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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Watercoloring with Matte Fluid Medium & Watercolor Pencils

I've been playing around with this Liquitex Matte Fluid Medium and it is so useful in so many ways! Yesterday I discovered you can use it to watercolor instead of using water!! WHAT???  Yes, and when you use it on your bible pages you won't get wrinkles or pages curls!  Here is how I did it! (I would have taken more pics if I'd have known this was gonna work so great!  But I'll do it again!)


Normally, if you want to do any "watercoloring" on your thin bible pages you need to lay down a full coat of something like gesso, matte gel medium or the fluid medium and then put your color on top of that!  Well, I may have found a way to lay down your color first and then use your medium last!

First of all I drew my image with my waterproof pen!  Then I colored my image with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.  Any watercolor pencils will do! The inktense are just so vibrant!  A note on coloring with the pencils, color lightly where you want the color lighter and color heavy where you want it darker.

Next step is the fun part! I got a bottle cap and added 3 drops of Liquitex Fluid Matte Medium, then I added 2 squirts of water from my mini mister.  This stuff goes a looooong way and even 3 drops was more than enough for these small items to paint.  I got a small paintbrush and mixed the water in really good.  Then started painting.  When painting start in the the lighter areas and work your way into the darker areas.  If you start in the darker areas and go towards the lighter areas you will pull the dark in and cover up your lighter areas.  So be sure to start in the lighter areas first!!  After dry, the last step was using my white gel pen to make some dots in the middle of the flowers!  All done!!  Be sure it is completely dry before you close your bible!

I plan to do more experimenting with this technique with fuller coverage of color first then fluid medium last!  When I do I'll take more pics, or even do a video, if you don't mind my terrible southern accent. (I'm trying to get over that fear!)

If you are interested in the Documented Faith facebook group, everyone is welcome to join us!

Oh, and if you enjoy using Distress Ink in a more traditional style of watercoloring, then you've got to come over to my Facebook Group  Distress Ink for Watercolor! We'd love to have you join us!

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Friday, May 01, 2015

Ephesians 4:32 Be Kind to One Another - Colored Pencil Bunny & Ducky

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians is full of beautiful verses about love, so many artful images come to mind when ready through this book.  Not long ago I came across this image of a loving bunny and duck from a Little Golden Book story and I just thought it would be perfect for this verse!

I drew these little guys freehand just looking at the image while riding in the car (my favorite traveling pass time)!  I used my Prismacolor watercolor pencils, but I did NOT use any water here.

I really love vintage images and art so I think you'll be seeing a lot more of this style coming from me!



If you are interested in the Documented Faith facebook group, everyone is welcome to join us!

Oh, and if you enjoy using Distress Ink in a more traditional style of watercoloring, then you've got to come over to my Facebook Group  Distress Ink for Watercolor! We'd love to have you join us!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How to paint fast & loose watercolor flowers with Distress Inks

How to paint fast & loose watercolor flowers, for people who don't paint!! Seriously, anyone can do this! With basic shapes and simple swishes of your brush you can create these fun and whimsical flowers in no time!  They are not perfect and the best part is.... they don't have to be!  I made another video for you! Please bare with me as I'm still learning this video tutorial stuff!



Here is a sneak peek of my video camera setup! I'm using the top of my Distress Ink pad spinner along with my gorilla tripod to wrap the legs around it to hold it on!  I really need to come up with a better plan.  Is there anyone out there with some tips for me?

Hope you enjoy!



Oh, and if you enjoy using Distress Ink in a more traditional style of watercoloring, then you've got to come over to our Facebook Group Distress Ink for Watercolor! We'd love to have you join us!

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Psalms 103 Bless the Lord, O my Soul - Bible Journaling with colored pencils

"Bless the Lord, O my Soul... oooh oh oh my soul, worship His Holy name.... Sing like never before.... oh my soul"  I've had this song stuck in my head for days so I thought I would put it down on paper and give it some color!!  I used a variety of colored pencils and doodled out some flowers!




If you are interested in the Documented Faith facebook group, everyone is welcome to join us!

