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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Scripture Cards

Hello Friends,

Last weekend I went to a conference at an Island church. A talented artist friend and myself brought some gifts for the participants. I made up over 30 scripture cards/bookmarks as my contribution. A few friends have asked me to explain how I make these so I took pics of my process.

I used box board for my bases. These are the covers for blister packs of prescription medication. I had a good stack of them. First I decoupage them with strips of light-weight papers and book pages.
I spread a light coat of Gesso over any areas not covered with papers or where the papers were slick and needed something to help grab onto the paint. Then I got out some various items, like bottle caps and sponges, for adding texture and interest.
I randomly added paint, watering some of it down and applying it with an eye dropper to make drips. I turned the pages or used a blow dryer to move the paint drips around. I used other items with the acrylic paints until I was happy with the results. I let some of the papers show through.
I used my guillotine cutter to divide the sheets into smaller sizes. Most of them were about 3x4 inches, but I made some larger or smaller. I applied stamps, glued pictures, scriptures and faith quotes to the fronts and backs of each piece, hole-punched them and attached handmade paper beads with twine. I managed to save one for myself and to show to you. It has a verse from my favourite Psalm on one side.

I hope this give you an indication of how to make these yourself. They make nice little gifts that people can tuck into a book or purse and I must say, they are rather addictive. I am already thinking about doing another batch. One thing you should know is that you have to allow drying time between layers so it is best to allow yourself 2-3 days to complete a batch. You can always speed your drying time up with a blow dryer though.

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessing hugs,

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Gayatri said...

Great background! Love how you made it. Nice work! Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

Maura Hibbitts said...

Teresa, what a beautiful idea! I particularly like the paper beads you added, they add a special touch! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! Maura

Angela Hoynes said...

Great idea Teresa, love the addition of the paper beads x