Friday, February 13, 2015

Art Journaling a Song

As I mentioned in my last post, I had a song stuck in my head that we had sung at church and decided to get creative with it. I made an accordion page out of watercolor paper. I buy my watercolor paper in a large 18 x 24 pad in order to have more flexibility in how I use it. So I cut a piece 8 1/4 x 24 and then scored it every 4 inches. Once folded it gave me 6 - 4 x 8 1/4 sections per side. In the previous post I showed my pages in the prep stage:

I spread the verses and the chorus out on the 4" sections on both sides.

This was a fun project. It gave me opportunities to play with my Gelli plate and to experiment with some different colors - such as the navy background behind the earth. It also was fun expressing a song through art journaling. And I enjoyed working with 4 inch panels. I now just need to work out how I will attach it into my journal.

For Take Me Deeper at His Kingdom Come this week we responded with art to Matthew 22:37..."love the Lord your God with all heart, soul and mind."

#TMD2015 Feb week 2
And I worked on some goals for January and February in conjunction with my Logos365 word for the year: Renew. I'm going slow and trying to work toward lasting change that will lead to renewal, so I'm just focusing on one area at a time. Right now it is health.

I don't scrapbook and haven't done Project Life but a friend gave me a package of these graph project life cards and I'm enjoying using them on my art journal pages. Last week I made a little gift of prayer cards out of them: I already posted a picture of them but will do so again since I'm talking about the graph cards.

It was a great way to use up scraps from, Gelli printed papers. I've ended up using one on the current page I'm working on for TMD. I'm hunkering down this weekend and staying inside as much as possible as we get a visit from the Arctic with frigid temperatures. It's a good excuse for playing with art. :) Have a good weekend!


  1. Ah one of my favourite worship songs - you have done it justice here :)

  2. love the accordion book and the finished project! you are so creative and inspirational~

  3. This is beautiful! I love the way the finished product folds.

  4. Those are so beautiful Mary and I love the navy blue background on the one page. I'm behind on TMD due to my back and trying to make everything perfect. And spending time sort of filing the beautiful ephemera I bought at your shop. I can't thank you enough for the work you put together for my "WORD"! I love the examples of the accordion books! God bless!

    1. Thanks Linda! I am really please with how the navy turned out as well. I won't hesitate to use it again in the future!

  5. Even more beautiful now! Cannot wait to spend face-to-face time with you soon! You are such a blessing.