Over the past few weeks, some of the members of our facebook group have asked me to put together a tutorial. I’ve never done a tutorial before, so this was a whole new learning curve for me. In fact at the end of the first video, the camera is upside down. LOL~! Live and learn, right?
I really enjoyed making these, so you might want to subscribe to my channel, since I’m sure I’l be creating some more.
One page from start to finish takes a couple of hours for me, so I’ve broken the series down into four separate videos:
1) Simple Lettering Techniques
2) Easy to Draw Banners and Roses
3) Painting with Acrylics Pt. 1
4) Painting with Acrylics Pt. 2
Note: At the bottom of this page, I’ve included a list of the supplies that I use.
Also note that you can find us journaling on facebook here: Bible Journaling
And our Instagram hashtag is #drawingcloser
Bible Journaling – Drawing a Simple Scroll and Roses
Bible Journaling – Acrylic Painting Pt. 1
Bible Journaling – Acrylic Painting Pt. 2
Suggested Supplies for Bible Journaling:
Please note, these are only suggestions. You can certainly save money by using supplies that you have at home like pencil crayons and a simple notebook. These recommendations are for those who are looking for some instruction and guidance.
KJV Journaling Bible This is the one I use. My favorite! There are other ones on Amazon too. So you might dig around a bit to find your favorite.
A sharp pencil
Acrylic Paint – I don’t see my set on Amazon (I’m in Canada), but this one is almost identical –
Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Tube 48-Piece Set
If you prefer to paint with watercolor pencils, that’s great–I love them too! You can find a link to those below.
Note: You might want to check the dollar store too, because our dollar store carries acrylic paint. It’s thinner and there aren’t as many colors to choose from, but it’s still pretty awesome!
A Plastic Paint Palette – I used to use a plastic lid, until I found out how cheap these were!
Art Alternatives Paint Tray Palette, 10 Wells with Thumb Hole
Paint Brushes – Since I used a variety of paint brushes, I recommend a value pack like this one:
Royal Brush Manufacturing Royal and Langnickel Zip N’ Close 12-Piece Brush Set in Vinyl Pouch
2 PACK – Pigma Micron Pen .25mm Open Stock-Black – I absolutely LOVE this pen! I started with a different pen, but once I got a hold of this one, I was hooked. My lines are so much cleaner, and I can add small details.
Other Supplies I often Use:
General Pencil Kimberly Watercolor Pencils, 24 Per Package – Under $20.00 for a pack of watercolor pencils. These are a great deal! You can definitely start with them. I use them daily.
Da Vinci Watercolor Paint Brush Size 8 – I don’t see my exact paint brush on Amazon, but this one is very similar. I had no idea what to buy, but now I do. It must have that nice tapered edge so you can get into little places with it.
Gel Ink Pen White – I just picked this up yesterday. Where has it been all my life? This is great for adding little white spots over the paint, like polka dots on a dress, whites in the eyes, etc. OR if you make a little mistake in your lettering, it’s like a little dab of white out. Really awesome pen!!
Derwent Drawing Pencils, Inktense, 4mm Core, Metal Tin, Watercolor, 24 Per Pack (0700929) – These cost a bit more than the Kimberly. I use them alongside the Kimberly pencils because they are vibrant. They also blend a bit better because of the quality. However, you do not need these to create nice images.
And if you are looking to doodle on watercolor paper. This is the pad I’m using: Canson Watercolor Paper Pad, 30-Sheet, 9-Inch by 12-Inch, X-Large I used this paper on the clock and for the images I painted. This paper is also the perfect thickness for creating a birthday card.
Note: I’m using Amazon affiliate links in this post. It doesn’t affect the price at all, but does provide me with a small commission if the products are purchased. On that note–I only post products I truly believe in and love.