Today's Scripture

Saturday, October 4, 2014

In the Beginning ...

Yesterday I got the new Journalling Bible that I ordered from Marilyn Hickey.  It is the NIV NoteWorthy Bible.  Naturally, just after I placed the order I started reading tons of negative reviews!  They said the the font was very tiny and the paper was really thin .... TRUTH!  But, the positive is that there is a blank page across from every page of scripture!  How awesome is that?!  The text is on the left side with the blank page on the right side.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that!  Now, to the downside to that wonderfullness
Is that any bleed thru will affect the text on the backside (which is not a problem with the EVS Journalling Bible I have been using because the blank Journalling area is back to back in that Bible).  In order to avoid any bleed thru I will need to use colored pencils like I did here...

As you can see on the right picture (or the back side of the drawing) the color does not show through. But.... Any use of a black pen does "emboss" the paper....hummmmm....oh well.... As soon as I saw that I place a something under the page to keep it affecting anymore pages.

Another problem with using the color pencils on these pages is that the pages are smooth and don't have as much "tooth" as regular copier type paper so you can't make the colors as dark as you can with regular paper.... Notice on Day 1.... That is a black pencil, several layers!  I just couldn't get it dark enough for my taste.

Now, let me tell you how cool God is.... Last night as I was writing all of the above on my Facebook posting on my picture the Holy Sprirt gave me an idea ( I just Love that about him...I  will meditate on a problem and almost immediately he will give me a solution!).  One of the things I had noticed about the colored pencils was that they made the area I colored shiny and waxy.....   Hummmmm. I wondered if the waxy would "bleed proof" the page.... So I tested it by coloring over some areas with my Ranger Distress Markers.... Eureka!  Success!

There were only a couple places that show through, and that is where I just lightly applied the on the yellow "light=day" area, I just barely colored that so if I tried to go back over it with a marker the back side would be affected.

So, even with its minor flaws I still LOVE the blank pages and. I will continue illustrating in it .... And my other one too because I love both!

OU! OU! I just had another idea!  One of the things I want most is a map of the area that is being talked about.... I want it right there in front of me, I don't want to have to look for the map....this Bible will be PERFECT for that!  I'm going to draw, or print/cut/paste a map everywhere I want one!  But the happy idea is that I can create a clear accetate overlay showing then and now, or route taken or, whatever!  OK I now know what today's drawing will be!  Whoohoo!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for all of your comments, for the positive, less than and inspired! I have been dithering over this for three weeks now. I have been to the Amazon, Crossways sites and Barnes and Noble. Our local B&N only carries KJV. I am not a fan of black, brown or corner tabbed Bible cover colors. I wish Crossways would bring out a red or navy blue flexible cover with at least a 10 point font. I can handle a bigger book. That said, I am also a student of "Thou shalt not defile God's Holy Word with scribble". Well, at 69, I am over that. How many times, I have been strongly moved by joy or sadness or brilliance or wisdom.....drawing those pictures would have been a wonderful addition for me to pray over and for God to do his "happy dance". Maybe she's getting it!! Thank you so much!!



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