Their has been a wave of activity surrounding bible journaling. Extra large margins in bibles now allow for people to create and draw until their hearts content. It's a beautiful thing to see but I know I'll never create that! I'm better as a paint, doodle, and stick some washi tape or stickers on something.
These are the journals we use. I love them because they are heavy cardstock inside and won't bleed through to the next page. (Link from amazon)
We buy paints from Michaels or Wal-mart. Any acrylic paint is fine. Mostly we are sticking with washi tape, I just pick up a few rolls when I'm at Wal-mart, and then ABC stickers. We've used poster size down to regular scrapbooking scissors. I also use sharpie markers for writing.
I'm going to give you a little picture tutorial on how we do it.
I write or sticker where I want my verse, or words, or song to be first. Then I paint the first color on, in this one I smashed the two pages together which I didn't end up liking.
I waited 5 minutes for it all to dry and then put the polka dots on the top.
I then went to the computer and typed the verse out while it was all drying. I added the crosses after and then glued the verses on.
Once dry I added the washi tape. Very easy! I usually stick a marker in the spine while drying to the pages don't shut and glue together.
Here's a few more I've done and Alli too. She does hers daily.
So I've done two and a cover. haha
These are Alli's-
She painted over the stickers and then peeled them off here.
Clearly we paint a lot of songs. Art for us is free therapy. It takes us to our happy place. Give it a try, it may have the same effect on you!