Bible journaling is a wonderful way to connect with the word and to feel closer to God. There are various ways that Bible journaling can be done. It is up to each individual’s preference. Bible journaling can involve merely writing notes or texts next to Bible verses. It can also include using stencils to trace beautiful art work or Bible scriptures on the thick side margins.
The form of Bible journaling that I focus on is coloring of illustrations that are already printed in your Bible. The Bibles already have illustrations in them and there are plenty of blank thick margins to allow you to either write notes or to create some illustrations of your own when you are guided by the Holy Spirit.
Below we will look at a few Bible journaling supplies you can use to add color to the illustrations in your journaling Bible. Choosing Bible journaling supplies for your Bible journal is extremely important and there are some important factors you need to research first before you purchase Bible journaling supplies. Some key things you need to think about is whether or not the materials bleed through the Bible pages. Also consider if the materials you plan to use smudge or rub off on other pages.
These art coloring pencils are made entirely of pigmented lead and strengthened with a special lacquer sheath. They have a smooth and creamy feel to it when coloring. They include all the basic colors to get you up and running to create some beautiful illustrations for Lord.
This set of twelve pencils is really great for sketching, drawing, coloring, doodling, writing and getting creative in a fun and skilled way. Metallic pencils could b used to color in an entire illustration or parts of it. It also works really well if it is used only to create an outline.
Neon colored pencils are really great for drawing and Illustrating. They add a burst of color to your illustration and really bring it to life. I love neon colors as it creates an added special effect. They really great to use for joyful, encouraging scriptures that really speak to you.
oil pastel colors have a creamy consistency and are great for blending. These oil pastels build-up colors without top layer lifting off. When using oil pastel I usually use a tissue to gentle rub off the top layer from the pastels so it doesn’t smudge.
Soft pastels, the most commonly used pastel, are made with a combination of white chalk, pigment and gum arabic, which gives it a drier matte finish. Soft pastels do not adhere to the surface, allowing it to be brushed off.
Pens and Markers
These pens are water based and have a soft durable tip making it easy to trace and to have control when drawing thin lines. The ink won’t bleed through most papers and creates delicate watercolor effects.
These gel highlighters are very popular as they are not only used for illustrations but for marking and highlighting verses in the Bible. The gel highlighters have a precise tip size for accurate highlighting. They glide smoothly across pages and won’t bleed through any paper. It also doesn’t smear other inks when highlighting over them.
Gel pens are really great to use for Bible journaling. The ink flows smoothly and easily across paper. Gel pens come in different colors as well as neon and metallic colors. There are glitter colors as well which will look beautiful on word illustrations.
What works best?
As mentioned previously, everyone has a different style and wants to achieve different effects when Bible journaling. These Bible journaling supplies will give you a multitude of colors and effects. I recommend that you try out each different type of coloring material and see what works best for you. You may find that pastels work best on really big illustrations, and gel pens work best on word illustrations. Happy Journaling!