Bible Marginalia Series- #138
This week at a Creative Haven gathering
we had guest artist Erika Quinn Radke in house.
She patiently showed us
the step by step process of
using small strips of water-colored paper
and washi tape into the margins of our Bible.
She suggested this process
Psalm 139:13- the
knitting together in the womb.
It could also highlight the making
of the priestly garments and the fine
woven garments in Exodus 39: 1-3.
We used an Exacto knife on a self- healing mat
to cut right along the lines in the Journaling Bible.
We could choose every line or do every other line.
(mat in photo is not the cutting mat)
Erika had a beautiful set of Gelatoes.
We added the color to some watercolor paper.
Blending the colors with water.
On this section of Scripture-
in Exodus I added simple color
with iridescent watercolors-
in the same color palette
as the watercolor paper.
Then we cut strips of paper
about the same width
as the lines in the margin.
Took a strip of washi tape
and folded it back on itself
to make it the same front and back.
Then cut the strip in half.
(Trimmed it to be near
the width of the paper strips.)
Carefully weaving the
strips of paper and the washi tape.
We varied in the strips that fit in the margin-
5, 6 and even 7.
The edges were finished with washi tape
on the right side edge,
and top and bottom
with coordinating color washi tape.
This edge was done
with lines cut on every other line.
Many tiny strips on this one.
Thanks Erika for helping us to have a
hands-on experience of weaving that connects to
an Old Testament story and one in Psalms.
Self- healing cutting mat
Variety of washi tape