Bible Journaling – Making a DSP Background

Nov 9, 2020 | Bible Journaling

I have a fun Bible journaling technique to share featuring the use of Designer Series Paper (DSP)! Adding a DSP background to your Bible journaling pages is a great way to include some fun patterns in your work. It takes a little bit of time to determine where to cut the paper, but it is worth it for a fun background design.

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For this page, I started by picking out a sheet of Designer Series Paper – the colorful paint stroke pattern from the Artistry Blooms DSP is used here. I measured my Bible page to know what size to cut my paper. Then I measured the verse portion to know where to cut a rectangle out of the paper. Once the paper was cut, I lined it up to make sure it fit well. Then I adhered it to the page with the Multi Purpose Liquid Glue.

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Using a ruler, I made some light pencil lines on the paper to mark the space for writing out the Bible verse. I sketched out the words lightly with a pencil, then went over them with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. I let the ink dry for a little bit, then carefully erased the pencil lines. Writing directly on the patterned paper works best with lighter colors and patterns that are not super busy.

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To highlight the verse on the page, I used a Blender Pen and the Mango Melody ink pad. I picked up some ink on the Blender Pen, then brushed it over the verse. The inked up Blender Pen acts like a highlighter, and you can use pretty much any color for it (I haven’t tried really dark colors yet)!

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What pattern of Designer Series Paper do you want to use for making a page with a DSP background? I would love to see what you make (if you are open to sharing your journal pages). Join me over in my Make Art Through Bible Study Facebook group to learn and share all things Bible journaling featuring the use of Stampin’ Up! products.

Happy making!

~ Mackenzie

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Hi, I'm Mackenzie! I'm a lover of all things crafty, and an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator. I'm here to inspire you to make stuff, so let's get making!

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