Saturday 20 June 2015

His Kingdom Come Blog Hop

Welcome to a very exciting blog hop. Today His Kingdom Come is celebrating the launch of a brand new Faithart stencil & mask line “Praise Him” designed by Diane Marra.

His Kingdom Come has created tools to draw you into God’s presence and lead you deeper into creative living. Faithart tools help us create art with the intention of connecting with God.

His Kingdom Come faithart tools help you exercise the artistic gifts God has bestowed upon each of us. These faithart tools allow you to work together with God to discover the creative, holy and abundant faithart He has placed upon your heart! Join His Kingdom Come in creative expressions of faith!

His Kingdom Come showcases faithart products designed by Christian artists who know and love God and are passionate about sharing their faithart! Our faithart product includes canvas ephemera, stamps, stencils/masks and Thermofax screens.

A team of talented HKC artists have come together to launch these exciting new stencils & masks. This blog hop is your chance to get to see how these artists have used them in their faithart.

It doesn’t matter where you start within the blog hop. Or you can start at the beginning at His Kingdom Come. Each blog has the complete list of participants.

His Kingdom Come
Diane Marra
Penny Bragg
Pearl Brown
Bernice Hopper - that's me!
Mary Brack
Kathy Shaull
Tricia Berg
Paula Parkison
Shonna Bucaroff

As you visit each blog you will be given a letter eg. D. When you have collected all the letters they will make a word. When you have worked out the word email Bernice with the word. We will randomly choose 4 people who have the correct answer to win a free stencil of their choice. All entries must arrive by Noon (Pacific time) on Tuesday 23rd June.

The letter to collect from my blog is E.

I used the digital version of Praise the Lord.   The mask from the Praise the Lord stencil & masks set will also work for this technique.

I downloaded it and printed it onto copy paper and then cut out the image.

In my journal I took my pen for a walk - that's right just like when we were kids!  Then I painted one colour of paint in various places.  You could if you wanted to doodle in the shapes before you add the paint.

I used Dylusions Acrylic Paint.  You could use any acrylic paint or use inks.   I added a second colour and then a third one.

And then some pink and some turquoise.  By doing one colour at a time they had time to dry so I didn't get mud when I painted colours next to each other.

I placed my cut out image (or you can use the mask if you have it) and held it down.

I brushed black paint from the paper image onto my journal page.  By brushing the paint from the image it ensured that the paper didn't move.

I peeled off the painted paper and turned it over and pressed it onto the other page.

At this point I could have taken a wet wipe and pull the black paint across the page so that some of the coloured background still showed.  But I decided to paint the whole thing black.

I used a white Signo pen and a Dylusions Journal Block to draw wavy lines around the page to make a border.

I drew lines inside the wavy lines.  They probably need to be gone over again!  Then I drew some more wavy lines with the Journal block and wrote out Psalm 100:4.   I used some Screen Painting paint that comes in a tube to put dots between the words.  I could have used Stickles instead.
I could doodle on the figure with a black pen or add doodles to the border at a later time.

We hope you are as excited as we are about this new product line from His Kingdom Come, an online creative community, a place where you can find encouragement, share your heart and receive prayer and inspiration!

To join our community please visit His Kingdom Come

Prize winners will be announced on the His Kingdom Come Blog on Wednesday 24th June.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Great way to use the stencil/mask, Bernice. Wonderful page!

  2. This is awesome Bernice! Really like how you did the doodles and coloring, and how that showed through with the figure. Also like the writing you did on this. Great job!

  3. Stencils that include their masks are wonderful as is your design here! Love the contrast against black!

  4. Wow! That is SO creative--I love it!

  5. So creative and cool! I remember doing the swirls and coloring them in as a child. Brings back memories.

  6. OMGosh, I love this technique! Thank you so much for sharing your process. I didn't realize the masks were available in digital form. That may be an option for me until I can manage to get the physical stencil/mask set.
    Blessing hugs,

  7. That's a great technique Bernice, I love the vivid colours against the black.


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