Step-by-Step Process – Hide and Seek Page
So this is the first in a series of step-by-step posts showing how I have created some of my pages in my journaling bible. This one is of a page that I have called “Hide and Seek” and is themed around the story of Hagar in Genesis chapter 16.
The first thing I did was to prepare my page with two layers of gesso. I knew I had lots of inking and embossing planned, so needed to protect the pages. I then masked off the key verse (Genesis 16:13) using thin washi tape so that I could peel it back later to reveal it. I put a bit of scrap paper under the page I was working on so that nothing went through to the next pages.
My next step was to create a background to work on, so I used purple ink. I would normally use watercolours, but found this in my craft box and thought I’d give it a try! I just turned it upside down and twisted it around on the page until I had covered most of the area. It made a nice twisty pattern in some areas.
Next I wanted to add a bit of texture and deepen the background, so I chose to add some purple embossing to the left hand side of the page. I turned my embossing ink pad over and just dabbed it in a few places up the side before sprinkling on the embossing powder, shaking off the excess and heating.
I wanted to highlight the chosen verse some more, so I dabbed some more embossing ink around the area that I had masked off with washi tape. I then peeled off the washi tape before sprinkling some “enchanted gold” powder on the area, shaking off (using a dry paint brush to make sure there was none over my chosen verse) and heating.
Next I started to add the detail to this page. The theme that I decided to go for was “hide and seek” – picking up on the fact that Hagar fled from Sarai. I used this lovely gold glittery stickers that I picked up from Home Bargains.
I added on a pair of hands that I had cut out from pink paper and glued them down at the wrists so that they could be flapped open.
Next I added the word seek in lettering using a black sharpie (this was because the page was quite shiny after embossing so needed a permanent marker to stay put). I also made a little envelope which contains the words the angel of the Lord said to Hagar and stuck it to one of the hands at the bottom.
I added some final embellishments including a washi tape arrow and ampersand sticker. I then put a bible tab in the same colour theme to mark the page, as well as a secret message behind the to hands…..
There you have it!
Well I hope you’ve enjoyed this walk through of how I created this page.