MY FAVORITE SUPPLIES
When you are just starting to create in your Bible don't spend a lot of money on art supplies. Use what you already have to start and then try new things as you gain confidence. To do a page all you really need is a pen.
What Bible Do You Use? I use a Journaling Bible when I want to draw and create art for the Lord. The version that I use is an ESV Single Column Journaling Bible by Crossway. These bibles have blank space on the left and right margins for drawing and writing. There are many different styles and versions of Journaling Bibles on the market. You can find them at Christian bookstores or online. In place of a Journaling Bible, you could always buy a used Bible at a thrift store or use a blank journal.
These are the art supplies that I use most when creating in my Bible:
- Mechanical Pencil
- Eraser - choose one that is white and designed for artists. Available at craft stores.
- Black Fine Line Pen - I like Micron Brand & Faber Castell Brand because they do not bleed through the page or react to water. Different size tips are available.
- Watercolor Paints
- Paint Brushes
- Water Brush - These are brushes that you can fill with water. Great for when you use watercolors
- Rubber Stamps - Illustrated Faith makes great rubber stamps to use in your Bible. Visit www.dayspring.com to purchase.
- Rubber Stamp Ink - I prefer Stazon Brand because it is waterproof and doesn't bleed. Pigment Inks are also good. Dye Inks tend to bleed so I don't use them in my Bible.
- Washi Tape
- Colored Pencils - I like Prismacolor brand - but really any brand is fine
- Stickers, Tabs, Die Cuts are fun embellishments to use on your pages