I belong to a group called The Abundant Artist Association and each month they put out a new challenge for their members. The July Challenge is to create an art series for a period of time and share the series with collectors. I have accepted this challenge and I will be posting my daily progress on this blog until the end of July and maybe beyond.
I have decided to combine morning Bible study with watercolor by finding the key word in a daily scripture supplied to me from Biblegateway.com. I will write the scripture on the back and paint around the key word on the front.
Here was my sample from Philippians 1:6, “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” My key word was confident.
My First official day of the Book Mark Series
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 from Jeremiah 32:17.
I am not all that happy with the outcome of the Power Book Mark. I guess that is why you do a series, some are going to be great and some not so great. I tried to fix a poor color and I made it worse by muddying the color. I also think the letters should have all been caps because the word POWER should be bold. I intend to put the scripture reference on the front, because it would be a lot easier to remember. I can also tell that what may have been a real simple project may turn out to be a skill builder.
If you would like to receive one of these markers, let me know, I will send them free of charge, but first come first served.
12 July 2018 Mathew 4:4
I need to continue to work on my lettering. I may have to resort to printing letters and transferring them to the bookmark. Rather than laminate, I put the painting in a bookmark case, looks nice that way too. I am not so sure I like the lime sherbet colors, but it is summer so that may be the influence here.
13 July 2018 Philippians 2:9-11
I tried something new today, I printed out the word and then used a fine pointed pen to trace the word. The tracing left an indent in the watercolor paper so I didn’t have to use a pencil mark. I didn’t realize it was a 300 lb paper until I started to paint, this paper soaks up the pigment rather than letting it flow so it is a more solid paint, something else to fix.
I am going to end this weeks book mark and start another one for next week. I thought this was going to be a quick and easy project, but no, I still have a lot to learn.