Saturday, March 4, 2017

Stained Glass Inspired Bible Journal Page

Today's Inspiration Challenge at splitcoaststampers took us to a Pinterest board full of gorgeous art journaling pages in moleskin journals. I am going to follow to use more inspiration later. I chose this beautiful stained glass inspired spread titled Stained glass_Drawing, 2016_Mariasun Salgado

Here's my final product. I went with brighter colors to match the opposing page which I'd already done. 
Here are my original scribbled shapes in the same Gelato colors as on the other page.

I took my aqua pen and activated the Gelatos with water to spread out the colors. I also added some white and black Gelato blocks.

I toned down the brightness of the colors to more match the look of the inspiration piece by pulling paint onto my aqua pen from my gold Gelato crayon. I did the same with my Black Gelato to add the framing around the blocks of color

I'm pretty sure this was the final look before I started my lettering

I had some trouble with the lettering. It is the downside to prepping pages I think. The grit of the page makes it difficult to letter in ink. I had a couple of fails with my calligraphy pen and a Sharpie....the beauty of prepped pages is that you can just wipe off mistakes with a water. I ended up writing first in a Black Inktense pencil (also added more shading around the blocks). I then went over that with a black gel pen and on the uppercase letters on the right side, I used my Elegant Writer calligraphy pen. I smeared on some white Sharpie to add highlights in the color blocking and to intensify the white blocks a bit.