Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Journaling Bible Review
This Bible has a nice cover and good binding. The 1 3/4 inch margins are perfect for adding journaling & prayers, illustrations, stickers and die cuts.
The print in this Bible is easy to read. I can even read it when I cover it with various products. (Some Bible journalers cover the text so that it is not readable. This is perfectly acceptable since typically the journaling Bible is not the only Bible the individual owns. However, my personal preference is to retain the ability to read the text.)
The page below was first coated with the Dylusions Pure Sunshine paint. I used a dauber with a Gelato to add the circles using a Crafter's Workshop template. The border is stamped using Powder Puff inks and an Inky Antics stamp. I then used watercolors to paint the Elizabeth Craft Designs gold sticker, along with letter stickers and a marker to add my journaling. [None of these items bleed through the page - another factor that I consider when choosing products for my Bible journaling.]
There are blank pages before the beginning of some of the books, which are perfect for full-page illustrations. On the blank page before the Gospel of Luke in my Bible, I adhered the free printable I created for my email list this past December. The tab and Jesus label were also part of the free printable. As I often do, I used a Micron pen for journaling and added the date with PowderPuff ink and a date stamp.
I'm often asked what Bible I recommend for illustrated Bible journaling. While I enjoy this particular Bible, I believe that choosing a Bible is very personal. There are a myriad of journaling Bibles available these days. My recommendation is to find a Bible:
(1) in a version you enjoy reading,
(2) in a format you like,
(3) in a price range that fits your budget.
Do you journal and/or illustrated in your Bible? Which Bible do you use?