Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Early August Bible Journaling Pages

Editorial Note:  This is a pre-scheduled post.  I'm on vacation in Utah so I may not be able to release or reply to comments until I get back.  

It has been SO LONG since I've shared any of my Bible Journaling pages because I had so many birthdays and anniversaries this summer that I was sharing handmade cards instead.  Well, I'm done with card making for awhile, so now you will be seeing all my Bible Journaling pages on Tuesdays again.  And I've been busy, so I have lots of pages to show you. 

 I'm getting more and more creative in my Bible journaling, and I'm really starting to develop my own style.  When I first started Bible Journaling the tendency is to "copy" for awhile till I found my own way.  It's interesting looking at other people's Bible Journaling pages, everyone is so different.  So many people like to just color a pretty image.  But for me, my journaling or my coloring has to reflect what I'm learning.  I find I tend to like to write notes more than stamp, draw and color pretty images.  But, because I have a Bible with pre-printed images, I do both, as shown in the photo below.

On this page, I colored the pre-printed image with gel pens and gelatos, but then I also highlighted, circled, and made notes on the page of what stood out to me.

Here is a photo of the opposite page in the Bible.  It also had a pre-printed image on it.

Again, I highlighted some verses that stuck out to me and wrote a few notes.

For this image I did a mix of gel pens, glitter pens, and pencils.

Do you think I highlight too much?  🤣 I actually started trying to cut back on the highlighting recently, but it's SO HARD!  There's just so much good stuff I want to highlight!  I absolutely love this double page spread.  The left page was a pre-printed image that I just colored in, but the right page I created myself.

The reason I highlighted so much in these pages was because it really moved me how generation after generation of Israelites did not acknowledge or remember the Lord and how important it is to us as parents and grandparents to teach our kids about God.  

I used a variety of stickers, stamps, and my own hand-writing to emphasize obedience, teaching, believing, etc.  Then I added scripture references from else where in the Bible of this important lesson.  Butterfly stamps and the circular reading stamp complete the page with illustrations.

The backgrounds and highlighting was all done with gelatos.

The next two pages are pre-printed pages.  I colored the one below mostly with pencil, but then highlighted a bit with glitter pens.

This image is all about the courage of Deborah...wow, what an amazing woman!  So I colored the image in with feminine pinks, purples, and reds in honor of female courage.

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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  1. Your bible pages are so pretty! Hope you're having a great vacay!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. I love how colourful this is and I say highlight away! I highlight a lot on my bible (I use the youversion app) and it makes me smile when I'm reading my bible plan for the day and some of the verses are ones I've highlighted before, seeing if they still speak to me in the same way now!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  3. Absolutely beautiful Bible Journal pages!!!

  4. It's beautiful, Amy! And no, I don't think you highlight a lot ;)

  5. Oh, Amy, with each photo/page, I had a new favorite. I cannot get those smooth, blended shades for the background like you do. Ugh. Love the neon colors you have added. They add great emphasis.

    1. Thank you! I just use a blending sponge to smooth out the gelato

  6. Love your journaling! I've had a journaling Bible for a year and can't seem to get started. How do you treat your pages so that the colors do not bleed through to the other side?

    1. Not everything bleeds through the other side. If I know something will bleed ahead of time, I prep the page with gesso. But sometimes things surprise me and bleed through, and then I just paint the other side with craft paint to cover it up.

  7. Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely stunning!


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