My simple Bible Journaling supplies

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. It shouldn’t be an art that means you have to spend hundreds of dollars on stickers and paints and page prep – before even starting on a page!

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.

  • Journal the Word Bible CBD <—my main Bible
  • Journaling Bibles, Dayspring  – DS
  • Journaling Bibles, ChristianbookCBD
  • 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 – EH
  • Albrecht Durer by Faber Castell
  • Inktense by Derwent:
  • Prismacolor Pencils :
  • Polychromos Pencils:
    • Singles  DB
  • PhMartins Hydrus Watercolors :

Miscellaneous items:

  • Silver Brush Black Velvet Round 8 – EH or BLICK
  • Kneaded Eraser EH or BLICK
  • Darice Vellum instead of tracing paper – AMZ
  • Micron pens, waterproof BLICK
  • Signo Uniball White Pens – AMZ
  • Iron – for flattening pages!