Who has been collecting left overs from the devotional kits? Who hasn’t Bible journaled all of the devotionals so far and are collecting them for later? ME ME ME!!!
While we patiently wait for Revival Camp, let’s go through our leftovers and have some fun in our planners… or journals.
I was asked earlier this week… how do you use your Illustrated Faith planner?
I like to use it as a space to write notes about the devotional for the day. Sometimes I have time to decorate it later and sometimes I just leave the notes as is. Last week, I decided to grab one of the devotional kits that I hadn’t had a chance to finish. I only had done one of the extra verses, so it was easy to do a card per day, write a little note or re-write the scripture. Since I knew I had all these ephemera pieces and stickers and cards I could cut up, I knew I wanted to spread out the notes to the side or to the top or in different spaces to fit the fun pieces.
Next, I’ll find colors that coordinate with the kit… I will scrape on paint with a paint card and will separate the days with different colors. Don’t worry about what it looks like… have fun and remember you’re going to cover it up with ephemera and stickers.
it’s best with a ring bound planner to fold over the planner so that the rings don’t get in the way… it’s much easier working on one page at a time rather than keeping it open.
Next, have some fun cutting up the cards, adding ephemera and stickers and just piling them up… our goal is to use the leftovers so add as much as you can. Get creative in your layering… using tabs as a layering piece rather than as a tab… covering up bigger pieces as a background, adding more stickers. I like to start with the big pieces, then add some of the medium pieces and then finally add the smaller stickers.
Once you’re happy, let’s work on the other side, using more and more of our leftovers. Don’t be afraid to cut up some of the ephemera. I took one piece, cut it in half… placed the top part on the bottom edge of the page and then layered the bottom piece behind the “business card” and eyelashes sticker that came in the kit.
Lastly, to tie it all together I like to grab one stamp from the stamp set and stamp it all over both pages, filling in some of the white space.
Have fun and don’t worry. Part of the beauty of working in a planner or art journal is not worrying about “ruining your Bible.” It’s also a fun place to practice different techniques before you’re comfortable doing it in your Bible.