How to Create Amazing Bible Journal Pages with More Confidence

I am a living stone!

This week I'm excited to host the creative prompt for the His Kingdom Come Community which is comprised of a group of christian creatives who provide resources for art journaling, devotions, creative tutorials, classes and more.  I am one of many artists contributing to Take Me Deeper-DNA 2016.

I selected "I Am a Living Stone" for my theme.  I am reminded of what Peter tells us:

As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
— 1 Peter 2:4–5
 
Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Bible Journaling My Way

I've admired a variety of Bible journaling artists over the last couple of years, so when I was invited to participate in this challenge, I was eager to say yes.  I approached my contribution much like I art journal with a blend of paint, stamping, collage and sewing.  Rather than journaling in a Bible I chose to use a handmade journal.  I photo copied the scripture (page in the Bible) and glued it onto a page in my journal.  I worked in my own style and method for a unique perspective that I hope will inspire you!



Follow along with my step-by-step tutorial for creating layered and messy mixed media Bible Journal pages with confidence!! 

Let's Get Started!

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

One: Gather random text colored papers.  Stamp images (I like these because they reminded me of stones) with black ink on to text paper.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Two: Adhere text and colored papers to your journal page with glue.  Using white acrylic paint, smooth over the page with a palette knife.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Three: Photocopy the page in your Bible with your selected verse and adhere to page with adhesive.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Four:  Using a Stabilo pencil add random marks around the page. Make marks with a regular pencil.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Five:  Add colored stickers to the page.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Six: Add relevant image(s) with adhesive.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Seven: Create a little stack with random papers and stamped images and stitch, leaving loose threads.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Eight: Punch a hole in a tab, add a piece of sari or other type of ribbon. Attach the tab to the page with tiny attacher.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Nine: Add number stickers to highlight chapter and verse.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Ten: Add doodles and stamped image to enhance the page.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Eleven: Using a black pen, add doodle marks to the page.  Use a Bic Wite-Out Pen to add white doodles.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Twelve: Using watercolor in a bright, complimentary color, highlight the verse you have selected.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Thirteen: Write or cut out words from a magazine or old book to create your statement.

Mixed media style Bible Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith.  In this step-by-step tutorial Roben-Marie brings her style to the hot trend that is Bible Journaling.  Part of the 2016 I Am Project sponsored by Take Me Deeper. @robenmarie

Fourteen: Use pen, pencil and crayons to doodle and finish the page.


I love it when things are happening while I create that are not immediately noticeable to me.  

•The picture of the rocks was torn from an Anthropologie Magazine. The rocks caught my eye and only later did I "see" the wooden cross in the bottom left of the photo.

The stamps I chose are among my favorites and I use them a lot, but when I started placing them around the page, I realized how much they looked like stones.

 

Are You Interested in Learning More?

After participating in this project I see how easy it is to incorporate the concept of Bible Journaling into my own style of art journaling.  I love that I can create in a way I am comfortable with and express myself confidently.

So, if there is enough interest in a mixed media, messy kind of artsy approach to Bible Journaling then I will take all these ideas swirling around in my brain and see what I come up!  If you are interested then let me know by signing up below and you will be the first to know about it!  No commitments... You just say, "Yeah, I want to know what you come up with!"

Thanks so much for dropping by my space and I hope you were not only inspired but blessed by your visit. Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions or would like to share anything with me!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie


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