Spiritual Journal, by Jamie Pate.
It's a joy to me that a love for all things paper-related transcends from 12x12 scrapbook pages, to planning my days, to capturing the blur, and even to a spiritual journal. Happy Sunday to you. Jamie here. Taking some extra time to add embellishment and detail to this daily morning routine helps secure in my heart that which was brought to my soul.
A few months ago here at Bella Blvd I shared a post highlighting Illustrated Faith and a look into my spiritual journal. I have journaled since I was a young teenager and it continues now even strong than ever.
A three-ring planner binder has been put to use for this special to me journal. The pockets are utilized to hold journal cards, plus a vellum envelope of Illustrated Faith Paper Pieces Die Cuts. All handy and ready to be found on these pages.
Since a planner is home to this daily space of mine, I sort of follow along with a planner mentality. Because even our spiritual life needs a few goals.
Over pattern paper I added a thin coat of gesso. Letters found on the She Blooms Treasures and Text Sticker sheet create the title of this journal space. Right here on the dashboard is home to some goals to pay attention to everyday.
Monthly calendar pages are great for adding a little something or other everyday. I choose to write in the main verse of my morning's study. It's a joy to have all these words right here in one space.
As we creatives know, there is a certain therapy to adding color to the paper. I love to mix the Acrylic Paints with white and come up with different hues. This apricot was perfect.
Currently I am studying the book of Ruth. These pages reflect what the devotion is speaking to me. A brave woman who trusts in her God.
The 'apricot' paint and a stencil helped make marks on this page. Tiny Text letters and some hand lettering made the title.
The facing page was created simply by painting over the surface and then adding a cluster of Illustrated Faith embellishments. I love writing on the painted page. The texture just grabs on to the ink and allows the words to flow.
A spiritual journal is a 'safe' place to explore creative techniques as well as share a devotional heart on the page. It's a safe place to wander aimlessly for a little while. Perhaps helping us to be brave for the real world. Just like Ruth. I invite you to enjoy the same.
IF Whatever Is Lovely: Noble, Collection Kit Bonus Pattern; IF She Blooms: BW Floral Stripe, She Blooms, Treasures & Text, Paper Pieces; Color Chaos: Punch Strands; IF Enamel Hearts: Bless Her Heart Mix; Illustrated Faith: Books of the Bible Little Bits, Shanna’s Favorites Acrylic Paint, Just Believe Washi Tape, Cross Washi Tape, Date It Roller Stamp, Precision Pen