Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Word Art Wednesday - July 4, 2012

First of all, Happy 4th of July to all my American friends! :) 

This week's Word Art Wednesday verse is from Deuteronomy 6:5:

I like to use imagery drawn from the verse, but outside of a heart, I drew a blank. So I decided to use the opportunity to explore a new technique for me. I recently spent some time watching youtube videos about art journaling (cuz that's about all I had the energy to do!), and I came across this one, which was a new twist (for me) on an old art activity -- "scratch art". I've done it before with crayons and black paint; this employed coloured oil pastels covered in black oil pastel. I meant to start by priming my library index card with gesso, but I forgot. As a result, I think my colours are less vibrant because they had nothing to grip and got scraped off with the black. I used a little stencil to scratch out a design -- but it's quite subtle. I thought it needed a little more of something, so I went with a heart that I created using a molding medium, red paint, and red glitter. For me, this was another piece that was more about the process than about the product. I really enjoyed the process even though I wasn't as  happy with the results as I had hoped. 

Would you like to play along and make a piece of art with this verse, another verse, or an inspirational quotation? Check out the WAW Challenge! This week you have the opportunity to win something from Isabella's Sketchbook OR Our Daily Bread Designs (2 prizes -- two winners) if you decide to link up at Word Art Wednesday


  1. I like your art journal technique. I have begun to try art journaling. I find it very relaxing.

  2. I love watching you tube tutorials -- so much to learn! Love that sparkly red heart!

  3. Paula, YOU are such an encouragement to me. Just by being YOU, I draw strength from your unwavering faith and your perserverance. I know that God is hearing all our prayers, and I cannot wait to see God's work unfold as He renews your strength and you mount up on wings as eagles. He is faithful, and I praise Him as He does this work in your life, and I continue to pray!
    Praising God for you,
    Karen L

  4. Beautiful technique. Love what you had done. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comments. Hugs

  5. This is beautiful!! That technique is wonderful!!

  6. I think your result is absolutely beautiful :o)

  7. Trying new techniques is fun & scary. As long as you know what to do better on next time.
    I think it turned out OK. The scripture & heart are the main focus & that's the real point any way!
    Kudo's for working on any art while you are in the hospital! Your my hero!!

  8. How fun and artsy. great card fun technique Thank you for the fun challenge and the inspiration.
    DIANA L.

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