Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

Mixed Media Doodle / Bible Art Journaling with Masking Fluid

BAJ/Mixed Media Doodle/ Sue Carroll

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse”  -Romans 1:20

Bible Art Journaling/Mixed Media Doodle/Sue Carroll

I started this piece by writing the word “Believe” on watercolor paper with Art Masking Fluid.  Once I finished applying all the paint, gesso and heavy gesso (and all where dry) I rubbed off the masking fluid with my finger.

BAJ:Mixed Media Doodle1:Sue Carroll

Screen Shot 2015-07-18 at 5.56.20 AMThere are many brands to chose from…you can even find a bottle that has a small brush or pen like applicator.  I applied it with a round paint brush.  When using a paint brush, make sure you clean it right away with warm soapy water.

For a GREAT article on masking fluid go here.

Bible Art Journaling/Mixed Media Doodle/Sue Carroll

Below is a practice page in my Bible.  I did the same process on a page in the back titled “Weights and Measures.”  I wanted to make sure the masking fluid would come off without tearing my Bible page.  I would suggest working fairly quickly.  Allowing the masking fluid to sit on your page for too long, may make it harder to rub off without tearing your page.  After you apply the fluid, you can start painting as soon as you can touch it without it coming off on your finger.  I  waited about 10 minutes.

BAJ-Mixed Media Doodle-Biblepage-Sue Carroll

Feel free to ask questions if you have any!

Blessings,

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4 thoughts on “Mixed Media Doodle / Bible Art Journaling with Masking Fluid”

  • I used this technique with the masking fluid and loved the results. Yours is lovely. My question is if you could share what other products you used. Is this a mix of acrylic and water colors? A mix of Jim Hotz stencils? And you are my go to inspiration for my Bible art journaling! Thanks!

    • Hi Carol! Thank you for your kind words and questions! I used inexpensive acrylic paints, gesso, heavy gesso, a few stamps and various pens. The stencils are Tim Holtz…(nice eye!) …though, I have to give a little shout out for The Crafters Workshop Stencils…I used to be on their design team and I LOVE their beautiful stencils!!! I am in the process of moving, and many of my art supplies have been packed away for over a month. It will be like Christmas opening all the boxes!! Some of the acrylic paint was applied with what I had on hand…paper towels!! (I know, can you believe it? but they work and provide a fun texture) I will often add water to my paint to give it a little more flow and transparency. (or you can add matte medium) Hope this helps!! If you have any other questions, ask away:)

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