Okay! You asked for it....
This is my post about the tools that I prefer for bible journaling.
Before we get started: I just want to make it clear, I'm not
an expert, artist or theologian. These are just some insights
into what I have tried that has worked. And a lot of what you see
in my journaling are concepts that I got from bible studies. So don't be thinking that
I'm so exceptionally smart. I'm just making notes so that I can remember later.
You should know that I have had some epic fails to, trust me!
To name a few:
The brush pen - LOTS of people use it but I can't figure it out to save my life.
Watercolor paints - Bleed through and cause the paper to wrinkle beyond belief.
(My bible is not like the newer journal bibles that have the onion paper. Mine
are much thinner.)
Micron and Sharpie - bleed through
So these are techniques that I have gone back to and
Let's get started, shall we?
Here is a recent entry from a study that we are doing in Philippians at my
church on Sunday mornings.
Adopting a Christ-Like Attitude means Serving, Sacrificing and Glorifying God.
You'll note that I misspelled glorifying in my bible (sigh). Oh well, it happens.
By the time that I noticed it, I was in the ink stage. (ugh!)
Note to self: there is no spell check on the page.
So that's the finished product.
Let's step back and have a reality check. Okay, NO JUDGING!
This is actually what my craft table looks like in mid project.
I think I saw a pin on pinterist "I craft, therefore, I hoard."
It's true, I like having all my stuff out and available.
I also like a work lamp. It makes seeing the pencil marks much easier as well as doing shading.
Here are the my favs:
a soft lead pencil (alway draw as lightly as you can)a polymer eraser (because it seriously removes all pencil marks)
a Uni-ball Signo 207 ultra micro pen
a Uni-ball Signo 207 micro pen
a pencil sharpener
Lined paper is handy to use under the page to keep your writing straight.
I also like to use color pencils alot. For me the Prismacolor brand is best but
Crayola works well too. I have tons of them in as many colors as I can find.
I recently purchased some watercolor pencils and a blender that
I'm anxious to try. It's supposed to give you the look of watercolor
with the convenience of a color pencil. We'll see.
Washi tape is also a very fun element to add your page.
So I'm a beginner and I'm looking forward to learning more techniques.
I hope this has been helpful for you.
Let me know if you want to see more bible journaling.
And of course leave me questions... I'll try to answer as best I can.
Have a great week!