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. It’s not about a beautiful finished product. But the process of connecting with your Creator as you create.

This page began with writing out some prayers on the base page, then collaging scraps of various papers over it. The next layer was colorful sprays and splatters. Then stenciling and stamping.

The Dove focal piece was provided in the retreat resources. I applied Texture Paste through a Stencil on it. I chose, designed and printed out the Scripture, and the names for the Holy Spirit. After gluing down all those pieces, I added tulle and lace for the tail, and the date stamp.


  • Mixed Media cardstock base.
  • Various scraps of music, poetry, dictionary pages and various colored and designed scrapbook papers.
  • Distress Collage Medium—to adhere everything, and Collage Brush.
  • Distress Oxide Sprays: Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Spun Sugar. And Salvaged Patina splattered.
  • White acrylic paint scraped on.
  • White acrylic paint applied through Tim Holtz Woven Stencil.
  • Script Stamp, and Heidi Swapp Date Stamp, stamped with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink.
  • John 14:16-17 and words for Holy Spirit, and Dove printed on 100# card stock. The Dove was provided by Natasha Lee to retreat attenders, I used my Scan n Cut to cut it out. I will get the “words” printable uploaded and linked here, as a free download printable for you.
  • Distress Texture Paste applied to Dove through Tim Holtz Woven stencil, before gluing to background.
  • Scraps of tulle and lace, applied with hot glue, make the tail.

Using scraps of paper and colorful inks can enrich your time of meditating on God’s Word, creating brain connections that help you remember the Scriptures better. Mixed Media Bible Journaling, in all its various styles and processes, and regardless of how the finished product looks, is a fantastic way to meditate on God’s Word—for everyone!

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~ Liberty

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