Following are links to a few of my personal favorite Bible art journaling supplies. Be sure to check out the list of resources below the supplies for links to YouTube tutorials and helpful websites.

SUPPLIES

Bibles

Art journaling Bibles typically have a wide outer margin. The one I use is the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Black), which has 2″ ruled margins for writing. The Inspire Bible NLT: The Bible for Creative Journaling includes illustrations throughout if you want to start out slowly with coloring or embellishing without drawing yourself. For the ultimate in Bible journaling white space, check out the ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition. This Bible includes a full blank page on every other page of the Bible, making it so that you don’t ever need to draw or paint over any of the Bible text if you don’t want to!

Art Supplies (Misc)

If you’re going to paint over your Bible pages, I recommend applying a thin coat of clear gesso to the page beforehand. This is the brand I use: Art Basics Clear Gesso
You can find a wide variety of the following art journaling supplies at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, or Target:
  • Washi Tape
  • Stamps
  • Stickers
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Calligraphy pens

These are all great tools to use to embellish your pages. Obviously, you can also order any of these from Amazon, but you’re likely to save money by finding them locally.

 

Watercolors

I love using watercolors—either by themselves or along with acrylic paint—on my Bible pages. These are the ones that I’ve invested in:

 

Pens

Fine-tipped pens are a must for art journaling and these are a great buy: Pigma Micron Bible Study Kit (6-pack). I like the contrast of using ultra fine-tipped pens with wider, brush-like calligraphy pens (which I typically buy at Hobby Lobby).

Fonts

Calligraphy fonts are all the rage right now. If you want to incorporate some of them in your pages, you may want to check out the Free Fonts from this site. Another source for high quality free fonts is Font Squirrel.

OTHER RESOURCES

Rebekah Jones was the first Bible art journaler that I discovered and she has a wealth of information on her blog. Not only does she do in-depth tutorials on methods, but she also leads a Bible art journaling challenge with prompts. Check her out here!
Shanna Noel is the founder of Illustrated Faith, which is an incredible website and cottage industry of Bible art journaling supplies and inspiration. You can now buy Illustrated Faith supplies through Dayspring, but my favorite thing to do is to browse her Instagram feed for inspirational photos.
My favorite scripture bookmarks are designed by the very talented Karla Dornacher. You can find her Etsy shop here, which features a wide variety of inspirational art, including coloring books and art prints (these make beautiful gifts!).