Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Beloved Illustrated Faith Family –

Have you ever started a journaling page based on one supply?  I did today.

The new Illustrated Faith Brush Letter Stickers by Katy Girl Designs are so bold and beautiful.  “Peacemaker” almost jumped off it’s backing into my hands!  I thought, “Lord, what do you want to teach me about being a peacemaker for Your Kingdom?”

I started searching scripture and listening to the Lord’s still small voice.   I knew God tells us to seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34:14) but what else does He say about being a peacemaker?

And then I found a scripture I have never seen before –

Proverbs 12:20 ESV

Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,

but those who plan peace have JOY.

and I love the Tree of Life Version

Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil,

but those promoting shalom have JOY.

I love when His Word gives us a compare and contrast to articulate a point.   Planning and seeking peace is SO different than setting out to deceive or to stir the waters of strife.  It begins in the heart.   It’s an intentional seeking and setting of our hearts on truth and it’s never motivated by self.

It’s moving toward Jesus and away from our flesh and encouraging people around us to do the same.  It’s moving away from grumbling, complaining, blaming, entitlement, comparison, pride, shame, anger, and fear.   It’s moving away from the “what about me” focus.  It’s alignment and shelter in God’s truth, in Jesus — the Prince of Peace – and trusting Him.

The promise of setting peace as your focus and intention is a jewel of all jewels, JOY.

Peace + JOY

I’ll take that.

Let’s journal truth friends.

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Inspiration and Supplies

  • Illustrated Faith – All People All Nations 12 x 12 paper
  • Illustrated Faith Acrylics
  • Paint Palette
  • Illustrated Faith Be Bold Bible Mat
  • Stiff #10 Bright Brush
  • Illustrated Faith Brush Lettering Sticker – Peacemaker

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Adding Paint to my palette.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

My goal is to mimic the pink paper in the background by making a dry brush mark area that I cover with words.  I am not looking for an exact match, I just want a similar background for my sticker.

Picking up half pink and half white on my DRY brush.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Begin to sweep it over the margin.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Remember, we are working in layers.  Don’t try to achieve perfection!

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Last bit.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Happy with the mess!

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Quick dry with a heat tool.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Close up.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Time for words.  I am using Dr. Martin’s Bleed Proof White and a small cheap round craft brush.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

I am just writing words that come to my heart as I ponder the scripture.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Since I used a dry brush for the words too, the words have a feathery look to them.  I decided I wanted the words to blend into the background and be more watercolor looking.  So I grabbed some water and went over each word with plain clean water.  The words melted more into the background with the addition of water.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Another dry with the heat tool.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

And I am ready for my beautiful brush script – Peacemaker.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Smoothing down the clear sticker with my paint card.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Oh my, LOVE!

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Tabs.  Always such a hard decision.  I am selecting from the Illustrated Faith All the People All the Nations Ephemera.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Decision made!  Do you ever want to just hold on to a ephemera piece because it needs to go on “the perfect page”?  Eeeek.  You might never use it — so I say — go for it.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Boxing my scripture.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

The promise is JOY friends.  Love using the enamel hearts for the letter “o”.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Date Stamp.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Numbers.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Yumminess.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

I decided to add the word peace above joy.

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

Yes and yes.Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and LettersPlan peace – have joy.  Sign me up!

Mixed Media Bible Journaling Tutorial by Amy Bruce | Peacemaker - Acrylic Dry Brush and Letters

This is such an easy technique.  Please try it and tag me @designsbyamybruce on Instagram so I can give you some love.

You are loved Illustrated Faith Family!  Pursue Peace.  Have Joy.

In His Light,

amy bruce

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additional supplies: Artists Loft #10 Bright Firenze Brush, Royal #4 Round Craft Brush

2 Comments
  1. Marijo Napier 1 year ago

    Scripture reference is Proverbs 12: 20
    :)

  2. Author
    Amy Bruce 1 year ago

    So glad I can rest in Jesus sister. Thank you. I will try to fix it. Blessings, amy

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