Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial - Dry Brushing Techniques by Heather Greenwood | Amen Maker - Deuteronomy 10:21

Hi Friends!!! I don’t know about you, but this winter has forced us to stay indoors a lot… which means more Bible journaling!!! I’m seriously loving spending time worshiping through the Mark Maker devotional kit and I thought we would go back to basics for painting our background this week. Dry brushing is one of my favorite ways to create a fun background while worshiping and dancing and listening to worship music. I also have fallen madly in love with the “amen” stamp and was inspired by it for this devotional. I have so many amen moments that I couldn’t even list them all… everywhere for growing up in a Christian family to our miracle babies after infertility. I even consider my start with Bible journaling a big “AMEN” moment, when I first say Shanna scrapbook in her Bible and knew this was the heart language I had been craving to grow my relationship with God.

AMEN AMEN AMEN!!!

I had fun with this background and I might have gone a little overboard with that “amen” stamp. I also really loved dry brushing the foam alphabet stamps and almost went overboard with that one too!!! Needless to say, I couldn’t get enough of shouting AMEN all over my Bible!

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TECHNIQUE ONE:

  • add paint to a dry paint brush that hasn’t been dipped in water or anything
  • Dry brushing is pretty much the same as just painting on your page with a paint brush… only, before you put the brush to the page, you want to brush off some of the paint on a paper towel.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial - Dry Brushing Techniques by Heather Greenwood | Amen Maker - Deuteronomy 10:21

  • I like to brush in multiple directions with the paint brush, up and down, over and across! Do this multiple times to create the coverage you want. I love the imperfection this creates!

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial - Dry Brushing Techniques by Heather Greenwood | Amen Maker - Deuteronomy 10:21

  • Do this all over your page, whatever makes you happy!

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial - Dry Brushing Techniques by Heather Greenwood | Amen Maker - Deuteronomy 10:21

  • Play around with different sized brushes

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial - Dry Brushing Techniques by Heather Greenwood | Amen Maker - Deuteronomy 10:21

 

TECHNIQUE TWO:

  • Do technique one, brushing paint over your stamps before stamping them on your page.
  • I find this works best with images that are solid images without fine detail.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial - Dry Brushing Techniques by Heather Greenwood | Amen Maker - Deuteronomy 10:21

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial - Dry Brushing Techniques by Heather Greenwood | Amen Maker - Deuteronomy 10:21

 

Those are the two techniques I wanted to share for dry brushing… now let’s finish our Bible journaling entry. First, I grabbed one of the mark making stamps and stamped using my Faber Castell Big Brush markers.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial - Dry Brushing Techniques by Heather Greenwood | Amen Maker - Deuteronomy 10:21

Then I added all the die cuts… I loved the little hearts that looked like they were dry brushed so those were the elements I wanted to add to the page.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial - Dry Brushing Techniques by Heather Greenwood | Amen Maker - Deuteronomy 10:21

Then I remembered I really wanted to use that “amen” stamp so I peeled off some of the die cuts and stamped using a Faber Castell Big Brush marker again.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial - Dry Brushing Techniques by Heather Greenwood | Amen Maker - Deuteronomy 10:21

Lastly, I added a date stamp and journaling to finish it up! I hope you have fun with these techniques and I can’t wait to see them. Be sure to tag @illustratedfaith on Instagram so we can see them!

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additional supplies: Faber Castell Big Brush Markers – Green Gold, Warm Grey III, and Dark Indigo |  HandMade Modern paint from Target – Robin’s Egg, Oxford Blue, and Sherbet | random paint brushes

1 Comment
  1. Sheryl Musslewhite 4 months ago

    I just love how this page turned out! By the time I seen the kits had came out, they were sold out, I’ve been patiently waiting for them and finally got my order put in today, we’ll at least for the devo and stamp set, the kit said available but then wouldn’t let me check out with it in the cart, but nevertheless, the main thing is the devo and stamp.
    My question is where did you get the Amen stamp? It looks like a really nice size and looks familiar, just not sure where I’ve seen it at. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Sheryl

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