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Tutorial on Using a Cross for Bible Journaling

I am going to show you how easy it is to incorporate a cross into Bible journaling. It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced artist or new at drawing.

You can do this!

I am going to take a sketch pad and I’m going to demonstrate how drawing a cross can be really simple. The picture of the cross below was drawn in a sketch pad and turned into a PRINTABLE.

You can DOWNLOAD it HERE then color it in and write out the verse of your choice or use it for tracing into your sketch pad or Bible.

Tutorial on Using a Cross for Bible Journaling

I will also be sharing some examples so you can get a better idea of how you can include a cross in your next creative journaling time. Feel free to copy any of my ideas because none of these have copyrights!

In the video below, you will see me using a pencil first as I draw a cross. The beauty of drawing with a pencil is that you can erase it if you make a mistake.

Tutorial on Using a Cross for Bible Journaling

In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:14

This shows how simple it is to draw a cross. You can even put your paper up to your device’s screen and trace over the sketch of the cross and flowers.

Anytime I do creative journaling art, I choose a Bible verse to illustrate and then include the verse in the picture.

Someday I will leave a legacy for those who come after me. I hope that these pictures will illustrate the redemption from sin that Jesus is offering through His shed blood on the cross.

Tutorial on Using a Cross for Bible Journaling

I used many different elements around the crosses that I’ve drawn but my favorite is to use flowers in my illustrations.

The next thing that I do is go over the pencil with a Micron Pen.

To build your confidence when you are beginning, you might prefer to use an art notebook instead of starting directly in your Bible.

When I show the examples in the video, you’ll see that they are upside down. If you turn your device around, you’ll be able to see my drawings right-side-up. It will be a LOT easier to view!

I’ll figure this out eventually, and meanwhile, thanks for your patience!

FREE Cross Template

Here is a Free Template that you can DOWNLOAD HERE. You may print it and then cut it apart to place behind your paper and trace into your Bible or sketch pad.

Resources for Journaling

Jesus Journaling Workbook (70+ pages) 

This Jesus Journaling Workbook will encourage you to draw closer to Jesus as you study God’s Word using beautiful worksheets to interact with God. The beauty of this workbook is that it can be used with any Bible reading plan you choose.

Tutorial on Using a Cross for Bible Journaling

This video will show you how you can use a cross for your Bible journaling journey with Jesus. Be sure to watch it and share in the comments what you liked most about it!