Amazing Acrylics: How To Enhance Your Bible Journaling With Paint

Posted on: 8 December 2021

There are several reasons why some people are hesitant to use acrylic paints when Bible journaling. They may be afraid that paints will be too messy or that they will make a mistake they cannot erase. However, when used properly, acrylic paints are not messy, and you can find a wide variety of acrylic paint colors as close as your local hardware or paint store.

Create a backdrop

Using acrylic paints to paint a backdrop for your art is a popular way to use them in Bible journaling. Think of your page as a canvas and choose a favorite color to paint a base. Once the paint is dry you can add stickers, washi tape, or other accents to complete your page.   

Identify books of the Bible  

Instead of using tabs, you can use acrylic paints to identify specific Bible chapters. Simply paint a thin strip of paint along the margin of your Bible at the beginning of each book of the Bible. This helps you identify each chapter but also makes a lovely and colorful addition to the edging of your Bible.

Paint over imperfections

If you make a mistake while creating a journal entry, you can use acrylic paints to hide imperfections. Acrylic paints are thick enough to provide good coverage. White acrylic paint can be brushed over individual words with a thin paintbrush to cover up grammar mistakes in your Bible.

Color coordinate your Bible

Create a unique color-coordinated system to use when you journal pages for specific topics. For instance, yellow could represent topics related to joy, red could be used for verses that contain warnings, and black could be used for passages of scripture relating to sin. This can help you locate verses easily when you need encouragement or guidance regarding life's issues.

Highlight specific verses                                            

Use acrylic paints in place of highlighters for making your favorite verses of scripture easy to find. Paint around the verse to make it stand out on the page. Remember to use a fine-tipped paintbrush for best results.

Adding acrylic paints to your Bible journaling tool kit is a smart investment. Not only will you find endless ways to use acrylic paints, but they will also make your pages stand out and grab attention. Acrylic paints can be found at your local hardware or paint store, are inexpensive, and will take your Bible journaling creativity to a new level.

For more information on paints, contact a paint store near you.