Bible Art Journaling with our "Grace" Stamps!
Bible art journaling is a great way to meditate on God's word while being creative. If you have a Bible for journaling, meaning it has a wide margin on the edges of the pages, you can stamp, write, color, doodle - whatever you want to do!
I've chosen to use two of our stamps designed by artist Grace Thompson! They are whimsical farm animals.
The first verse I chose is Isaiah 30:23-24, which says, "And He will give rain for the seed with which you sow the ground, and bread, the produce of the ground, which will be rich and plenteous. In that day your livestock will graze in large pastures, and the oxen and the donkeys that work the ground will eat seasoned fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork." This verse talks about the bounty that God provides, and His providing for the farm animals. This reminds me of our Happy Pastures stamp!
I stamped the image in black ink above the verse in my Bible, and the first 2/3 of the page gives an extra wide margin in my version. I don't mind the stamp going over in to the words, as you can still read the verses. I colored the image using our recycled colored pencils, and used craft chalks to add light color in the face of the cow and around the image. The stamped image bleeds slightly through the page - another option would be to stamp the image on card stock or printer paper, and then trace it on to the page with a micron pen, or other black pen. I then highlighted the verse in the Bible using a colored pencil.
The second verse I chose is Proverbs 27:23-24 - "Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herd, for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?" Our Princess Pig stamp, which is a pig with a crown, seemed perfect for this verse! This passage in Proverbs is telling us to take care of what's important to us, if we don't want these things to dwindle away!
I stamped this image in black ink, and again, if you'd prefer for it not to bleed, you can stamp on another paper and trace the image. Stamping with black ink doesn't bleed through a lot, but you can see the image. I then used chalks to add color to the pig, the crown, and around the image. You can also used colored pencils!
Relax and enjoy spending more time in your Bible!