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Impressionistic pottery – Bible Journaling, Prima Oil Pastels


Hello friends! I’m traveling and teaching this weekend – including a Bible journaling class. Figured it’s as good a time as any to share another technique for my fellow Bible artists!

Impressionistic Pottery

While I created images – though simple ones – this technique can also be used for simple color washes. It’s much faster than many other mediums, and can create a textured look like this, or a softer watercolor look that you can see in the early stages in the video. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

In any case – the Prima oil pastels used here are a good bargain for the color you get – I’m traveling with mine and a pack of baby wipes! The chart below is one I’ve shared before with the colors, in case that’s helpful for you:


More fun for ya!

30daysFirst, I hope you’ll consider joining the 30 Days of Bible Journaling challenge! I’m pretty awful at the whole fancy lettering thing, but I’m going to give it a go….you can see more info about it HERE. I’ve got a mixed media pad of paper at the ready and will be playing with a variety of the pens and markers I have; try out the things you have, too, and let’s see what we learn together, ok?

Sandy Allnock LiveSecond, I went live on Periscope and Facebook live yesterday with the same stamp set I used for yesterday’s blog post – here’s a look at what it is! The animals were colored on this periscope, then the fire and ground were on Facebook Live.

And Third: the cutoff date for classes in Oakhurst next weekend have already closed, but you can still sign up for classes the weekend of July 15-17 at Stamp Fever in Orange, CA. Classes with a few spots left: Bible journaling,  Floral Trifecta, Copic Hex Art, and Lawn Fawn Storybook Coloring. If these sound like fun, call the store at 714.974.3552. Hope to see you there!


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13 thoughts on “Impressionistic pottery – Bible Journaling, Prima Oil Pastels

  1. That is so beautiful Sandy! Thank you for sharing your encouraging message too.

  2. Enjoyed seeing this technique and that it works well in Bible journaling. What a wonderful verse to share. TFS

  3. Lovely work

  4. Sandy, I feel like I’ve had my own devotion just listening to you, and watching you create today. Thank you so much for sharing your art and your heart.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing that verse, I love that you read it to us. It was definitely what I needed to hear with what is going on in my life right now. I can’t wait for God to reshape me!!!

  6. That is beautiful art for a beautiful Bible journaling message. I loved seeing how a baby wipe just “melted” the oil pastels into beautiful colors. Now I may have to try this!

  7. Sandy,
    What size pen is the black one you wrote the words Reshape Me with?

    1. It was a brush pen by Micron.

  8. Just lovely as is the ‘message’.

  9. Your message was very powerful to me and it will be remembered during my life and beyond since I try to pass on gems like this whenever I can. Thank you for sharing and your instruction for these oil pastels.

  10. Love this!

  11. Beautiful composition!

  12. Lovely method and moving art…

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