Sunday, October 6, 2019

Foxes Have Dens

Hey Everyone! 

I had the pleasure of getting together with my crafty friend, MariLynn this past Friday.  We don't live super close to each other, but we are at least in the same state!  It is truly a blessing to have a crafty friend to craft with and it is a bonus when she does Bible journaling.  I love it but I find it hard. 
Not MariLynn!  After a tasty dinner of Chinese food and great conversation, we journaled Matthew 8:20. 
Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

MariLynn suggested we use the adorable fox image from the Sweet n Sassy Stamps set, Fur-Ever Friends. 

We decided to try monoprinting right onto the Bible pages. I prepped my page with Dina Wakley Clear Gesso.  Next,  we stamped the fox onto our pages and then created masks with post it notes.  
 I decided to use a stencil from Crafter's Workshop called Aspen Trees.  My initial color selection looked great in my head (grey and yellow) but came out horrible on paper.    MariLynn to the rescue!  She rolled out some gorgeous blue paint along with some reddish brown paint and magic!  It was perfect over the grey and yellow.  
Once the paint was dry, I water colored the fox with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paint.  
He needed grounding, which meant I needed something to cover the acrylic paint.  I used a brown Lyra Aquacolor crayon and it did the trick.  
Now for the scripture.  Jesus.  He is God.  The Creator of the Universe.  And yet he had no home, no where to rest if it weren't for the kindness of strangers who let Him stay in their homes.  The fox and birds had more than He did.   He gave up everything for us.  For you.  For ME.  And what do I give up?  Not much.  I must remember all that He sacrificed to save ME.  That is a love that I cannot fathom.    What a BLESSING!

May you have a blessed week!  

Lee Ann 


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