Psalm 28:7

Yesterday, I was invited by Karen Letchworth to participate in her blog, Word Art Wednesday, challenge #23.  It is a blog dedicated to spreading the word of our Lord by presenting a piece of scripture per week and challenging readers to respond to it through art.  I often use scripture entries in my art journals, as you may have seen recently in Flowers, Circles and Numbers, so I accepted the challenge.


For this entry, I began by writing the scripture in pencil, erasing and rewriting it until I was pleased with the layout.  Then, I inked it with a Zig Calligraphy, 2.0 mm, pigment ink, water proof marker.  Next, I used Grumbacher watercolors to make random color washes.  The trick is to move quick and not over do it, or you'll end up with a muddy mess.  After blow drying it, I was thrilled to find I had somehow formed a red heart-like shaped area.  I took this happy accident and used Prismacolor watercolor pencils to further shape the heart.  I like to lightly wet the tips of the colors before using them, because you get a much richer color.  I also accentuated the yellow area into a flame and darkened the blue upper left hand corner.  When it was dry, I went over some of the key words with the calligraphy marker and outlined them with a red Sharpie pen.

I love the way this piece came out, and may scan and clean it up to make prints and cards in the future.  I participate in art shows sometimes, and believe this piece would do well.  God willing, I also want to start an Etsy shop this summer where I can sell my goods. What do you think?  Thank you, Karen for the invitation, and blessings to all!

PS - Since the colors also meet The Play Date Cafe PDCC 127 challenge, I'm submitting this piece there as well.  This will be my second entry to them this week.  I guess the colors were still in my brain when I was working on this piece - LOL!

Comments

Arnoldo: This piece is absolutely STUNNING. I loved reading your art process, and I'm very impressed with the final outcome. Thank you for your kind words, and for playing along in our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. I am so glad that God's precious Word was able to inspire you to make something so lovely to share with us. I pray that this piece will be real blessing to its final recipient. Thanks again, and good luck in the challenge.
Blessings,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday
This is absolutely beautiful. What an inspiration your art is to me. The colors of this piece express so much of your love for the Lord and the gift of creativity He's blessed you with. Thank you for sharing this.

Have a great day!
Arnoldo said…
Thank you, Karen. Blessings!
Arnoldo said…
I do feel very blessed. Thank you and blessings to you too.
Hi Arnoldo
thanks for posting on blog for our Play Date Cafe entry today, lovely to find the link for your blog too!! You're work is gorgeous!! Look forward to seeing more!
Have a wonderful day
Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art!
Kailash said…
Hi Arnoldo....your project is so beautiful and gorgeous.....you are truly blessed but most importantly your love for our Lord is very inspirational !!!!
Arnoldo said…
Thank you, Kailash.
Neil said…
Hi, thank you for sharing your beautiful page; I found it very encouraging.
Arnoldo said…
Thank you for stopping by, Neil. Blessings!
Jennifer said…
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful piece with us at Word Art Wednesday! Thank you for sharing the process with us, it helps us to appreciate the work that you've put into this!
Karen Conner said…
wonderful work of art! God's scripture couldn't be better done! Thanks for playing with us @ Word Art Wednesday. We'd love to have you come back!!
Stacy said…
Love your creative notebook. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!
Jinny Newlin said…
WOW! Way to pay attention to the details and really create a masterpiece! This is stunning! I haven't heard of that challenge, either. I must check it out! TFS! And thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!
Mynnette said…
This is so stunning--amazing artwork!!! LOVE the bold and bright colors! Can't wait to see more from you--gonna have to explore your blog now! :)
Arnoldo said…
Thank you, Jennifer.
Arnoldo said…
Thank you, Karen.
Arnoldo said…
You are so kind, Jinny. Blessings.
Arnoldo said…
Thank you, Mynnette. Blessings.
Kelly Griglione said…
What a happy accident, indeed! Your lettering and watercolors go so well together. A beautiful piece!
Arnoldo said…
Thank you, Kelly.
You have beautiful calligraphy skills, Arnoldo. :) This page is gorgeous.

Thanks for playing with us this week at The Play Date CAfe. :-)
Hi again, Arnoldo! I can't find your email address here on your blog, but I need it. Can you please email me at:
karen.mycuprunnethover@yahoo.com and I will write back and tell you what I need.
Thanks so much!
Karen
Hi Arnoldo, I was visiting Word Art Wednesday and see that you have won this week's special prize. Congratulations!! When you visit WAW you will see an email to contact Karen so she can then send your information to the sponsor. Again, congratulations! :o)

Have a great day!
Tenia Nelson said…
I just love this!!!! Oh and I need your e-mail address.....I need to ask you a question...A very cool question and very important question. Just e-mail me(you can find it on my blog)!!! Hope all is well......
Lisa S. said…
Love your work and congrats on winning the challenge! It's my first visit to your blog and I love it here!!! Your journal page is wonderful and I appreciate all the helpful tips you provide along the way.
Blessings,
Lisa
Tanya Johnson said…
Just beautiful, Arnoldo!
Lisa said…
Your art journal page is gorgeous. I really like all the features of this page!