Before I start this post I wanted to say that yes, I have some very similar posts to this one but I felt that it was time I updated them so here we are! Obviously there is no right or wrong way to Bible Journal which is why I feel like these posts are so hard to right. But you keep requesting them so I thought I would try to just show you all what I like to do and be a little more detailed in the post than I have been in my older posts! Hope these tips help you!
I love using PaperMate Flair pens in my bible because they are super bright and fun PLUS they typically don’t bleed through the thin pages. As long as you aren’t coloring in any big shapes and you are just writing or doing simple illustrations with them you will be golden! However, I do like to put a mat underneath my page just in case so I don’t ruin the pages behind the one I am working on.
I also recommend having a thin pen that won’t bleed through the pages. I use one all the time to outline words or to write in smaller words.
I haven’t used water colors too much in my Bible but I have seen a bunch of people’s entries that have used them and they always come out so cool!
I can not recommend starting with pencil enough! I am a perfectionists and especially in my Bible, I don’t want to mess up a page because I can’t really start over. I trace what ever I want to do in pencil first that way I prevent making tons of mistakes. By using pencil first it also allows you to change positioning, illustrations, etc. because you can actually see what it will look like! There have been so many times I draw something out but then just don’t like the format so it is so nice to have the option of just erasing everything and starting over!
One of the most asked questions I get is how I pick what verses I want to journal. Personally, I think this will change for everyone. For me when I see a verse that really sticks out to me I will always write it down that way the next time I get my Bible out I have a list of potential verses to journal that stood out to me. But if you are not sure what to journal but you really want to you can always go onto Pinterest and find some! Some Instagramers and Bloggers actually have created some “plans” that you could follow. These plans just list out days (typically for a whole month) and provide you with a new verse every day.
I also recommend dating all your entries! It is fun to look back on older entries and I always love being able to see the date that I created it!
Drawing a Banner:
I get questions ALL the time on how I draw banners in my entries so I thought I would share how I do it! I also shared a little diagram in one of my other Bible Journaling posts but I thought I would share it again!
First: Draw two lines to be the base of your banner. I always like to have mine free handed but you could also do a standard rectangular banner!
Next: Connect your lines as shown in this picture!
Last: Create your banner! (I am not really sure how to type this step into words so hopefully the picture helps!)
The fun part is to use different designs, patterns, and colors!
I really love Bible journaling and I hope this post was helpful to you because I get requests for it all the time! If I didn’t answer one of your questions please let me know! As always if you have any post requests please let me know!