My Illustrated Faith



There’s a movement of sorts spreading like wildfire that I recently joined in on. Journaling Bibles and “Illustrated Faith.” You can find so many beautiful examples online- Pinterest and Instagram, especially. 



I’ve been sharing the pages of my Bible studies online and had so many questions about techniques and supplies, so I thought I’d try to answer some questions here. 



First off, the journaling Bible I purchased was this one from amazon. It looks like it’s sold out, but a quick search for “journaling Bible” brings up tons of options. 

As far as supplies go, this would totally be a personal preference thing. I’ve used watercolors, markers, colored pencils, chalk pastels, and stickers. 





These are the utensils I’ve found I use most. Watercolor tip: the least amount of water you can use, the better. Chalk pastels are awesome. You can use them all over the pages, vibrant color, and the pages won’t wrinkle or bleed through. If you don’t have chalk pastels, try using colored chalk instead. Very similar results. 

The best thing about this process is my renewed desire to get into the Word. I’m forced to slow down and take away something to think about for the rest of the day, and it’s great for memorization! 

My little buddy likes to get involved too. This is the most interested he’s been in art in months. I’m loving having him here next to me while I journal. 



If you have more questions, please let me know in the comments! I have a feeling this new passion will stick around a while. 

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2 thoughts on “My Illustrated Faith

  1. Love it!

    Hey Steph, Do you use any kind of setting spray on the pastels? I was wondering if they smear or transfer onto the facing page?

    • I haven’t yet! I do in normal artwork, but for these I haven’t because the opposing pages are also colored. Any smearing or transferring would be fine for me in this situation. If you were wanting to make sure they didn’t smear or transfer, I’m sure fixative would work as long as it’s not sprayed on too heavily.

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