How to Start Bible Journaling for Beginners
Maybe you’re not an artist. And maybe you don’t have an arsenal of artistic skills beneath your belt. But one thing is sure- it’s your heart’s desire to combine your creativity with your faith and you’ve GOT to do it! As a fellow creative- I CAN relate!. That’s why I’ve compiled these great tips for you to learn How to Start Bible Journaling for Beginners.
It doesn’t have to be difficult and it doesn’t have to be impossible. I’m convinced that anyone with desire can start journaling your faith today.
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It might seem silly to you but its true Choking might be the single factor that most don’t get started in their creative journey of journaling in their bible.
So stop the hesitation.
Silence the doubt.
Take a deep breath and don’t let fear paralyze you.
Throw out the fear and gather your supplies.
Just get started!
Realize that you will make mistakes
Making a mistake is literally the worst thing that can happen. That doesn’t make it seem so bad, does it? And believe me, it will happen. The best thing to do is accept it. If you’re writing in the margin of your bible, you can always cover it with white out or a sticker If you’re journaling with paint, you can always swipe more paint over it to cover your oopsie. In a pinch, I’ve even covered the entire margin with a piece of paper as you can see in this blog post. (There really IS a way to cover ALL mistakes!)
One thing is for sure- we aren’t perfect people.
Large scale art journaling can be overwhelming and intimidating.
One of the reasons I love micro bible journaling is that it’s simple and can be done in the margins of any bible- you don’t even need a special journaling bible. You can incorporate doodles, stickers or simple notes. It’s really up to you. I love the freedom of micro journaling in my bible!
If you’ve been on Instagram or Facebook for any length of time you’ve seen the lovely work of other bible journalers. Perhaps they have been to art school or maybe they are simply talented.
Don’t let that stop you from pouring your creative heart out to the One who is your God. God isn’t looking at your best work. Nor is He comparing your work another. He’s looking at your heart of worship.
Your worship is your expression and shouldn’t look like the work of any other.
Add Ephemera and Die Cuts
Ephemera and die cuts are an easy way to easily add color and creativity to your bible journaling pages. One of my favorite companies to purchase die cuts is Illustrated Faith. You can find a vast array of their die cut themes on Amazon and they are reasonably priced. I’ve never purchased a set that I don’t love. They are very versatile and can also be used for faith journaling as well. Tim Holz also has some vintage looking die cuts for bible journaling that are gorgeous.
Use premade kits
The beauty of premade bible journaling kits is that they give you fresh inspiration and allow you to open the doors of creativity and make something that you wouldn’t normally think of while faith journaling.
I love to use these die cuts from Illustrated Faith and they come with scripture verses on the back side where you can use them to journal.
Use Coloring Pages
An easy way to add artistic flair is by using coloring pages in your personal bible journaling for your personal use. (commercial use is forbidden due to copyright issues). It gives a lovely result in a very short amount of time!
Practice Daily Bible Journaling
Creativity is like a muscle. The more you use it, the more skill you will gain. Journaling your faith will become easier and easier the more you do it!
Printables are a quick and easy way to get you started and creating in your bible, There are many ways to use them and I have both traced and/or glued them into the margins of my journaling bibles. I have designed my own Bible journaling printable based off the account of Peter walking on the water and it is my gift to you!
Use Tip ins
Journaling Your Faith Challenge
I hope this How to Start Bible Journaling for Beginners has challenged you to realize that you CAN journal your faith! I’m convinced that anyone can bible journal and it doesn’t take any special talent.
I’d love to see the creative work of your hands so please leave a comment with your url or hashtag me on social media- #embracingthelovely
Embrace the Lovely and Create for His Glory!
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