Elegant Writer Pen Art Journaling – Prophetic Art Challenge Vol. 1, Lesson 5
Hello Everyone! Welcome to lesson 5 of the Prophetic Art Challenge, Vol. 1! In this devotional art journaling lesson, I share vulnerably as we learn about Elegant Writer pen art, watercolor and pearlescent watercolor!
Elegant Writer Pen Art Journaling
I’ve taught before about Elegant Writer pen art, with a Bible Art Journaling Challenge. The Elegant Writer Calligraphy Pen is something my mom and grandma both had around when I was growing up. I had no idea until recent years, that it holds a little secret. You don’t have to just use it for calligraphy. You can create Elegant Writer pen art! But don’t just sketch with it.
Once you add liquid to your sketched lines, they spring to life, revealing the colors which are combined to give an initial strong black. You’ll find reds and green/blues which are beautiful! Let me show you what I mean. This photo shows todays lesson, with nothing but Elegant Writer pen art made with the pen sketches and a bit of water! You can see the various colors on the art journal entry, as well as in the paper towel, I used to dab the surface for revealing colors.
Red happens to be a rather “staining” color, which means it likes to hold onto paper. The green/blue sits on top to be “lifted” by dabbing with paper towel, thus revealing the reds lurking below. Very fun and so many possibilities creatively! I took it a step further in this lesson and once it was all dry, I added watercolor to make it all “pop” and then finished with a little pearlescent watercolor…. because truly… who doesn’t love a bit of shimmer?
I’m not saying this is fine enough to frame. What I am saying, is that it helped me dig into the Word, grow in God and remind myself of where to find the breakthroughs I seek in life. I pray you’ll take up this challenge in doing the same.
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Supplies list for this lesson
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Lesson 5 Theme – Visualizing Your Breakthrough
I used my Stillman & Birn Sketchbook, for this lesson. The theme for this challenge is to… visualize your breakthrough.
Create a picture which tells the story of what your breakthrough looks like. When we need breakthrough, a key to stepping into it, is to ponder and visualize, what life will look like when breakthrough comes. Let’s speak life over our current circumstances and create something to remind us of what God has in store for us!
Proverbs 18:10 says, “ The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.” For me, I created the place I run to, so I am able to get what I need for the breakthrough coming in my life. For you, it may be to create the breakthrough itself! Let’s set our minds on God’s perspective and invite Him to move in our lives.
It’s your turn to create.
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Join the discussion below!
- What does breakthrough mean to you?
- What image can you use to tell the story of what’s on God’s heart for your breakthrough?
- What do you think of Elegant Writer pen art?! And those pearlescent watercolors?!
Jul 11, 2018 @ 3:39 pm
love this. I just ordered the new watercolor pens from colorit and they have refills one bottle of refill is five something and enough for several refills. the kit I bought comes with lots of colors and I watched a video and the colors are awesome. have never seen color brushs quite like this. am excited to try something like this. thanks again for all you do” I so love listening to your voice and your conversations on the bible are awesome also. Linda
Jul 23, 2019 @ 9:47 pm
Awesome lesson. Really like it, and the message.