I don't know about you, but I almost always have a little doubt in my mind and my fingers crossed when I color copy something on my home printer. Are the reds going to soften to pink, the blues fade to green, or will the yellows disappear? It's so unpredictable how vibrant the copy is going to be.
I'm learning how to do touch-ups to "brighten up" my copies, so I thought I'd share what's working for me.
Here's an original BQ page that I've been working on for a while and completed the other morning while praying for a friend facing surgery this week.
With all the bold reds on the page, I was skeptical how vivid it would be after copying. Amazingly, it came out pretty good. I still used most of these tips though to freshen it up:
* Trace over faded parts with the same shade of colored pencil as the original
* Put washi tape over the originals to make it more vibrant and add texture.
* Re-apply stickers if you have extras available (adds texture and color)
* Trace over stitch lines that may have faded
You can trim down the copy so your friend can easily attach it into her #biblequiltjournal.
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If your friend doesn't have a journal or you think she might prefer to have the page loose, then you can do a washi tape border around the whole page to "frame" it.
Often I will tuck the page into a clear page protector and tie ribbon on the holes. Sometimes I'll use a long ribbon or twine to make it into a simple hanger. (This works great if you're leaving it on a doorknob for your friend.)
*As an added touch of personalization, you can insert your friend's name into some of the verses.
*If I have some decorative post-it notes handy, I'll slip some of those in also as an extra inspirational bonus for her to use.
Sharing God's Word with a friend on a rainy day can help both of you!
We all need these reminders of God being WITH us. Always.
Related post: Pray it Forward