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Bible Journaling Friday and a Free Printable!

Last week I told you that I’d have the “As for me and my house” printable for you. You can find that one at the bottom of this post. Next week I’ll give you a copy of this 1 Cor. 13:4 image,  “Birdhouse in a Tree.” Again, I have to scan it at high resolution and and fix some of the shadows before it’s ready to print. So I’ll work on that one this week. Don’t forget to come back. 😀

Oh! One more thing… I created a page on Facebook for us, so that I can see YOUR pages. We can ask each other questions and share our doodles!

Click here to join the group


Now for the Bible entries I’ve been working on this week!

These are done with watercolor pencils directly on the page.
I don’t use too much water, and it’s fine!


This next one is so dark and muddy looking. I forgot to take the photo during the day. Argh!


Click the image below to view and print a high resolution 8 x 10


Suggested Supplies for Bible Journaling: 


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
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.
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. 


  • Dede

    I am enjoying the free printables, so thank you for taking the time to provide them. Looking forward to next week’s.

  • Denise

    Thank you for sharing all this with us Darlene! Truly Blessed by it!!
    Looking forward to all God has in store for us All with our doodling creations we share together on Facebook.

  • Kay Emerson

    Doesn’t God work in wonderful ways? I have been browsing the Amazon books for Homemaking guides, and found your books. I was thrilled. I have been married for over 30 years and from the first day I always knew I was a 50’s homemaker in the 1980s. I went to this site as soon as I saw it in your book. Such a great idea! Bringing more of Christ in the marriage is such a nice fit. I am looking forward to enjoying more of your work and my time here.

  • Karen

    Hi Darlene,
    Your writing is amazing and your art work is incredible. Thank you for sharing and for your Marriage prayers – Marriage and family are under such attack and we will fight with God’s Word and His truth.

    Question about using watercolor pencils on your Bible pages, do you use water too, your colors are so vibrant but not sure what the water will do to the Bible page.

    Thank you and abundant blessings to you!


    • Darlene Schacht

      Karen, the water is totally fine on the page. I use water with my watercolor pencils. If you watch the fourth tutorial you’ll see that i use a ton of water on this and it doesn’t show through. The only thing is that the page is fragile when wet. It dries quickly however.

    • Darlene Schacht

      I find that all pens bleed a bit unfortunately, but the best, and my favorite is Micron 01 for lettering and 05 for outlining. You could use a black pencil crayon if you don’t want bleed. That would work too!

  • Cheryl

    Hi Darlene,

    Your work is beautiful! Do you have these printables available still? We would love to color them if you do. Thank you! =)


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