Mixed Media Bible Art Journaling
I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful transparency pages!  Have a wonderful week!
Love,
Amanda
11 Comments
  1. Tabitha 4 years ago

    Looooove!!

  2. Tai Bender 4 years ago

    This is amazing!! I am beyond words!

  3. Laura Johnson 4 years ago

    Love this? Where did you get the printed text of ” all scripture is breathed out by God”?

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      Amanda Cabrera 4 years ago

      Hi Laura!

      I just typed it up on Picmonkey and then printed it out and cut it to size!

  4. Jean McNulty 4 years ago

    Love this!!

  5. Natalie Elphinstone 4 years ago

    You’ve attached it at the top right? Can you believe I’ve never actually thought of this?! I usually attach my things at the side. Sometimes it’s even the little details that inspire! ;-)

  6. Patty Yost Flanders 4 years ago

    I am new at this. Is picmonkey something that must bought? I love your art work!

  7. M 4 years ago

    Super cute!

  8. Bailey 4 years ago

    Where can I buy a bible like this with margins? When will it be available? I’ve been looking for a long time.

  9. Chris Calabrese 4 years ago

    Loving it all! So thankful for Illustrated Faith!

  10. Jamie Garrett 3 years ago

    beautiful design, gives me some ideas and wouldn’t have to cover up anything

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