By Valerie Matyas
In the “How to Use This Book” section of Ponder Anew: A Hymn Journal for Trust and Confidence, I offered six different ideas or launching points to get yourself acquainted, familiar, and interested in engaging the resource. In the “5. Fill in the Blanks” sub-section, I suggested creating a “tip-in” or “tip-out” in your book. For those in the creative journaling world, the phrase immediately brings to mind a technique involving colorful washi tape and interesting bits and pieces of printed ephemera.
Justin Rossow helped remind me not everyone is familiar with the term. During Episode #1 of Season 2 of the Next Step Podcast, Justin asks a clarifying question regarding a tip-in/tip-out. In a nutshell, a tip-in or tip-out is taking some kind of paper material (worship bulletin, note card, illustrated margin, mini collage, photo, etc.) that existed outside of your Hymn Journal and adhering/securing it inside your Hymn Journal using washi tape.
Justin informed me that he does indeed own a couple of rolls of washi tape thanks in part to his conversation with Hymn Journal artist Karen Hunter during Episode #12 of Season 1 of the Next Step Podcast.
Although I tried to answer the question by verbally describing the process, sometimes it is easier to show than tell. With that in mind, I created a Video Tutorial for anyone (including Justin) who is curious to learn more about a tip-in/tip-out, and would like to attempt using the technique in the Hymn Journal.
I enjoy seeing all of your posts in the Ponder Anew Pop Up Group. And I can’t wait to see the photos of your tip-in or tip-out!
Blessings on your week!
Lead Illustrator, Ponder Anew