âï¸Â Are you almost totally new to Bible journaling and you ‘think’ you have NO artistic ability? Maybe you’re NOT artistic! No matter, because we will be sharing a tip or two. This will be for beginners but even if you are more advanced you might get an idea or two!
âï¸Â Today I am sharing some of my favorite Bible journaling hacks for the art-challenged artist. Are you that artist?
âï¸Â These amazing tips and techniques will compensate in your Bible journaling journey for your lack of artistic ability.
âï¸Â There are a LOT of FUN options for you to consider!
âï¸Â After all, the craft store is probably a hop, skip, and a jumpÂ from your houseÂ ?. If not, there is always, always AmazonÂ , right?!
?Â WHAT ARTISTIC STUFF YOU CAN USE:
?Â 1. Old Greeting Cards and Calendars
Collect cutouts from the greeting cards and calendars in a box.
Â ?Â 2. Stamps from Your Art Supply Store
- Designs used with ink on your Bible or notebook page
?Â 3. Washi-Tape
Don’t you just love. love. love. Washi-Tape?! It adds color and design around your favorite passages you are journaling.
?Â But . . . HOW DO YOU START?
âï¸Â Mine is a simple design that is not even perfect. You probably can see how the Stamp Art ink smeared on the hearts at the bottom of the page. I colored them in and erased some of the smears. Then I put an arrow over some of the worst of the smear.
âï¸Â So, why did I share this picture if it is flawed? Because it shows you how God is more interested in our ‘graced imperfection’.
âï¸Â I used the LINES on the Bible page to judge the distance between the letters. I wrote the letters in pencil first and then used Twistables from Crayola to trace over the letters.
âï¸Â The arrows and hearts are stickers. I didn’t even draw them. They were leftover from my Happy Planner.
I used Washi-Tape to do the strip of hearts on the side of the page. I love hearts so this highlights the page nicely.
Choose a Verse to Illustrate and Journal
The purpose of creative Bible Journaling art is to encourage you to have a deeper walk with Jesus.
Don’t just let the Bible use a phrase that isn’t even from the Bible.
Choose a verse from your Quiet Time to meditate on as you focus on your Lord. In some cases, you might write out the whole verse but as in this case, I wrote out just the first line.
Whichever you choose, if you highlight the verse in the passage, you will be able to refer to it. Your artwork will help you focus on the main point.
Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer. Psalm 4:1
This will help you if you would like to know more about how to get started in Bible journaling.
If you would like to find a journaling Bible THIS will help you!
?Â What ideas do YOU have to share? How do my simple beginner ideas get your wheels turning?
?Â Let’s keep the conversation going because we all learn as we share!!