Saturday, January 26, 2013


Rejoice in the Lord always!  
Again I say Rejoice!

I started this art journal page yesterday.  It did not exactly work out like I planned but I learned a bit about the different mediums I was using.  I started by covering my page with black gesso rather than the white base I normally use.  I wanted to use my Derwent Inktense blocks.  I wasn't sure how they would work on this but assumed that I would get brite and vibrant color contrasting with the black background.  I know they are supposed to really come alive with water.  So, I put down some and then wet my page.  BIG mistake.  It blended the gesso with the ink and just gave me dark.  Nothing brite and nothing vibrant.  I did see though that the colors were brite if I just used them over it so that is what I decided to do with the rest of the page and I just used various different colors of Intense blocks all over.  Next I used a few different designs of Tim Holtz tissue tape in different directions all over the page.  Then I put the page away for the day.

This morning I woke up and decided that the theme I wanted to use for this page was Rejoice!  I just kept hearing Philippians 4:4 playing in my head musically.  I wanted to bring back the brite colors of the Inktense blocks but when I made my word selection for Rejoice they were too thick to use to color the letters because they are blocks and not pencils.  This gave me an opportunity to use something else I rarely use - my set of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I still have not quite gotten the hang of blending them but this would give me the opportunity to play in CASual-Friday challenge to use markers.  I surrounded my verse with more tissue tape using the musical notes since it was singing in my head.  This added in Frosted Designs challenge to use music.  I simply love Word Art Wednesday and will also submit yet again for challenge #64 Anything Goes.

Here is my creation:

Thanks for stopping by.  Today I am hoping to rejoice and do a lot of creating so please come back again later to see what else turns up!


  1. This is just awesome, Paula! I love the music base, and the bright colors you used on the REJOICE sentiment. So super pretty. Thank you for sharing this in our challenge, and may God continue to bless you this week. SO nice seeing your beautiful art.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Wow! What a beautiful art journal. I so wish I were that creative. I am so thankful to visit via the blog hop today. Nice to meet you!!

    Rejoicing with you,

  3. Love this, Paula! You are so talented (with much more patience than myself, no doubt! I still haven't done any scrapbooking with my kids' pics : / )
    Hopping over from studioJRU blog hop!

  4. This is one of my favorite verses! Love how you colored it so brightly! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Paula,
    What a great idea. We used to sing that in rounds and the harmony with the groups was beautiful. So right off the bat I am happy, your card tells me that you know what it is like to rejoice in the Lord when somethings aren't going perfectly.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  6. Thank you for sharing with us this week for our Word Art Wednesday challenge. We love having you share your inspirations there. Beautiful work!
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. How pretty! Love those brightly colored letters! Thanks so much for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  8. AMAZING! Your persistance paid off big time! Thanks for joingin us at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)