When I received my coloring devotional, Bless the Lord Oh My Soul, I was not expecting to find such a beautiful book. WOW! This book folks is way too nice to tear apart and use for crafting. (This is what I had planned on using it for) For starters this book has pages with gilded edges! Not what I was expecting!
the pages have gilded edges
The pages are actually sewed together and bound and they are also thin quality like pages in an expensive Bible.
the pages are sewed together
The pictures!! WOW! They are fantastic!! Every time I look through it I find a new picture.
such a cute bike I had one like this when I was 12
This lamb is just calling my name
"Crystal, Crystal color me"
beautiful birds on a gorgeous wreath
Every time I see this I have to sing Thy Word
I'm starting on this one.
I bought a new light for my iphone so hopefully I won't get anymore shadows
I decided to use water color pencils from stampin up and a blender pen since the paper is so thin. Using water would ruin the paper. I just quickly go around each petal and color over the lines. I do a little shading were the petals meet in the center. I move quickly and I don't worry whether I'm completely on the lines. It's watercolor!! Water color isn't suppose to be perfect. If I choose to I could have felt the page just like this, but when I take a blender pen over it.... the colors come alive.
I think the new light helped
what do you think?
I worked in small fast circles where I wanted the colors to blend. On the petals I worked in lines moving fast. Moving fast keeps the paper from getting too wet and coming apart. Watercolor also has open white spaces without color, that's why the petals aren't completely colored. I think it gives it a dimensional look. I then went around the sentiment in a gold gel pen I got from Maymays store. I liked it so well I decided to go over the writing I had already colored in green. I also went over the center of the flowers with wink of stella and highlighted parts of the petals.
The devotional study of the the book is in depth taking you through the book of Psalms in 365 days. (Don't think you have to wait until next January to start studying it, just start on the day in the book you receive it and it will last you a year from that date.) I have learned a lot just skimming through it. This book I would highly recommend it for a gift for mother's day, birthday, anniversary , study or just because. I would also add a pack of coloring pencils. I can't see how anyone could read/study through this without coloring a page or two. Pick yourself up a copy to have on hand for an unexpected gift or purchase one for your personal study.
before the blender pen.................................after the blender pen
which do you like?
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