Introduction: Bible Journaling - Psalms 119:130

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My newest addiction...er...um...hobby is Bible Journaling! I love that this provides a creative outlet that connects me with the Word. This is a quick look at my illustration that accompanies Psalms 119:130.

Step 1: Page Prep

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I placed a thin piece of flexible plastic (a piece of a cutting mat from Dollar Tree) behind my page to give a sturdy background as well as protect my other pages. I secured the page to the plastic temporarily with Washi tape, which is easy to remove when the project is done.

I applied a thin layer of clear gesso with a plastic card (any old credit card or gift card works fine!) and allowed it to dry completely. The gesso prevents bleed through of ink and paint.

Step 2: Background Paint

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I then used my handy dandy card to apply some paint for my background.

I allowed this to dry completely as well (it only takes a few minutes).

Step 3: Stamping!

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One of my favorite things that I'm doing with Bible journaling is stamping. I love that in a few easy steps I can have beautiful lettering or images to color.

The best stamps I've used are designed by Tifany Degough at http://inkblotshop.com. The material these stamps are made of is more sturdy than others I've used, so they are more durable, which leads to a prettier stamped image. Also, I just love her designs!

Step 4: Choose Your Stamp

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The sun stamp is from the "This and That" collection.

Step 5: Place Stamp on Stamp Block

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I'm using an acrylic stamp block with grid lines.

Step 6: Apply Ink

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This ink is from Ranger and is waterproof.

Step 7: Stamp

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Be careful to press straight down and then lift up, without wiggling the stamp (to prevent smudging).

I usually let out a little giggle at this point, because I "magically" have something cute to color.

Step 8: Color

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I then used colored pencils to add some color to the sun and the banner that "words" is on.

I also like to highlight the verse I'm focusing on.

Step 9: Finished Product

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Enjoy!

Comments

Uncle Kudzu (author)2017-06-25

makes me think of monks illuminating Scripture centuries ago, but they also had to write out copies of the Gospels by hand!

mrsmerwin (author)2017-06-23

I could see this becoming a treasured family keepsake. Would not work if you didn't have the wide margin edition.

Phantomjerret (author)2017-06-21

Cool!!!

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