What if? Art journal page

Hey bloggers! Here are some more ideas using
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mix and Match Gelatos™
and Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils!

I wanted a very soft water color background for this page.
Because of it is a large surface I opted to use Gelatos™, lightly
drawing on the surface and spreding the color with a wet paitnbrush.
Of course more drawing with your Gelatos™ means more color and
more water gives transparency. I used the lighter color (Buttercream) first
and push the darker color (Cotton Candy) right up, somtimes overlapping
the first color.

 
The Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils are perfect for small
surfaces and details like the eyes. When I am finished I
go over outlines and eyelashes with a black fine tip
PITT® Artist Pen.


I used Lemon and Metallic Melon Gelatos™ for her hair and lips.
#105 yellow, 147 blue and #108 peach  Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils for the eyes.
176 brown for eyebrows. For the skin I mixed a peach and chocolate Gelatos™
with a little acrylic paint.
 (I also used a little heavy gel medium to add texture to her hair.)

 I cut tears out of Clear Scraps acrylic sheets, colored theme
Alcohol inks and glued them onto my page that was already
written on - it's a really fun effect!
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The journaling is from a song called
Blessings by Laura Story.
it really helped through the rough times when I had surgery back in May.
 Songwriter: Laura Mixon Story
We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep.
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering.
 
All the while, You hear each spoken need
yet love is way too much to give us lesser things.
'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near?
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?
We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear.
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near.
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
as if every promise from Your Word is not enough.
 
And all the while You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe.

'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near?
And what if trials of this lifeAre Your mercies in disguise?
When friends betray us,
when darkness seems to win we know that pain reminds this heart
that this is not, this is not our home. It's not our home.

'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near?
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life is the revealing of a greater thirst
this world can't satisfy?
And what if trials of this life,
the rain,
 the storms,
the hardest nights -
are Your mercies in disguise?

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