#ARTWORSHIP - Illustrated Faith Art Journaling Bible - adding in pockets

Have you ever struggled with scripture memorization? I do and wanted to come up with a way to have them in a place I'm always seeing them. I thought, why not have a pocket in the front of my Bible to put little scripture memory cards in. Every morning when I open my Bible I'll see them and remember to work on them.
First, I wanted to decorate the inside of my front cover. I've been thinking of doing this for awhile since I didn't like the look of the painted canvas edges from covering my Bible. Let me take you though my process for decorating the inside of my cover.


step by step process and tutorial for art worship illustrated faith mixed media art journaling in my Bible and adding a pocket for scripture memorization cards



  • STEP ONE: add a layer of gesso and then I put down some painted deli paper. I used the gesso as glue and then let it dry.


Step by Step Process: Decorating the inside cover of my Art Worship Art Journaling Bible using mixed media techniques | Illustrated Faith



  • STEP TWO: Then using a brayer I added my favorite color paint over the top.


Step by Step Process: Decorating the inside cover of my Art Worship Art Journaling Bible using mixed media techniques | Illustrated Faith



  • STEP THREE(a): mark - making - first I used a paint brush and a contrasting color to add dashes


Step by Step Process: Decorating the inside cover of my Art Worship Art Journaling Bible using mixed media techniques | Illustrated Faith



  • STEP THREE(b): Using a paint marker, I filled in the dashes with white paint


Step by Step Process: Decorating the inside cover of my Art Worship Art Journaling Bible using mixed media techniques | Illustrated Faith



  • STEP THREE(c): using my doodle pen, I added more dashes


Step by Step Process: Decorating the inside cover of my Art Worship Art Journaling Bible using mixed media techniques | Illustrated Faith

I didn't like how you could really see the edges of the canvas still, so I added white paint around the edges and re-did some of the marks. You can still see the edge, but I'm much happier with it now.

NOTE: you can see that I used the first page to brush off the paint left on my brushes, this will be a great start making another art journal page in my Bible.
Step by Step Process: Decorating the inside cover of my Art Worship Art Journaling Bible using mixed media techniques | Illustrated Faith


Now let's make a pocket to put in the front!

  • First, these scripture memory cards are part of the DIY Ultimate Bundle and I printed them out and cut them and they fit perfectly in the pocket!


tutorial - adding a pocket to the front of my Art Worship Art Journaling Bible for scripture memorization cards | Illustrated Faith



  • I am trying to use up my scrapbooking stash, and found these premade pockets, I think I got them a Michaels a couple years ago.


tutorial - adding a pocket to the front of my Art Worship Art Journaling Bible for scripture memorization cards | Illustrated Faith



  • I also had these scripture cards by Lindsey Letters that I got from Studio Calico and taped them to the front side of the pocket. I LOVE ATG tape, it's such a strong hold even over paint.


tutorial - adding a pocket to the front of my Art Worship Art Journaling Bible for scripture memorization cards | Illustrated Faith



  • Lastly, I taped it on the cover, trying not to cover up the mark making I had done. VOILA! I LOVE how it turned out. If I end up having problems with it sticking I'll eventually glue it down, but I don't think it will be a problem.


tutorial - adding a pocket to the front of my Art Worship Art Journaling Bible for scripture memorization cards | Illustrated Faith

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