I like to keep things simple, knowing that many Christians might want to begin Bible journaling but don’t have a studio full of art supplies, and no idea where to begin.

Bible Journaling shouldn’t be an art causes you have to spend hundreds of dollars on stickers and paints and page prep – before even starting on a page! 

Below I’ve listed a few of my favorite tools for creating…with some links to find them. (You may find plenty in your local art supply store or even a drugstore or dollar store!)


Journaling Bibles

Bibles are a personal choice – do you want interleaved? Columns on the sides? Or wide columns like the Illustrating Bible (not in the video below)? What translation? Is the cover design important to you? These are the ones I have; know that the publishing industry is ALWAYS adding new Bibles, so check the categories that are bolded here to see the latest that are available.

See the video below for more info, too.

  • Journal the Word Bible CBD <—my main Bible
  • All Journaling Bibles, Dayspring  – DS
  • All Journaling Bibles, Christianbook – CBD
  • Inspire (preprint) Bible – Tyndale
  • Illuminated Bible (Goldleaf) – CBD
  • Single column Journaling Bible – CBD
  • Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible (light drawings) – CBD
  • Illustrating Bible (wide columns) – DS


My favorite for Bible journaling is watercolor; while I’ve listed one simple link below, check out the watercolor lesson in this class for much more about Daniel Smith paints etc. And you can check out the lessons on each of these mediums (watercolor, watercolor pencil, pencil) in this class. None of these require page prep of any kind.

  • Daniel Smith Watercolors, set of 6 you can mix on a plate or squeeze into a palette – AMZ or BLICK
  • Watercolor Pencils:
  • Colored Pencils:


A few other special treasures are listed below…I use baby wipes to move both watercolor and watercolor pencils! (See some of the videos for details.) The iron is for after your piece is finished: place computer paper above and below the wrinkly page and iron for 15 sec on a medium to cotton kind of setting. Keep it moving so the page won’t burn.

  • Silver Brush Black Velvet Round 8 – AMZ or BLICK
  • Kneaded Eraser AMZ or BLICK
  • Darice Vellum instead of tracing paper – AMZ
  • Set of Micron pens, waterproof AMZ or BLICK
  • Signo Uniball White Pens – AMZ or BLICK
  • A regular old clothing iron