During September, some daily bible verse account on Instagram posted a bible verse per day for a week on Anxiety. I took this as a Bible Journaling Challenge of sorts and wrote down the scripture references on a note card. Each day, I would pull out my bible and open it to one of these verses. Some were well known to me and served as a nice reminder; others were completely new to me.
My main motivation in Bible Art or Journaling is to learn and memorize more scripture. By visualizing the pages I want to create or have created or have seen someone else create, I can connect with and stay with that scripture longer.
In this challenge I also wanted to expand my painting into the pages. This is hard for me because I want to be able to read the words after the paint is dry. On this page, I used washi tape to cover the verse I was focused on and then used watercolor over the page. After it was dry, I removed the washi tape carefully and the absence of paint highlighted the scripture.
I used a similar paint technique here with the heart stencil.
Again, a similar painting technique, but this time using a ruler to get the perfect straight edges.
On this page, I had some bleed through from the opposite side and chose just to watercolor over a large portion of text.
I really enjoyed focusing on a few verses related to a specific topic and will be doing this again. There are many verses on anxiety so it was nice to have some already selected for me. The verses I have shown here are Psalm 56:3 , Proverbs 12:25 , Isaiah 35:4 & Matthew 6:25 .