(2014 c 29) Journal cover – Our Daily Bread

Today’s project is the Journal back cover for my grandaughter in Tx that depicts the storms of life that come our way on any given day, week, month or year. Yet in spite of the way life buffets us like the winds of a storm, we can see glimmers of light that warm our souls by looking to God as His scripture says:  Psalm 31:24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
Stampset found at Our Daily Bread Designs.   To see the sunnier side of the Journal go to my previous post HERE.



For today’s project I used a stamp from Scripture Collection found at Our Daily Bread Designs in the upper left hand corner and heat embossed with gold EP after the scene was finished.

For the scene I painted a stormy scene with bits of sun peeking through the swirling  clouds with acrylic paints.

For the bird and trees  I used screens also called masks from Ditto made for Hampton Arts,( but it was from 2011 & I can’t find a link to buy any longer).

For the trees I laid the stencil onto the scene and “spackled” over it with Molding Paste/Golden  Gel Mediums. For the bird I actually spread the Molding Paste on the bird mask & rubbed the mask to deposit the Molding Paste onto a royal blue piece of cardstock.   I let them dry completely before gently applying Tim Holtz Distress Ink to the trees and actually painting the bird that was on the seperate piece of blue cardstock and then cut out with a boarder of the blue paper outlining the bird and glued it to the sky.

Final touch was to paint the “sheeting rain” with a fan brush with acrylic paints.   I covered the cover with several coats of glossy Mod Podge Gloss   (I bought mine at Michaels)

Challenges Entered:

OurDailyBread:  ODBDSLC201 – Wing It

SimonSays: (Monday Chal.) – Five (I had 5 layers: Paint, Molding Paste trees, Glued on Bird, Heat Embossed Scripture, Mod Page finish)

ABlogNamedHero: Chal #43 – Inspired by a Hero Artist (Inspired by Cristina Martinez with her mixed media)

TheHouseThatStampsBuilt:  Designers Choice Challenge #57 – Bird Watching


  1. marcelle baldwin

    Wow! You are good at that!! Yes God is so good to us!!

  2. Linda Carson

    Oh that’s awesome Lagene! I really admire your artistic talent on this journal! What a legacy of faith you’re sharing with your granddaughter! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us this week at ODBD!

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