Accordion Art Journal Video

Here’s the video version tutorial for making a Mini Accordion Art Journal. See more details in the written Tutorial here. Living Coram Deo & freely wholeSDG!~ Liberty Subscribe to my email list in the sidebar and get notifications of future posts on this website. Join me on Facebook, Like & Follow my Freely Whole public page.To share Soul Care Creativity, join my Freely Whole Creative Community on Facebook,and Follow @FreelyWhole on Instagram and hashtag your creations #freelywholecreative Please consider supporting Freely Whole ministries. Your support helps me to continue to provide Soul Healing content, to empower you and others to… Continue reading

Accordion Art Journal

This easy to make, and fun to use mini Art Journal will make creating a breeze. Make this journal with just 3 simple paper supplies plus basic tools. Then you can get creative with any type of art work you please on the inner pages. Supplies: For this journal you need 1) mixed media or water color paper—for inner pages, 2 sheets, 9×12”. 2) chip board—for book covers—At least medium weight. I recommend heavier than cereal/cracker boxes, something more like a HEAVY backing from a paper pad or at least 2 layers of food box. 1/2 page size is plenty…. Continue reading

Mixed Media Prayer Cards

Who is God? We can’t imagine all that our Almighty, Sovereign God encompasses. But we are well served, comforted and encouraged by praying to Him using some of the names from His characteristics that others, in the Bible, called out to Him by. I did this project as part of the Encounters in Colour, online Christian Art Journaling Retreat, by Jenna Burnes with other additional art teachers. This lesson, to make Messy Play Prayer Cards by altering playing cards, was taught by Emily Henderson. As always, I went rogue in the art, and also had my own individual meditations. I… Continue reading

John 14:16-17—Mixed Media

After my crazy busy last 2 weeks, I’m trying to take a bit of time for creating. This week I’m taking part in Encounters in Colour by Jenna Burne, a free online Christian Art Journaling Retreat. I’m really trying to follow directions, to incorporate some different techniques, styles and outcomes than my usual. But of course, retaining my own uniqueness. 😁 Mixed Media is a great style for creative Scripture Journaling—for anyone! Truly anyone can do it, no art training or experience needed. It’s all about the process, and meditating on God’s Word, as you create layers with simple techniques…. Continue reading

Rest—Mixed Media Page

Rest is a mixed media page that was created in my “She Created a Life She Loves” journal, a book I designed for creatively representing things in my life that I love. Things that I or God has purposely added to my new life to bring beauty and joy. If you haven’t seen this journal, there is a process post for making it, here. This page represents the Rest I find in Him, and a part of my life I created that I love—my comfy, cozy place where I find rest. Where He makes me to lie down, and restores… Continue reading

Bible Journaling—Psalm 19

☀️The heavens declare the glory of God!🌑 Today’s full eclipse was an amazing display of God’s creativity and precise order in His creation. Rightfully, people were super excited at the chance to see this less than once in a lifetime event. Seeing such a fabulous show of God’s glory is truly an awe inspiring experience—even if only viewing on TV or online. It is worth talking about, traveling to, taking photos of—and praising God for. I wasn’t in the path of totality—this time. But had this once in a lifetime experience when the 2017 full eclipse path of totality crossed… Continue reading

Bible Journaling—Numbers 6

May God Bless you… and give you Peace! Amen! Saint Patrick’s Day seemed like a good time to do some mixed media journaling in Numbers 6. And I had to, of course, include a four-leaf clover. 🍀 Numbers 6:24-26 is known as “The Priestly Prayer” “The Lord bless you and keep you;The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” This make started with Tea dyed paper from my stash. I added some ink smooshing with Vintage Photo Distress Spray and edging with Brushed Corduroy… Continue reading

Card Time

Every so often I give you an update on recently made cards, for inspiration in making your own. Card making is an enjoyable paper craft that doesn’t have to involve complex techniques nor loads of time nor over the top creativity and brain power. It can be relaxing and fun, yet still beautiful. And it shares a unique piece of your heart and love with the recipient. As always, if you want more details on process or supplies, just ask! Go Create! For your own well being and blessing others. Living Coram Deo & freely wholeSDG!~ Liberty Subscribe to my… Continue reading

Time the Enemy of Passion

All my grand plans for Christmas crafting have been thwarted. All the clearance priced dies and stamps I’d waited patiently for those prices for, and have been longing to use, sit unopened on my desk. Time chose to be my enemy. Taunting me with promises of soon, only to present another barrier. The bits of downtime were necessary as truly DOWN time, not creative time. Beginning just before ThanksGiving, dad’s hospitalization, nursing home move, my business push, concert performances, finals, out of town workshop, … all took priority. The “needs” of life, pushing out the good, enjoyment of life. Yes…. Continue reading