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God Glory Art

God Glory Art is a faith based journey into creativity and art. Beginning in July, join us in a six month long online experience, structured around God and Art. If you are new to art we will guide you. If you are new to your walk with the Lord we will support you. If you are new to both we will encourage you.

In this workshop you will learn techniques from 10 talented sisters in Christ and each one will guide you through over 20 God filled projects. Ranging from Bible journaling, home decor, art journaling, to canvas pieces. You will receive a new video every week. God Glory Art is a self-paced workshop that has no time limit, so you can work on your schedule. You will be able to refer back to the lessons as often as you like. Also included in the workshop is a Facebook community where you will be joined by other creative individuals who love God.

For more info go to: http://bit.ly/GodGloryArt

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Artwork Clipboard

For this piece I started off by sketching out my word art and then erasing it a bit so I could trace over it using a PITT® Artist Pen with a fine nib.  I made sure to let the pen work dry completely before erasing any visible pencil marks so I could add wet layers on top of it without it running since once the ink is dry it's waterproof. (Oh, and if you want instructions on how to create a fun pencil like this one, check out the instructions here.)

1 - Pencil Sketch
1 - Pencil Sketch

 

Next I painted over the block lettering with Gel Medium and allowed it to dry.
1 - Pencil Sketch

 

Then I rubbed some Gelatos® on my craft mat, added a spray of water and then used that to watercolor in my word art. After the watercoloring is dry I gently took a damp cotton swab over the Gel Medium since it resists the Gelatos® leaving the letters white. 
1 - Pencil Sketch

3c - Gel Medium Resist with Gelatos


Next I wanted to jazz up my clipboard so I took Glass Bead Glitter Gel and mixed it with the Red Cherry Gelato® and then painted it into a heart shape on the clipboard, I added a touch more glitter to it, and then let it dry.
1 - Pencil Sketch

I then jazzed it up a bit more by dotting the pearl colored Metallic Texture Gem around the heart and adding some ribbons and trims.
1 - Pencil Sketch

 

At that point I thought I might be done...but it was just missing something so I broke out a stencil from the 102 Stencil Collection and then mixed some Whipped Spackle and Gelatos® together to use with it.

7 - Stencil Whipped Spackle and Gelatos

I knew I wanted to add in a darker color as well so I mixed up some Gelatos® and Glaze and dripped it on and then allowed it to dry before attaching my watercolored word art to the clipboard. 
7 - Stencil Whipped Spackle and Gelatos

 

 Done and ready to put up in my studio!

Word Art Clipboard

 

Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Faber-Castell to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony). 

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Creating An Inspiration Board

Faber Castell came out with a Vision Board Kit recently and asked me to create something with it and then to blog about it on the Design Memory Craft blog (you can check that out HERE).  So I made a board that would be inspiring to me yet useful and interactive.

Inspiration Vision Board by Erin Bassett

One of my favorite things about this kit is that it comes with everything you need to get started creating and if you want to add in more things or use more products you can easily mix those in.  I created this video showing step by step how I created the actual bulletin board and each of the pieces I added to it:

After making the board and inserting it into a frame I had at home I took the 6"x6" piece of printed paper with the flowers on it and decide I'd watercolor them in using the Grip markers that also come in the kit and some Gelatos that I already had. The Grip markers are waterbased  and are perfect for scribbling out on a craft mat, adding water to, and then painting in the flowers on the paper. (And another cool thing about them is if they dry out you can dip them into water to reactivate them!)

I also used a stencil from the 101 Stencil Collection and both the Pearl and the Silver Texture Lux to add some texture and shine to the background.

Watercolor Flowers by Erin Bassett

I knew I wanted to tuck the other 6"x6" piece of paper behind the flower one so I wanted to keep it simple but meaningful and inspirational to me. I came up with the plan to just use a small tipped PITT Pen to write out the attributes of the Lord that began with each of the letters. I really enjoyed meditating on those and knowing I can pull it out and refer to it when I need it. I used the PITT Pen instead of the Grip marker that comes in the kit because it has a smaller nib that made it easier to write small with.
Alphabetical Atributes of God by Erin Bassett

This kit comes with so many cute smaller pieces of paper and tags that are perfect for keeping my lists on, so I bundled them all together and put them on a ring so I could hang them on one of the pens that come in the kit .
Lists by Erin Bassett

I also used some of the banner and diecut pieces that come in the kit to tie in with one of my favorite quotes I had written on another card that came in the kit.
Inspiration Vision Board - CloseUp - By Erin BassettThat verse in Ephesians has really been on my heart lately and I love how Jimmy put words to how I feel about it:
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Yep, love that.

 

Don't you love that big, glittery hash tag!!! I knew that I wanted to use that on the frame and so I used my ScanNCut to cut out the word "inspire" out of Scor-Tape on cardstock and glittered it up to match.
#inspire by Erin Bassett

This was such a fun project to do and I hope to keep using the board, adding to it, rearranging things, and continue to be inspired from it.

 

Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Faber-Castell  and Brother ScanNCut to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony). 

