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So … Good Friday morning … the perfect time to experiment with this new thing.


I was reading in Isaiah 53 today … as others posted similar verses on Facebook and Instagram I was drawn to that idea of ‘by his wounds we are healed.’

Now the pages in this Bible are not quite as thin as regular Bible pages … but still it’s not like working on a real art journal. I decided to put a very light layer of white gesso over the margin (it helped to soften the lines a bit too) then I coloured with gelatos … I’d forgotten how satisfying they are to blend but did have to be careful when adding water … the page wrinkled a bit on the other side but it’s not too bad … and they worked well for highlighting verses too.

I painted some words with a fine brush and india ink then tried to write the rest with a fine black sharpie … only the sharpie didn’t want to write on the gelato background. I ended up using a coat of mod podge which seemed to help once it was dry … a lesson in patience right there!

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  1. love the colours changing up/down the page on this one

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