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Christmas Bible Journaling


Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to
those on whom his favor rests.
Luke 2:14

Today I have a simple treat for you…a page in my Interleaved Bible. I pray you all have a beautiful celebration with your friends and family!

Christmas Bible Journaling

While it just didn’t seem right to do a voiceover (and a 3 hour video!) for Christmas, below are a few notes regarding the creation of this page. Or…just watch this very short video, and get back to your family celebrations! See it in HD on YouTube HERE.

Process Narrative & supply links

There’s no voiceover, but I’ve included some notes about what I did as I wrote up the supply list.

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

  1. No page prep was used here – nor do I ever prep pages. Watercolor pencil doesn’t go through the paper.
  2. This is an Interleaved Journaling Bible  – it has a blank page in between every other page on the same Bible paper. It means this Bible is double the thickness of other Bibles since it has twice the paper.
  3. I used Museum Aquarelle pencils for this page, and sorry – I didn’t write down the colors.
  4. I spread the color only with baby wipes. I had two handy, one wetter and another drier, depending on whether I wanted a watery or chalky look. This keeps moisture to a dull roar on the thin paper.
  5. I ironed the page in between different stages, both to dry it and flatten it.
  6. Layers of color build up to intensify on the page; this works with many brands of watercolor pencils.
  7. The white paint is just acrylic, and the brush is a #6 round. I used a white pencil to sketch in the lettering before starting to paint.
  8. If you want more info on Bible Journaling, there’s an inexpensive class HERE.

Have a merry Christmas!

29 thoughts on “Christmas Bible Journaling

  1. You are marvellous. You just whisp around your color pencil
    and Miracles are created just before your eyes.
    You do not have to look for your Spiritual Gift any more:
    this is it !!

  2. This is stunning. I was watching this video and my husband who’s not interested in watching coloring videos or even whatever I do, turned and said ‘Wow. This is amazing!’ 🙂

  3. This is gorgeous! I often think you should illustrate children’s book and that is especially true with this beautiful rendering. Hope you had a nice Christmas. 🙂

  4. Praise God for all He has done! And also, I give thanksgiving to Him for He has bestowed such talent to you and that you share your talents with us. So beautiful, it has left me in tears. God bless you always.

  5. Sandy, I love watching your work all the time. A lot of time, I fool myself in thinking I can do some of the stamping projects. But this page is so absolutely beautiful that I cannot express how it makes feel. You are so talented and we are so blessed that you share it with us. It is such a joy that you express your love for God which is so refreshing. Sometimes I think we are so outnumbered by faithless people, but you and many other bloggers are such witnesses for Him. Thank you, thank you. I pray that 2017 will be a great year. Hope your cold etc is all better after your traveling. God bless you.

  6. Beautiful! Thank you!

  7. What a pleasure to watch you paint this wonderful scene! You are so talented, Sandy.
    Have a very Merry Christmas with your doggies and family. May 2017 bring you peace and joy.

  8. Just beautiful! You are amazing. Have a Merry Christmas!

  9. Absolutely stunning! May I ask what heat you set the iron on to dry and flatten the pages in between? Merry Christmas to you, the pups and Punch! God bless you and bring you to a wonderful 2017!

    1. It’s on high, just a quick pass works fast.

  10. This is so AMAZING and I enjoyed watching you work Sandy!

  11. What a lovely gift of thanks and grace to our Lord and to us for being able to watch the creativity of artistic conversation flow. Have a blessed Christmas!

  12. What a beautiful, calm moment in this busy season. Thank you for all the time you devote to us and for sharing your faith with us. Rest and enjoy the time with your family.

  13. Thank You! Your drawing gave us the true meaning of the season. We can never hear or see it too much. Your Bible will be a treasure. You are so blessed to have talent like that! We are blessed that you share it with us! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! That you for all you do! You are one of my favorite bloggers.

  14. Breathtaking. I want to wish you a Blessed Christmas and enjoy your time with family.

  15. Just beautiful, Sandy. Merry Christmas and all the best in 2017! If travels bring you to Ohio, let me know. 🙂

  16. Beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your children. May you all have a pawsome good time.

  17. Gorgeous watercolor! Merry Christmas Sandy!

  18. Here’s hoping you and puppies have a wonderful Christmas and an awesome New Year! Thank you for all the videos and posts. You have helped so many of us and inspired us to just give it a try and for that THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

  19. Absolutely lovely!

  20. Beautiful art for Christmas! thank you for sharing it!

  21. Just so much of this I love!! TY for sharing your gift. You’ve definitely been blessed.

  22. Wow! Just Wow! You are amazing to watch. All of your work is beautiful, but this one just stunned me. Maybe because it is the Christmas scene. Glory to God indeed. Thank you for all you do for us. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas for you and your family and friends.

  23. Peace and joy to you, also. Thank you for this beautiful gift.

  24. You are such an amazing artist. I love watching your beautiful works come to life.

  25. You filled my heart, and now I’m speechless.

  26. What a beautiful message and drawing, thank you.
    Merry Christmas

  27. Beautiful!

  28. It’s beautiful to watch this scene come alive before our eyes. Your love for our Lord shows through your work.
    I pray that you will have a blessed Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.

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