Bible Journaling with The Crafter’s Workshop Silver Gesso and Stencils

Hello there, it’s Gracie Chavez and today I want to share a new video tutorial using Silver Gesso for the first time on my Journaling Bible. You’ll see me use The Crafter’s Workshop Silver Gesso and a floral stencil together with a few other coloring media to create a soft mixed media Bible Journaling page.


Some of the products used to create this project were sent by The Crafter’s Workshop, nevertheless all opinions shared in this post are my own.


TCW9010 Silver Gesso 8 oz.
TCW725 Wild Blooms
TCW9007 Clear Gesso
Distress Ink Spray
Distress Ink Refill
Prismacolor Color Pencils
Inkredible Pen
Sharpie paint marker in White and Lavender
Heat gun
Ink Blending Tool
Archival Ink in Shadow Grey


Video Tutorial

Many have enjoyed watching the process of my previous Bible Journaling page so this time I also prepared a timelapse video to help you understand the way I use my media. Bible pages are thinner that your usual art journal pages so you need to be mindful of how much you add to the page even when it is prepped with Clear Matte Gesso. For example, the Distress Ink concentrated refills I use will add a bit of a shadow of color on the other side of the page no matter what. On the other hand, The Crafter’s Workshop Silver Gesso will sit on top of the page and won’t damage it, adding a metallic color and shimmer as a base for the other media that’s added after it. Click below to watch the process behind this Lavender, Gray and Green Bible Journaling Page.



This time the stenciling effect on the page is a lot softer because of the colors and the media I used. Since I stenciled the floral pattern in silver -with the gesso- against a lavender background, the contrast is quite soft and it is the coloring pencils and white paint marker that add definition to the image. The beautiful thing about this technique is that you can use the stencil as a base to draw and add more details. In this case, I kept the design loose and abstract but you could certainly take your time and add as much detail as you like to the stenciled design.



That’s all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you find this tutorial helpful and that it inspires you to try out Silver -or even Gold- Gesso on your next Bible Journaling page.

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