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Truth Scrap Individual Classes Available for Download

Are you bummed you missed out on any of the Truth Scrap classes?

Well you're in luck because they are now available individually right HERE!

There's a kick-off sale from 4/13 through Friday, 4/24, making these inspiring video classes only $9.95 through midnight on 4/24. AND if you want all seven workshops you can get them for only $49 (that's $7 each) with the code "TRUTH" at checkout through 4/24.(***After 4/24, the price will increase to the regular $14.95 per class...so hurry on over and grab them!!)

You can check out the class descriptions below or over HERE:

AndreaChebeleulsale 2If you've been longing for a way to express your faith in full-color mixed-media, you’re going to love “Words to Live By: A Handmade Art Journal” by Andrea Chebeleu. In this workshop you will create from scratch a 6×6 art journal filled with lovely layers of acrylic color and patterns, and then you’ll learn five different ways to get color on your page using a variety of mark-making tools. Finally, you’ll get into the really important part…the words! Andrea will teach a a virtual toolbox of techniques, each of which can be mixed and matched to fashion totally unique pages filled with your favorite words of wisdom, such as favorite scriptures or inspiring quotes. Art journaling newbies, never fear! Let Andrea teach you how simple and foolproof coloring and lettering techniques can be when you keep just a few guidelines


AndreaChebeleulsale 2Donna Salazar brings faith and home decor together in her “Cross-ology” class. Donna as well as some of her friends and family have joined in the “Cross Wall Craze”. If you’ve recently visited any of the home decor outlets you may have seen a HUGE selection of home decor crosses. Filling a wall with even the most inexpensive of these crosses could cause you to break the bank. This class is jam packed with ideas and inspiration for making some of your own crosses for a fraction of the cost… and creating some of these crosses to hang on your walls will give you an artistic way to display your faith. Donna will show you several different types and styles of home decor crosses with step by step instructions on how to make a few of them. These crosses range from the “super simple make in 5 minutes” type to more elaborate crosses that can take you a couple of hours. You won’t want to miss this inspirational and technique filled class


AndreaChebeleulsale 2Telling her family’s story with photos and words is one of Erin Bassett’s favorite things to do, and in this workshop, “Faithbooking: How to Share Your Faith in Your Scrapbook,” she will show you how easy and gratifying it is to incorporate your faith into your scrapbooks as a way to share your testimony with your friends, family, and future generations. Many of us hesitate sharing our faith because we’re intimidated with the “how,” but Erin solves that problem! She will share handy tips on how to highlight your beliefs and share what’s on your heart, as well as ways to add the rest of your family’s perspectives into your album. You’ll love seeing how easily you can develop meaningful pages after taking this class!


AndreaChebeleulsale 2Even as a worship leader in her church, Heather Greenwood had a hard time drawing close to God – until she started art journaling as a response to His Word. If you haven’t art journaled before or feel like you aren’t an artist, don’t worry. This will be easy – and it’s not about the art anyway! Let Heather walk you through her art worship process, including:

*note-taking
*reflecting on the notes
*creatively responding with paint, stamps and pens.
Let’s grab our notebooks, journals and just a few supplies and really draw closer to Jesus through our art worship.


AndreaChebeleulsale 2In this class, Liz Hicks will take you on a creative exploration as you design a beautiful textured canvas full of mixed media and art techniques. This canvas will act as a truth statement of who you are to the core, using biblical verses or inspirational quotes to support your personal theme. “The Art of Being Human” will explore both sides of the creation equation: the beauty and fun of craft supplies, fine art materials and techniques, as well as the deep questions of who we are at the core and how we can help to identify our purpose and approach in this world. If you yearn to begin your faith journey in purpose and learn ways to connect with others in a warm, earnest and heartfelt way, then this class is perfect for you. You will explore your purpose as you create a work of art steeped in love, vulnerability, compassion and trust.


AndreaChebeleulsale 2For years, Shanna Noel struggled to read her Bible in a meaningful way. “I always wished I was more like that, that I LOVED to read my bible, that I even wanted to, but the truth is often times I felt like it was more of a chore than anything else,” she says. One day, though, she saw an image of a Bible all marked up, highlighted and underlined, and something about that struck a chord in her. She went online and ordered yet another new Bible – but this time it was a journaling Bible. “When I started to use the journaling Bible, a light bulb went off!” she explains. “I needed to have a place in my Bible for reflection, creativity, and journaling, and that is exactly what this new format provided.” Now, Shanna has taken her discoveries and is presenting them in a cohesive manner. You can join her as she shares how she uses her journaling Bible in a colorful and creative way that allows for personal growth, reflection and illustration.


AndreaChebeleulsale 2Sometimes, all we need is a little reminder of hope to change our entire outlook. Simple ways to create notes of hope to encourage each other is exactly what Stephanie Ackerman’s class is all about! Using cardstock, paint, paper stitching and encouraging word artwork created by Stephanie exclusively for this class only, you’ll learn to create little cards to keep for ourselves and share with others. You’ll see just how easy – and inspiring – it is to create and offer small messages of faith.

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