Friday 25 September 2015

TMD: Promises 4

This week's Promise theme is the promise from Jesus that God will send his Holy Spirit.  We tend to think of the dove as a symbol for the Holy Spirit.

For my last week's pages on Promises I did a totally different background.  I had dried off the stencil from last week's page onto this page.  And then I took the dove stencil from His Kingdom Come and put clear gesso through it.  You could put any transparent acrylic medium.

I found 7 Ranger re-inkers that almost match the colours of the rainbow and dropped some of each colour at the top of the page, sprayed water onto the ink and held the book upright so that the ink dripped down the page.  When it was nearly dry I removed some of the ink off the clear gesso with a wet wipe.

I printed out the verses I wanted to use and coloured the paper with Distress Inks.  I cut up the verses and glued them to my page.

I drew a border round the page with a black pen.

I used the rainbow colours because the rainbow is a sign of another promise from God in Genesis 9: "And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.  Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

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  1. I love your rainbow background. What a neat, fun technique you used for it. Those lovely doves are gorgeous in their subtlety.

  2. What a unique use of the stencil! Love the rainbow-it's one of my favorite promises. Blessings! Kathy

  3. Amazing work, Bernice! Thank you for sharing your process and the finished result.


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