Heather Greenwood | You Never Need To Hide From God | mixed media art journaling bible and tutorial

Earlier this week I read the She Reads Truth – Women In The Word: Old Testament study on Eve. I was completely convicted from the first paragraph. What would it be like to live in a world free from shame?

Heather Greenwood | You Never Need To Hide From God | mixed media art journaling bible and tutorial

Praise Jesus, because of him I can live a life free from shame. Notice I said, “I can“. It doesn’t mean that I do though. I have to constantly remind myself that because of Jesus I am FREE from all the lies the world tells me that I’m not good enough or creative enough or smart enough. Unlike Eve, I don’t need to hide from God because Jesus took it to the cross for ME and for anyone who believes and repents… how AWESOME is that?!

I knew that I HAD to put this in my Bible as a constant reminder that I don’t need to hide from God anymore. I also want to share with you a fun technique using baby wipes and paint to create a fun background. I used a piece of vellum that I cut down to fit inside my Bible, my Illustrated Faith Genesis Kit by Bella Blvd, a few baby wipes, and some acrylic paints.

 

Heather Greenwood | You Never Need To Hide From God | mixed media art journaling bible and tutorialNote: this technique requires a surface that isn’t porous. If you are using a porous paper, I would prep first with some gesso

STEP ONE:

Dip your  baby wipe into some acrylic paint. You don’t need a lot, just a tiny bit will be plenty. It’s amazing how little you need with a baby wipe. I just dipped into the cover of my paints.

Heather Greenwood | You Never Need To Hide From God | mixed media art journaling bible and tutorial

STEP TWO:

Start wiping the paint across your vellum or paper. Once you’ve used one color, dip your baby wipe in to another color and do the same until you fill your paper.

Heather Greenwood | You Never Need To Hide From God | mixed media art journaling bible and tutorial

NOTE: Because I used vellum it curled up. If your paper doesn’t curl up then you can stop after step two. If your paper curls up like mine did, do the following steps to get it to straighten back out.

Heather Greenwood | You Never Need To Hide From God | mixed media art journaling bible and tutorial

STEP THREE:

Do the same thing, steps one and two to the back side. The key to straightening it out is to have it wet on both sides. Switch back and forth between the front and back until it’s straightened out.

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STEP FOUR:

Let it dry. It dries pretty fast on it’s own. You can take a heat tool to it, just be careful not to burn the vellum. One way to prevent burning is to switch quickly between the front and back. This will keep from getting too hot in one place and cause the burn.

Heather Greenwood | You Never Need To Hide From God | mixed media art journaling bible and tutorial

To finish off my page I used a my Silhouette Portrait to cut the lady silhouette and glued it on. I then used the alphabet stickers and some of the label stickers from the Genesis Kit and outlined everything. Lastly, I added it in to by Bible at Genesis 3, using washi tape. The vellum is a little thicker than I normally like to add to my Bible, but this page and the technique has become a new favorite of mine.

Heather Greenwood | You Never Need To Hide From God | mixed media art journaling bible and tutorial

If you use baby wipes to paint a background, I would love to see your projects on Instagram or in the FB group. Be sure to use the hashtag #illustratedfaith and tag @illustratedfaith so we can see them.

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SUPPLIES: NIV Note-Taker’s Bible | Illustrated Faith Genesis Kit by Bella Blvd | vellum | baby wipes | Dylusions Paints – Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime, London Blue | Silhouette Portrait | scrapbook paper | UHU glue stick | washi tape

10 Comments
  1. kelly 4 years ago

    I am going to have to try this method! I simply love what you have done. The message was very inspiring as well.

  2. Jean McNulty 4 years ago

    Love it!!

  3. Lindy Gohl 4 years ago

    This is beautiful .. !! what is the cutout made from? I know you used a stencil but what is the actual cutout made from ? Gorgeous page <3

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      Heather Greenwood 4 years ago

      Hi Lindy, I used scrapbook paper for the lady silhouette and cut it out with my Silhouette Portrait die cutting machine, it’s actually not a stencil. I know it looks like it’s painted on with texture but that’s actually just the print on the scrapbook paper. It’s from the Kaisercraft Chase Rainbows collection.

  4. Jann Saulsberry 4 years ago

    Absolutely love both the technique AND the reminder that we CAN live a life free of shame…marvelous!

  5. Cindy Redding 4 years ago

    I love this page! Something very similar may be showing up in my bible!

  6. Darla DH 4 years ago

    What is “She Reads Truth” that you mentioned and where can I find it? I’m totally fascinated and want more!

  7. Johanna 4 years ago

    This is so stunning and beautiful! I love that we can be FREE from Shame ONLY if we are willing to cling to Jesus and his truth! :)

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