Illustrated Faith Fruit of the Spirit Collection | Patience


Well, hello! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope this hump day finds you well πŸ™‚

Today I’m reprising my “I’m not calling it a series, journaling the fruits of the Spirit” series. πŸ˜€ And in this video we’re talking about patience- not my most favorite attribute to exercise. Peace- yes, please! Love-sure. Patience…ouch. In this verse patience literally means long temper. The King James version calls it “long suffering”.

BUT, I am very thankful for the Lord’s patience! Today I’m journaling in 1 Timothy 1:15-17. Let’s take a look at verse 16,

“But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”


For this entry I used pieces from the Illustrated Faith Fruit of the Spirit collection along with pieces from Tamara Arcilla’s Print & Pray Shop digital set, Free Spirit. My favorite piece is the woman wearing fruit on her head. In our sinful nature we don’t produce patience. Instead, through His grace, we get to display the fruit of the Spirit working in us.


I shared a fun painting “technique” on this page where I used different color acrylic paints to create the background. Be sure to watch the process video to see how fun and easy it is to do! It’s true, I did cover most of it up using these adorable printables πŸ™‚ C’est la vie.


The paints I chose were the Liquitex heavy body acrylic in Light Portrait Pink, Anita’s Acrylics in Deep Blue Sea, Illustrated Faith’s white acrylic and Goldenrod and Jade from Target’s Handmade Modern craft paint line.


Over the paint I layered Tamara’s printables, a tip in, clear and card stock stickers from the Fruit of the Spirit collection and these fun yellow puffy crosses.

I finished off my entry with this quote, ” God is patient and His Spirit produces the fruit of patience in us. When we are patient we leave room for God to work in our hearts and relationships. We lay down our schedules and trust His.”

Here’s to trusting in God and His schedule instead of my own!

❀ Jillian


Revival Camp Session 4 | Process Video

Hiya, friend! Today I am sharing the my last process video using the July Revival Camp devotional kit. I had SO much fun working through the first installment of Revival Camp and can’t wait to see what’s next for us campers!


In the meantime, I’ll share my session four, HEart, process video πŸ™‚

In my devotional kit unboxing video I opened my bag of Trail Mix, no two are the same, and loved the mix of button colors. At the time I mentioned creating an entry using that color palette and today is that day! Talk about a fun #if_trailmixchallenge πŸ™‚

Luckily, just a few days before sitting down to create this entry, Abigail Clone released her first Print & Pray Shop digital set, the Our Protector Devotional Kit, and the colors matched perfectly.

Abigails printables

Then, in my session one process video I thought about using a new Kaisercraft stencil, but ran out of room on the page. I remembered I wanted to incorporate it (a note may have reminded me πŸ˜‰ and pulled out some texture paste and a palette knife. I wanted to turn my texture paste black, so I used (maybe too much) black acrylic paint to get the look I was going for.


Just like in entries past I created a visual triangle on my page by scraping the texture paste through the stencil with a palette knife. It’s really fun and as easy as spreading room temperature butter on bread- nothing to be intimidated about here πŸ™‚


I let the texture paste dry/harden and then used those areas as anchors to build my three clusters.


The dream catcher Abigail included is my favorite element and I wanted to feature it on my page. I used the layered badge stamps again to note which session I was working on and added a cork arrow to each embellishment cluster.


How CUTE are these badges?!?!?



After my journaling I finished off the entry with a date stamp. And don’t forget- you don’t need the devotional kit to access the devotional content. Click here to read each contributor’s devotional as they’re released.

I hope you’ll check out my process video– I had a lot of fun making it! Now I’m off to brainstorm how I can use the fabric badges…feel free to share your ideas in the comments below!

See you soon!

❀ Jillian



Revival Camp Session 1 | Process Video

Hello! Jillian here to share my first entry from Revival Camp 2018- woohoo!!!


For this year’s camp I’m going to journal each entry in the add-on traveler’s notebook insert available with the devotional kit. I plan to simply glue to devo content on the left side and create on the right. Today I wrote a short prayer to kick off revival camp.


I’ve almost got an idea of how to use the fabric badges in the kit (so cute!) and opted to use the badge stamps for this page. I layered it with the kit’s washi tape, the moths from Elaine Davis’ Print & Pray set Small Wonders and a cork arrow from Studio Calico.

I also grabbed a grid label (also from the Print & Pray Shop) and the grid washi from my stash to bulk up the top cluster.


I repeated the same elements toward the bottom of the page. I used the camera sticker included with the kit’s trail mix pouch (so fun!) layered with more cork, a moth sticker and my journaling.

At the bottom of my page I pulled an Ali Edwards’ Story Stamp to stamp the red “let’s go” with Studio Calico dye ink in Poppy. I added a bit more washi, Elaine’s adorable pencil illustration and a date stamp.


Ta-da! Session one is in the book, er, journal πŸ™‚

Are you excited to explore God’s word this summer? Are you planning to join in on Revival Camp? You can find the devotional kit here, or check out each week’s devotional contribution here.

