I can't believe it's been over a month since I've shared any Bible Journaling pages. I do read my bible almost every day, but I have had so many other crafts to share on Tuesday, there hasn't been much room for Bible Journaling pages. Here's some of what I've been learning from God's word the past few months.
This is a page I created myself, and I actually made a huge mistake on this page. So many people are afraid of Bible Journaling because they are afraid of messing up their pages. I can guarantee you WILL mess up your pages, and many times it won't even be your fault. Stuff just happens. Just work with your mistake! On this page I stamped the bird in black ink and then I must have hit it with my hand before it was dry and the ink smeared everywhere. So, I just went with it and smeared the black ink some more, creating a shadow of sorts. Then I stamped the bird again, over the smear, in a different ink color.
When reading this chapter in Deuteronomy I was drawn to the imagery of God flying across the skies like a majestic bird to rescue and protect His people. So I created a dreamy background with gelatos and used a variety of stickers, pens, and stamps to pull out my main thoughts of this verse. Then I stamped a couple of bird images onto the page.
This is a pre-printed image that I colored in with a mix of pencils and gel pens.
A simple pre-printed image colored in with gel pens. These type of images may seem simple to color, and they are, but they are still nice to have in the Inspire Bible because I can take time to memorize and mediate on the verse as I color.
Another pre-printed page I colored with gel pens and pencils. The shine in the picture is where I used glitter gel pens. In addition to just mediating and memorizing the Bible verse as I colored, I also high-lighted and hand wrote a few notes to myself of what stuck out to me in this chapter. I used stickers to accentuate the word "IF" and wrote notes on the blessings and curses of obedience and disobedience.
Another pre-printed image I colored with gel pens and gelatos. Here I also played with a white gel pen to outline some of the letters. I also used different colors on the words "Just" and "Fair" to highlight them.
I colored this pre-printed image with pencils, and here I also made another mistake so I covered over it by adding a flower leaf and stem.
Here's an example where a mistake can sometimes be an advantage. I forgot to prep my page with Gesso to prevent leaking through. When I turned over the page, to the book of Joshua, the large bird I stamped on the previous page showed through. But, I actually thought it looked pretty cool!
There was another bird that leaked through by the title "Joshua" so I just left that one too, and because I now had a purple and pink colors of the birds already on my page I used those colors to color in the rest of the pre-printed image.
I then used those same colors to color the pre-printed page on the opposite side.
I hope I've inspired you to not be afraid of making mistakes in your Bible Journaling, and to turn those mistakes into advantages!
Have A Great Day! Amy
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