The Message version of Jeremiah 31:36 shows God telling the people of Israel that He's "never quit loving them" and to "expect love, love and more love". I wanted to reflect this on the page with lots of hearts and splashes of pink. Splashes like this though soak through to the other side of an unprepped page!
I always work on a pile of cheap copier paper when I am journaling and end up with lots of scrap paper full of patches of colour. This is thin enough to add to the margin of your bible with a Pritt stick, and covers up bleed through.
I used a cosmetic sponge to add more colour to the page from my inkpads..
This page in Jeremiah is full of promises of hope and restoration and is a call for Israel to trust in God.
I was thrilled to bits when I found these stamps by Clarity at a stamp show but Hope has gone missing (I use it a lot!) - it's ok, all hope is not lost...
..I got out my trusty Big Shot and created a new stamp with sticky backed funky foam and my Tim Holtz alphabetical die.
Apply the letters to a piece of corrugated cardboard and you can make any words you like into stamps!
Stamping once for the main effect, then stamping in other places on the page without re-inking gives a layered effect to your work.
I highlighted some of the key verses using my watercolour palette and added some splashes of paint.
I love the effect that using a regular biro has on thin paper - adding a lot of texture! So I used my trusty fine Bic pen to write out the verses
.... and added some doodling with coloured pencils, and painted in some flowers.
By choosing to work on the back of a page I'd already journaled I found a new passage to read and meditate on!