See you soon!

❀ Jillian

Illustrated Faith’s Revival Camp Devotional Kit | Unboxing


Hey, campers! Jillian here with a look at the new Revival Camp devotional kit from Illustrated Faith and DaySpring. I am so excited that Revival Camp will last all summer this year! Let’s check out the first of the three Revival Camp devotional kits releasing this summer πŸ™‚


Perhaps the most exciting thing about camp this year is that gals from the bible journaling community were the devotional contributors! You’ve been asking for more devotional content and Illustrated Faith and DaySpring delivered. This month we hear from our camp director Shanna Noel, longtime camp counselor Tonya Hamilton, and fellow campers Llanet Fernandez and LaQuisha Hall. I’ve linked all of their Instagram feeds so when you’re done here you can give them a follow πŸ™‚


I plan to put all of these devotionals in the traveler’s notebook insert that is available as an add-on to the devotional kit. Check out my unboxing video to see what the inside looks like πŸ˜‰


Included in this month’s devotional kit are these adorable patches. There will be a patch for each session so you can “earn” them throughout the summer. I can’t wait to see how all you creatives use these!


Did someone say alphas?! We get five (!!!) sheets of mint and polka dot alphabet stickers. Plenty of vowels to get us through camp all summer long!


Another fun change in format is the return to a 4×6 clear stamp-yay!! The badge theme is repeated here and you can totally customize yours when stamping.


And perhaps my favorite addition to the kits is the trail mix. Shanna contributed these treats and each is unique- and that’s what makes them so fun! Included in each glassine bag is a camera sticker, a shipping tag with string and an assortment of small buttons and a strip of ribbon. To see what my trail mix looks like you can watch the unboxing here.

Also included with the purchase of the kit is a coordinating digital download!


I looked through my stash to see what else I could “pack” for camp and pulled these bits to coordinate with the kit in my traveler’s notebook insert.

I plan to use these (and perhaps more!) acrylic paints from Target, a fun pink ink from the Created to Create bible journaling starter kit, wooden alpha stamps from Hobby Lobby, more tags, clips and washi!

I hope you’ll join us for Revival Camp this year! You don’t need the kit to follow along- you can view the devotional content on the Illustrated Faith site for free here. If you do want to pick up a kit you can find them here, with or without the add-on journal.

Happy camping!

❀ Jillian


Hymnal Art Journaling | Process Video 2

Hi, friend! I’m back with a new process video– this time in my hymnal!


The past month has been pretty busy and this past week quite difficult. I really wanted to be creative just for myself and ended up turning the camera on. Turns out my entry is kinda pretty and I had the time and energy to make a video about it- so here we are!

ACS_0513Towards the end of my process I found this Illustrated Faith sticker that says “lift up your eyes” and I loved that reminder during this difficult time. Instead of looking at my circumstances in despair I can lift my eyes to our heavenly Father. Instead of being governed by my feelings I can look to His word for the Truth about this season. And while I don’t have a neat and tidy resolution, I do know it’s ultimately for my good and His glory.

This hymnal page was very much inspired by Wilna Furstenburg’s art journaling videos on her YouTube channel. She has wonderful content, both on her YouTube channel and in her online classes. She designs beautiful printables and stencils with her classes and is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend checking her out. ❀


To begin, I scraped clear gesso on my pages using this Illustrated Faith paint card. It creates a nice barrier between the thin paper and the wet media I’ll add to it. My pages ended up veryyyyy crinkly, but held up well considering they were not made for this.


I had just picked up pieces from the Willow Lane collection from Maggie Holmes and looked to the paper pieces to determine my colors. I loved that panda girl and originally planned to use here in my piece.


Next I used a very wet brush to put down my first layer- watercolor. I kept my heat tool close by and used it to help speed up the drying time.


Once the watercolor was dry I scraped this white texture paste through this Kaisercraft stencil using a palette knife. I love the little art marks this stencil creates and look forward to using it way more!


Then I added acrylic ink to my pages. This is some serious ink, you guys. It’s great, don’t get me wrong, but it is very pigmented and a little goes a long way.

I started with the Deep Violet color mixed with white and then added the Turquoise Deep towards the end. I dripped the ink on my page and then went over it with a wet paintbrush.


When I realized a little ink goes a long way (whoops!) I pulled out some white acrylic craft paint to help tone down the color and bring back some white space. I used a brush and my fingers to help apply it- so fun!


After all the color was down I realized it was starting to look like a galaxy. I grabbed some gold color shine from Heidi Swapp and changed directions with the paper pieces. Instead of using the Maggie Holmes panda girl I opted for a new Beloved Society printable from the Illustrated Faith Print & Pray Shop. She too had a galaxy top on and I thought it would be a better fit.

Then I remembered these brushed word stickers and found this great phrase “lift up your eyes”. Just the reminder I needed!


To see how this page came together you can watch the process video here. Any questions? Leave them below and I’d be happy to answer! Have a great rest of your week!


❀ Jillian