Kissing with a Stencil

pinkhugskissesheartsthumbnailOh my! That sounds a little strange :0)  Don’t get too worried, it is not as weird as you might think (ha, ha). It is a simple stamping technique used to add texture and interest to a plain image.  It is a three step process:

Step 1: Ink up a plain, solid stamp. I used a heart shaped stamp by Hero Arts.

Step 2: Stamp it on a stencil that is a pattern. I used a Kaisercraft stencil.

Step 3: Stamp onto another piece of paper to see the beautiful texture created by the stencil.

Watch the video of the process below:

SUPPLIES:

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Speedball Brayer at DickBlick.com for less

Hero Arts D2657 Small Solid Heart Rubber Stamp (unavailable -see the two alternatives beneath this)

Heart Stamp approx. 2X2 https://www.123stitch.com/item/Waffle-Flower-DT-Mix-Clear-Stamp/WFL-271031

Heart Stamp 2X2 https://www.123stitch.com/item/Impression-Obsession-Modern-Heart-Solid-Cling-Stamp/IO-D20412-CLG

Kaiser 12X12 Love Stencil:  http://shrsl.com/1ltcv

Square Dies:  http://shrsl.com/1ltex

Tonic Studios Mirror Cardstock:  http://shrsl.com/1ltf1

Bible Journaling: Genesis 1 – The Creation

In the beginning…famous words, beautiful words. Creation is beautiful. Creation implies a Creator. The concept is simple. God has a way of using the foolish things to confound the wise. The idea that all creatures were created by God (and that humans were created in His image) gives dignity, worth, and purpose to each and every one of us… something people seem to be in desperate need of today. God knew beforehand that the theory of evolution would rise up and He even tried to warn us about it in His word. The book of Genesis was written by Moses long before Jesus came to earth and certainly long before Charles Darwin wrote his book, “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life”. In Genesis, God repeats a simple phrase over and over. Do you know what that phrase is?  It is, “after his kind”. It seems He wanted to drive that point home to anyone willing to listen…even before the theory of evolution was founded.

Every time Genesis tells us that a creature was created, it says that it brought forth creatures after his kind. This means that each type of creature could only bring forth creatures that were of its own kind. I always used to wonder why God would repeat himself over an over. I believe now it was because He knew beforehand so many would be fooled by the theory of evolution and He wanted to set us straight! In celebration of this, I did some bible journaling in Genesis 1.  The video is below. If you’d like more information on the science of creation you can find many scholarly articles at https://www.icr.org and https://www.answersingenesis.org. I particularly like the “That’s a Fact” videos on the ICR website.

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