Favorite Journaling Bibles
I like to say that my favorite journaling bible is ANY bible that you want to journal in. You don’t need anything fancy. It all really depends on your style and whether or not you want to cover the words up with your art. Hand-to-heart, if you do have some money to invest, these are the bibles that I really love:
Also, consider journaling in some other formats like travelers notebooks, sermon notes journals, devotional books, and hymnals. I personally LOVE journaling in vintage hymnals (if you can find them at your local thrift store or on eBay/Etsy) and in my Little Psalms Book:
Pens and Pencils
Aside from a bible, all you need is some color and a good journaling pen. These are my personal favorites, both for journaling and for drawing, lettering, etc.
Ok, this is the biggie. There are SO MANY TOOLS FOR COLOR and it can be very easy to get caught up in buying and hoarding coloring supplies. Try to resist! You don’t need every product in every color. Find a medium that you enjoy and find a product line that works well for you and use those to develop your style. Because I gravitate towards both watercolor and mixed media, I tend to like a lot of different coloring supplies. This does not mean YOU need all of these to be successful in bible journaling. Find your style, and have fun!
- Watercolors – These can range so vastly in quality to a few dollars for a full palette to several hundred dollars for professional grade watercolors. As in most things in life, I like to find something somewhere in the middle. I find the cheaper ones a bit chalky and low in pigment. Here are my favoritres:
- Acrylics – Similar to watercolors, these can range in price widely. Here are some favorites:
- Hand Made Modern by Target, $2 each!
- Studio Calico Color Theory Acrylic Paint – these might be discontinued 😦
- Liquitex Professional Heavy Body Acrylics, $10-14 per tube – good if you are looking for a very specific color [hello, Light Portrait Pink!]
- Brea Reese Acrylic Paint sets, $10 sets
INKS and PIGMENTS and MORE
- Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks, $6 each or sets ranging from $30-$60
- Creative Retreat Pigment Ink Pads, $8 each
- Derwent Inktense Ink Blocks, $3 each or sets range $50-$100+
- Faber Castell Gelatos, sets from $12-$50+
- Neocolor II Crayons, $2 each or sets range from $15-$100+
- Embellishment Stickers
- Alpha Stickers
- Dimensional Stickers
- Enamel Dots
TABS, TAGS and CLIPS
- DIY Fabric Clips, tutorial to come soon
- We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch, $14
- Stampin Up Circle Tab Punch, $18
WASHI TAPE – many of the vendors I’ve tagged sell this or include it in their kits. It’s a must! It’s beautiful, very forgiving, so easy to use and adds such a special touch to pages.
FABRICS and TRIMS – I love hunting for these on Etsy and in the most random places. I often keep fabric ties from gift wrapping and other purchases as well as shopping for special ribbons and trims.
PAPERS, EPHEMERA, FOILS – same as above, you can find these anywhere
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive Applicator (tape roller)
- Glue Pen – great for small embellishments and details.
Printables and Kits
Illustrated Faith Print and Pray Shop
Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Kits
Creative Retreat Kits
The Faithful HeART Shop
Praise and Pray
Creative Faith Co
Scribbles on my Heart
Additional Recommended Vendors
- Local crafting stores such as Michaels, JoAnns and Hobby Lobby
- Dick Blick
- By the Well 4 God (Etsy Shop)