Oh, and if you enjoy using Distress Ink in a more traditional style of watercoloring, then you've got to come over to my Facebook Group  Distress Ink for Watercolor! We'd love to have you join us!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Distress Ink Watercolor Fawn Video Tutorial

My first ever video tutorial!!  I wasn't brave enough to talk through it (yet) so I played some happy music and displayed tips on screen.  I painted a cute little fawn with a pretty pink background!  I wanted to keep it simple to see how it would go!! I admit, it was kinda fun!!


I'd like to ask your opinion on video editing software (for Windows 7). I used the free Windows Movie Maker software to make this video, but I feel like it was limited in it's features.  What's your favorite video software?  I'd like to do some investigating and find something new!
Hope you like it!



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If you are seeing this post on Facebook or some other place, I invite you to check out my personal blog - if you enjoy crafty, artsy, craft room organizing, and things like that! www.TiffanysGarden.com

If you are interested in the Documented Faith facebook group, everyone is welcome to join us!

Oh, and if you enjoy using Distress Ink in a more traditional style of watercoloring, then you've got to come over to my Facebook Group  Distress Ink for Watercolor! We'd love to have you join us!

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bible Journaling - Free download - Genesis 1:24 - Living Creatures

Genesis 1:24 And God said, let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds.
I found this adorable photo of these two sibling foxes in a 2015 Audubon calender.  So full credit for photo goes to them and their photographer Daniel M. Jones.
So often, for Genesis 1, we see the world shape.  I wanted to focus on a different verse and when I read verse 24 I knew I wanted to draw some cute animals! =)


To start I traced the basic outline of the foxes and the main lines such as the eyes, nose, mouth.  All the fur outlines I drew afterwards.  For this project I started with a sheet of graphite paper and my drawing (you will be using the PDF I've made for you)  Turn to your bible page and place your graphite sheet face down and make sure it stays in place.  After you have cut your image out from your PDF file then use some washi tape to tape your image to the back of your graphite paper.

Then begin to trace your image.  I find that a ball point pen works best.  You can also use a different color pen to see where you have already drawn.
Here is my finished drawing.  You can also trace the verse words in the same way at this time if you wish.
Here are a couple of the colored pencils that I used.  2 browns and a gray/black.

I used the photo as my guide for color!

I usually like to start with the eyes!

Then filled in some darks.

Then started in on some earthy browns.






I used a fine pen to swish on some wiskers!


I used some white acrylic paint and a tiny paintbrush to add some highlights in places.


This is where I drew on the verse words.

Then I went over it with my drawing pens.


Colored in some letters and used a metallic pen on the word GOD.

Close up of these two cuties!

Full page.

Here is the link to the free PDF I've made for you.  It's in my Doodles store where I have my other stamps, so you'll have to create an account.  If you don't want to, just email me (tiff . web at gmail . com) and I'll email it over to you!!  There are simple instructions on the PDF for transferring the images to your bible.



At checkout use this Coupon Code to get it FREE:   foxes
 (after checkout a page will come up with your download link, the file does not come to your email)

http://www.tiffanydoodles.com/Living-Creatures-Bible-Journaling-Art-p/livingcreatures.htm



If you are new to Digital Stamping or Tiffany Doodles, I invite you to check out my hand drawn digital stamps.  Any of them can be used for Bible Journaling.  They are all PNG image files (delivered in a .zip file) that can be resized to whatever size you like!  Here is a basic tutorial for for using Digital Stamps and printing them from Word.  They can be used in the same way as the PDF I am offering you here!  As always, if you have any questions or need help, don't hesitate to ask me! =)
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I have several more of these Freebies lined up for you along with tutorials to go with them! So be sure to follow me to get them when they are posted!  Let me know and I'll follow you back! =)

I invite you to check out my personal blog - if you enjoy crafty, artsy, craft room organizing, and things like that! www.TiffanysGarden.com

If you are interested in the Documented Faith facebook group, everyone is welcome to join us!

Oh, and if you enjoy using Distress Ink in a more traditional style of watercoloring, then you've got to come over to my Facebook Group  Distress Ink for Watercolor! We'd love to have you join us!

My Personal Links:

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