Faith Impressions Gel Press

Devotionals

Good Morning Creatives!

It’s time for a brand new Faithful Sunday!

Now…I know what you are probably expecting. It’s December 15th…we are only 10 days away from Christmas. This would be a perfect time for a green and red, Christmas themed page, but as I was reading through Luke (the most used book of the gospels when reading the Christmas story) I came across this story that just really resonated with me and I wanted to share it.

Ingredients

For today’s Bible entry, I used:

Faith Impressions by Keri Sallee for Gel Press – Straight Border Plate

Pebeo High Viscosity Illustrated Faith Paints

Gel Press Brayer

Gel Press 5×7 Plate

Hand-carved Rubber Stamp

Sharpie Waterbased Paint Pen (white)

Pigma BB Brushtip Marker (black)

Let’s Have some BRIGHT Fun!!

This collection of paints from Pebeo for Illustrated Faith contains some of my FAVORITE bright colors.

To make my background, I started with my 3 brightest colors-orange, pink and yellow.

To add a high contrast for my brick pattern, I used the Gel Press 5×7 plate that I use to clean off my brayer as a palette for my blue Pebeo paint.

SIDENOTE: Don’t you LOVE my “junk” plate?! I can’t wait to see what kind of print comes off of it when I pull it!!

For this project, I used my brayer to lay down small amount of blue paint to act as an “ink” pad for me to stamp my hand-carved brick into and “stamp” onto my boarder plate.

Flip your plate over and press onto your Bible margin.

Finishing Touches

To finish up my entry, I used a water-based Sharpie paint pen and a Pigma BB Brush-tip Marker to add my title. The black marker allowed me to add a “shadow” to my white letters and give them depth.

Closing Thoughts: Stronger Together

Why this… and not something “Christmas?”

This time of year is hard for so many people. There is a rise in “holiday depression” that can stem from anything from seasonal depression (depression based on the changing of seasons), grieving loss, fear of the future with it being the end of the year, family drama and so many other things.

And depression so easily leads to the need to isolate ourselves from others, but that isn’t how life is suppose to be.

In this verse, Jesus is sending a group of 72 people out into the world, but he didn’t send them out alone. He sent them out in twos because he knew that alone is rarely good for anyone. He knew that times would be hard and they would each need someone to be there when it happened.

He knew…

We are meant to do life together.

We are meant to lean on each other.

We are stronger together.

I hope you will each remember this during the hustle and bustle of this season. Don’t allow yourself to be isolated.

Find your tribe/people/framily…WHATEVER you want to call them. Find them and lean on them. They LOVE you and want the best for you…even if your mind sometimes tells you that you are better off alone.

We are stronger together.

YOU are stronger together.

Don’t forget that.

Until Next time,

XOXO

Keri Sallee

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