Thursday, March 17, 2016

Creative Bible Journaling

I've started a new creative process called Creative Bible Journaling.  I purchased a Bible that is specifically for journaling and will be creating in the margins (though some create on the entire page).  I've just finished my first, very simple, page and I really like it.  I've made some rookie mistakes that I'm really okay with making simple because I'm full of flaws and this process will be full of flaws too so I'm just going with it!  I thought the beginning would be a great place to start so presenting my first creative page on the first page of scripture in my journaling Bible!
 First thing I did was purchase a journaling Bible.  You can see that they pages are only one column and leave much room on the side to journal.  After a little research I decided to go with Prismacolor Premier colored pencils for my coloring as I didn't want it to bleed though.  Well, the no bleed through went right on out the window when I stamped the globe in back and it bled though...flaw #1 (and that is the last one I numbered...lol).  I didn't want to have to use a prep material of any sort as i don't really create with a ton of forethought and most preparation materials require time to dry (or a dryer of some sort) but I guess I'll have to change that plan.  I ordered clear gesso for the meantime and will see how that works on the next try.
 The stamps I used for this page are from Jaded Blossom (the world) and from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (they have a whole new line just for Creative Bible Journaling!).  I've used Dew Drop inks and colored with the Prismacolor pencils and then blended the colors with their blender pencil.  I'm pretty unfamiliar with the pencils so they will take a bit to get used to but hey...we all learn new stuff everyday, right?
And here it is 'finished' (not really because I didn't like how the green flowered looked so I just took an eraser that I got with a prismacolor kit and erased it a bit and it doesn't look so out of place now).  I'm actually super pleased at my first try and it has really encouraged me to continue on. 

I think I'll be doing a page a week based on the Bible Study memory verse that I'm learning for the week.  I'm also going to be dating all the creative journaling that I'll be doing so that I can see how my art changes over time. 

I would love to hear your constructive feedback if you'd like to leave a comment!

4 comments:

Katie Skiff said...

Yay Lorie, I too have become addicted to this. Its amazing. :) excited to see what you share, I'm doing mine on Fridays.

Sin City Chix said...

I really admire you. I've seen some awesome journaling bibles. Can't wait to go on your journey too! I need to read my bible.

Sin City Chix said...

I really admire you. I've seen some awesome journaling bibles. Can't wait to go on your journey too! I need to read my bible.

Kandy Krazee said...

Wow, what a great idea! So inspirational! Thank for sharing.