A couple weeks ago during a prayer bible study, my pastor mentioned keeping a prayer journal to help with prayers. Of course when he said that my mind started wandering to creating a prayer journal. Last week i went & talked with the ladies of our church about creating & Christ. As part of the talk, i prepared a make & take where they got to create their own prayer journals. It was a fairly simple make & take with a few altering options for them using papers, spray inks, tags, & a stamp phrase. But at that time i still hadn't made myself one. I cut the cover, filled it with paper, and wrote a simple phrase on the cover. I knew i wanted (& needed) to alter it. Here's a look at the process to create mine.
simple journal with the paper & rings. Add in some gesso for texture & priming.
add more color. remove color. build up the layers. Adjust colors as needed.
add in another stencil layer. add in more paints & of course some splatters. add in some butterfly stamps from Maya Road. keep tweaking until i am happy.