Monday, October 20

31 Days of Scripture Art Journaling::Day 26: Creating Fold-Outs, John 5

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Day 26: Creating Fold-Outs

For today's journal page I read John 5.
This verse is the one I chose to journal:

19 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel.
John 5: 19-20

Jesus says this just after he healed the man on the Sabbath. 
Right before he healed him he asked him, "Do you want to be healed?"
I love that. And the guy makes up an excuse for why he can's possibly be healed, 
and then Jesus heals him, and he takes his mat & walks away. 

What struck me about this verse, and what I feel like God keeps coming back to with me
is that I am right where I am supposed to be.
Right where God wants me. 
He's put me here for a specific purpose, and given me these specific gifts, 
so that we may marvel. 
Together. You and me.

"For the Father loves his daughter and shows her all that he himself is doing."
Isn't that amazing? He invites us into his story.
so that we may see Him and marvel.

Most of the time I walk around writing my own story, 
asking God to bless it, instead of asking Him how I can join in His story.
I love this picture of Jesus looking to the Father to see what he does, 
and simply doing the same.

That's my assignment. 
That's all I need to do. 
Look to my Father, and DO what he wants me to DO. 

Let's journal. 

I made fold-outs from paper scraps for this page.
These are simply pieces of paper, glued to your page, that fold-out.

{Nothing new}





black ink

super skinny brush

Step 1: Make your background.

Dip a paper towel into each color to spread it
 around the page with a streaky look.

Step 2: Make Your Fold-outs
Take a piece of patterned paper, text, or music for your fold out.

Fold them, about an inch wide, vertically.

Fold each sheet almost in half, but not quite.


Cut out the bottom right corner.

Flip it over.

Glue only the long skinny upper right rectangle down.

Go through the same process or a fold out on the left side of your journal.
*Glue only the thin rectangle part down, so the rest can fold out.

Add another fold out to the bottom, if you have room.
Paint gesso over the text so you can jourbal on it.

Step 3:Fold-up your fold-outs.
Add pretty paper to the page with ModPodge.

Step 4: Paint 
Add paint to the page.
Paint your verse with black ink and teeny tiny brush.

Step 5: Add details.
Stripes, circles, color, whatever.

And more details...

Step 6: Open up your fold-outs & paint them.

I painted some other verses that came to mind, in the fold-outs.

Voila! Have fun with this one.



  1. What amazing pages in your art journal. I hope you will consider entering it into our weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole Robb Bisson
    I am certainly going to attempt this. Do you have a YouTube or Vimeo blog?

  2. What a fabulous project, Erin Leigh. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your art with us. We're SO grateful to have you play along and hope that you will join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. It strikes me that your art looks like take up your mat & get about the completion!!