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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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