Hymnal Art Journaling | Process Video


Hey, friends! I’ve got something kinda different for ya today- I’m getting suuuper messy with a new hymnal art journaling process video. I’ve been very much inspired by Wilna Furstenberg lately and wanted to try some of her art journaling techniques in my hymnal!

First up, supplies! Wilna uses a lot of flourishes on her art journal pages and I had yet to use these beauties from the Illustrated Faith Print & Pray Shop.


I prepped my pages with clear gesso and then started painting! Here’s a look at the paint colors I used. Left to right: Dina Wakley heavy body fuchsia and magenta, Liquitex heavy body light portrait pink, DW lemon, turqouise, peacock and Illustrated Faith’s white from Pebeo. So fun!



Once I had a layer of paint down I used a Dylusions stencil, texture paste mixed with paint and a palette knife to create these yellow circles. And immediately toned them down with more acrylic paint πŸ˜€



Throughout the process I added lots of blue paint splatters with the Illustrated Faith watercolors.Β 



There was lots of drying with the heat tool and once things were (mostly) dry, I started to glue to Print & Pray Shop printables down onto my page.

While the final look is a total 180 from the type of art I typically create, I really enjoyed the process! It’s very therapeutic to add layer upon layer and totally let your mind focus on the scripture or hymn underneath all the media.


What do you think? Is this something you could see yourself trying out? I promise you don’t need #allthethings and if you’re unsure about creating this type of look in your bible or hymnal, I’d recommend thrifting a random ol’ book to play around in. You won’t regret it!

Thanks so much for joining me today and don’t forget you can see the whole process for these pages here. Have a great weekend!

❀ Jillian

This Is Love | Hymnal Art Journaling


Hiya, friend! We’re switching things up today! Instead of journaling my last entry from the This Is Love devotional kit in my bible, I thought it would be fun to create in my hymnal πŸ™‚


Just a quick not about this hymnal: I found this guy in my church’s choir room and knew it was not the current one we sometimes sing from. I asked if I could have it (they said yes) and have been painting in it ever since! You might also be able to find one at your local thrift shop or even online.

And a note about the cover: my sweet and generous friend Cristin gifted this custom fabric cover for my hymnal. I believe she is no longer taking orders, but give her a follow just in case she changes her mind πŸ˜‰


Ok, let’s talk supplies! For this entry I used Neocolor ii water soluble crayons– they’re so dreamy! Check out how I mimicked the look of the kit’s devotional card using the Golden Ochre, Pink, and Purple colors!

I used bits from the You Are Loved collection, like the card stock stickers and washi booklet. Annnnd the new tiny colorful alphas from Illustrated Faith basics line! They’re just so cute!


I used clear stamps from the kit and the new All People All Nations line with a golden ink to create some tone on tone texture! Remember for these guys you’ll need an acrylic block (top left) for them to cling to. In a pinch you could also use the clear lid from your ink pad! If you’re new to clear stamps be sure to check out this intro here! πŸ™‚


As always, it was so fun putting paint to paper, meditating on God’s amazing love for us. I hope you’ll check out my process video to see how this entry came together πŸ™‚ Have a great week, friend!

❀ Jillian