Saturday, August 03, 2013

When Morning Gilds the Skies

In between planning our kids' standardized testing schedule for next week and working out a few final samples for Dare To Get Dirty, I worked out some inspiration in my altered hymnal... this is an ongoing project that I have really been enjoying. Sometimes the hymn finds me first and I find a theme to match; sometimes a theme finds me first and I find a hymn to match. I took color inspiration from the current Unity Challenge and set to work on this page... I do have a second copy of this book, but I still like to make sure that the hymn is left readable... this one had a bonus verse so I could go over some of the words without losing anything.

The stamp I used is from the set called Your Wings Exist - I love this set (it's on sale right now too!)!

I started by stamping the image in a light color, then filling in the background elements with Faber-Castell Gelatos. The pages of the book are not super sturdy, so I blended with a tissue to get the smoothness I wanted. The clouds were finger-painted using white acrylic.

More details were added with colored pencils. I added a light layer of white acrylic paint on her arms and legs so they didn't get too lost in the music. I added a verse in the corner (Ps. 143:8) in pencil, over the Gelatos. I used an old paint marker to do the reflections on the water - that sort of worked! I have some other acrylic markers on order and I can't wait to play with them.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I am really enjoying following this project! Your page is beautiful. I can't imagine how challenging working on the thin paper must are handling well!

  2. Holy Cow!!!!! That is all. I just LURVE everything about this project!! :)

  3. I simply adore your altered hymnal projects. They are so inspirational to me. Your painting on these two pages is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Hugs!

  4. Hi Dina: I have this stamp set and it's beautiful. Love the way you painted that gorgeous sky, it could be dawn or dusk, either way, it's really fabulous.

  5. Love this Dina!
    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  6. What sky gilding! Dini, the sentiment of God's kiss has been active here for hours. Going out in it again to move hoses irrigating. Keep Looking UP! Wanting to follow your blest art in hymnal, you like similar songs to here. Thanks much. Keep Looking UP! mt23stamper