Heather Greenwood | It Is OK To Be Sad, Hope Has The Final Word | mixed media bible art journaling | coloring white alphabets tutorial | Illustrated Faith Genesis Collection by Bella Blvd

Hi there! I hope you’re having a wonderful week! I’m looking forward to the holiday weekend here in the US. Do you have any fun plans? I’ve been super busy working on a project and I can’t tell you how good it felt to have some time to work in my Bible this week. I really missed it and am looking forward to spending more time in my Bible while on vacation.

Today I wanted to share with you a fun technique you can do with white alphabet stickers. We’ve seen some of the team doodle and make markings on them and today I’m going to show you a couple ways to create the perfect color for your page.

Heather Greenwood | It Is OK To Be Sad, Hope Has The Final Word | mixed media bible art journaling | coloring white alphabets tutorial | Illustrated Faith Genesis Collection by Bella Blvd

My church is going through a series on some of the Psalms and last Sunday the message was on Psalm 42. The Psalm is all about lamenting, but at the very end hope has the final word. How cool is that. I really wanted to focus on that part, but I also wanted to remind myself that it’s OK to be sad.

Heather Greenwood | It Is OK To Be Sad, Hope Has The Final Word | mixed media bible art journaling | coloring white alphabets tutorial | Illustrated Faith Genesis Collection by Bella Blvd

When I think of sadness, I think of the blues. I love the navy “Mini Mrs. Blueberry” alphabet set in the Genesis collection, but that was the only blue alphabet in the collection. There are two white alphabet sets, “Big & Bold Hey Sugar Sugar” and “Typed Hey Sugar Sugar”. PERFECT!!! I’ll color them the blue shades I want.

 

First, I mixed a few paint colors together to get the shades I wanted. I then painted just the letters I wanted. That’s what I really like about this technique over misting or spray ink, the fact that I can just paint the individual letters that I need.

Heather Greenwood | It Is OK To Be Sad, Hope Has The Final Word | mixed media bible art journaling | coloring white alphabets tutorial | Illustrated Faith Genesis Collection by Bella Blvd

Next, I used a marker for another color option. Markers are such a fun way to use multiple colors. You could even use them to create fun patterns or flowers on your alphabet. There are just so many options. I chose to just do a solid color for now, but I’m totally writing down some ideas for fun patterns to do another time.

Heather Greenwood | It Is OK To Be Sad, Hope Has The Final Word | mixed media bible art journaling | coloring white alphabets tutorial | Illustrated Faith Genesis Collection by Bella Blvd

I used my paint scraper to spread some paint over the edge and a little over the scripture, making sure it was thin enough to still be able to read the scripture. Once dry, I underlined the last verse of the Psalm because that’s the part I wanted to really focus on.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
Psalm 42:11

I kept the “sad” part of my journaling in shades of blue, to represent the lamenting of the Psalm. I wanted the best part to be bright fun colors to show that hope will conquer and take away all our tears in the end. Hallelujah, such good news! Thank you Jesus for being the final word!

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To finish it off I doodled around all the stickers and added the hope label and the word “hope” from the washi tape. I like to have things in threes so having “hope” on my page three times will really help me to focus on what the passage is telling me.

Heather Greenwood | It Is OK To Be Sad, Hope Has The Final Word | mixed media bible art journaling | coloring white alphabets tutorial | Illustrated Faith Genesis Collection by Bella Blvd

 

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SUPPLIES: NIV Note-Taker’s Bible | Illustrated Faith Genesis Collection by Bella Blvd | a couple other stickers and enamel heart by Bella Blvd | Dina Wakley Media Paint in Night, Lapis, and Turquoise | Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker – Sky Blue | Liquitex Basics – Light Blue Permanent | Catalyst Wedge Tool

2 Comments
  1. Shanti 3 years ago

    I’ve used watercolors are foam thickers but I love this technique and will use it for sure once my Genesis kit arrives. Also, the passage resonated with me and I truly needed it. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Amy 3 years ago

    Love your worship art!
    Love this Psalm:)

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