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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Coloring the Page Edges of my Journaling Bible

For Christmas this past year (2014) I got a Journaling/Doodling Bible!  Not to mention, a ton of new art supplies!  I was so inspired by Ashley's post at A Pile of Ashes and how she colored her bible edges I decided to do it myself!  For those of you who don't know what a Journaling Bible is.  It's a regular bible with a 2" column on both sides of the pages that gives you room to "make notes".  My notes just happen to be very artsy, creative and colorful!!  I haven't started on the inside yet, but I'll post here when I do!  Trust me, it won't be long!!
To start, I got out a few of my favorite stamps and started stamping.  If you are trying this as well, I can go ahead and tell you that it's a bit difficult to get an even stamping because of the contour of the pages (not totally flat).   I started out by flipping back the front & back covers and used the back of my hand to press the bible against the edge of my table to smoosh the pages together tight.
I then inked my stamp with (Staz-On) and stamped it on.  I was not happy with that first stamp.  I had to use my Faber-Castell drawing pens to fill in all the lines that didn't stamp.  
Then I discovered that if I used my fingers instead of the acrylic blocks I could get a more even stamping b/c I could "roll" the stamp along the curves with my fingers.  I liked this method and used it for the rest of the project.

Once I got all my stamps layed down.  Then I picked up my new Distress Ink Watercolor markers and started coloring!  (Note: I did NOT use any water.)  I filled in all the stamps first.  Then I outlined all the stamps in Tumbled Glass and filled in the white space with Peacock Feathers.  I didn't really like the look of the transition between the two colors so I used my pen to outline as you see here.
Next, I decided to fill in some blank spaces with dots and some curly q's! all over where ever I could fit some in.

I loved this little strawberry stamp and colored it in layers.
Here are some finished shots!  If you have any questions, just leave a comment! 

If you are interested in the Documented Faith facebook group, everyone is welcome to join us!

Oh, and if you enjoy using Distress Ink in a more traditional style of watercoloring, then you've got to come over to my Facebook Group  Distress Ink for Watercolor! We'd love to have you join us!

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Patti Hartman said...

Very BEAUTIFUL!! Did you seal it at all?

Gabbi said...

Very very cool. I love it.

Tiffany said...

Thanks ladies! No, I didn't seal it b/c I was worried about the pages sticking together!

Unknown said...

Oh I LOVE it! It looks so pretty! This was so encouraging to me. Can't wait to see what else you create

Unknown said...

Awesome! does any of it smear as you use the bible?

Tiffany said...

I used my Distress Markers which are water based and nothing has smeared yet!

Anonymous said...

Where can I get some of those stamps?'

weze said...

Totally love this!! Where did you get the journaling Bible or what is the name of it etc? I need to get one!

Anonymous said...

Did the marker bleed into the pages? I tried a small section with a prismacolor marker and it bleed into the edges of each page. Do you think the markers you used do not bleed as much?

Thanks for sharing!

Mon said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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