Tuesday 6 January 2015

Take Me Deeper: Transform Willingly

The January theme for Take Me Deeper Is Transformation and this week's prompt is entitled Transform Willingly.

The devotional was based on Romans 12:1-2
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship.  Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.   I particularly concentrated on verse 2.

In my journal I ripped up pages from a Bible I bought at a Dollar Store for using in journaling.

I glued it down and then smeared a thin layer over Gesso over the middle of the pages.   When this was dry I stamped the butterflies with Archival Ink.
I scraped some acrylic paint over the middle.  I tried removing some of the paint with a wet wipe through a stencil - the small rows of white lines you can see.
I stamped the letters for Transform Willingly onto a map.
I cut the letters out and stuck them down.  I printed out the verses and cut them up.  I inked the edges with Distress Ink and then stuck the verses down.
I drew some boxes to write in on the left hand page.
I wrote the words Trust, Sacrifice and Renew in the boxes and painted inside the boxes with watercolour paint.  I did my journaling.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Wow. I would have never have guess the work that went into your page. I love it though. Thanks for sharing the process!

  2. I love all the different layers Bernice, and how you added boxes to write in

  3. Beautiful work, Bernice!

  4. I love how the butterflies peak through and how you cut the letters from an old map. So creative.

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I am so inspired!


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