Who’s been enjoying the Rise Up! devotional! I’ve been soaking it all in and loving seeing everyone share their Bible journaling over on Instagram! You all blow me away with your gifts and talents and are such an inspiration to follow, so keep using those hashtags!
While on the creative team retreat a couple weeks ago, we had the joy of learning from Brandi on how to draw those adorable girls. I have to admit that doodling is totally out of my comfort zone but I had fun and she made it seem so easy. I really need to get my confidence up and keep trying. In the mean time I totally used her traceables from the Print & Pray Shop to create what I had in mind for Day 14 if the devotional. Day 14 is such a “HALLELLUJAH” day about being made new and righteous in the eyes of God and I knew I had to have some praise arms.
We also talked about how much washi tape you all love and have been collecting and that that’s your favorite thing in the kits, so I wanted to share s.ome ideas of things to do with the washi tape besides hoard them like I normally do. My vision was to use the washi tape from the kit to create the girl’s dress. I just adore the painterly look of it. But to really use up some washi tape, I decided to fill up the margins behind my girl with some of the other washi tapes in our collection. I love how it turned out and am excited to share with you the process I went through to create this page. So, grab your washi and come join me.
Draw any illustrations you want with pencil, this makes it easier to work around the spaces you don’t want to fill with washi tape.
Notice that to make it my own, I did different hair. I wanted it to be me and since I have a short bob I kinda played with it a little bit to make it shorter rather than long like in the traceable. That’s the beauty of these traceables is that they can be great starting off points and still make it your own.
fill in the dress and background with washi tape… I used a paint card to make cut the edge of the dress.
using the paint card, acrylic paints, and paint brush, blend it all in and fill in the spaces around the drawing.
color in the illustration… I used Faber Castell Markers and used my finger tip to smudge in the colors, including the turquoise around the girl to make her pop out a little bit… I later smudged in some blush and colored in her mouth.
(The nice thing about using the markers is that they move around a bit before they dry so you can smudge and blend nicely)
I also added some stamping from the devotional kit stamp set and more paint brush strokes to add more texture to the background.
add your final touches… journaling, title, date stamp, etc…
This was so much fun… I have a feeling I’ll be doing this more often… I’m thinking the flowers would be fun to have washi petals, right?