If you are like me then you got a few gift cards from friends and family. I actually love gift cards but I have this need to spend them as soon as I can. So I thought that for the next few days I would give you some ideas of different Bible Journaling supplies that I have used this past year that I feel are must haves (at least they are for me).
All links will take you to Amazon.com. I have to admit – I am a prime member and I purchase at least 95% of my supplies from them. Some of my Bible (and coloring books) I have bought from Christianbook.com.
I want to start with what I think the most important supply everyone needs (whether or not they Bible Journal) and that is a Bible.
This is the Bible I use:
I am not sure why I first picked up this Bible but is is the one I have worked in this past year. I am enjoying the illustrations and love creating little bits of art with them when I am journaling. This coming year I should completely finish reading through and journaling in this Bible. For those of you that like a larger print Bible they have one of these:
The same as the one I am using only larger words and illustrations. I actually wish they had come out with this one first because I would have use it instead. I love this cover!
Now here are some Bibles that my Hubby and kids gave me. I am trying to decide which one to start using later this year:
Question: What Bible are you using or planning on using? Is there a Bible you recommend?
PAGE PREP SUPPLIES
Earlier this year I talked about what I used to prep my Bible pages and why. If you want to learn more about Gesso you can check it out HERE.
Now I love both of these gessoes. I use them both, they are always sitting on my desk.I like how they make my paper feel and I love that they prevent my inks and paints from showing through onto the back of the paper.
Lately I have been using these palette knives to spread the gesso onto my paper. Easy to use and to clean up, I like them better then using a gift card.
I use two different things under my Bible pages to protect the pages underneath. This is one of them:
These Teflon Sheets are awesome. I cut them to fit my pages so that there is about an inch all around the page. They catch any run off . I can write perfectly when they are under my page. They are easy to clean up. It doesn’t matter if it is paint or gesso, I use a baby wipe to keep it clean.
After I put the gesso on I like to quickly dry them with this craft dryer:
I hate my handwriting but when I write in my Bible I use these pens and markers:
I love these gel pans and they take forever to use up! I have had this set for over a year and they are still going strong. None of them have dried up or anything.
These are the best white pens ever! I have never had an issue with them, and I love how they look on my Bible pages.
A FEW THINGS I DON’T USE:
1. Books of the Bible Tabs – They get in my way and I have seen where they tear up the pages of your Bible and I don’t want that to happen to mine.
2. Mod Podge – This is a glue like product and is supposed to be used as a sealer not a base on paper. I have seen and heard horror stories about people who use it only to find it completely ruined and glues their Bibles shut. It is not worth it!
Have any question about these products? Please feel free to ask in the comments below. To see these and more products that I recommend click on the box below: