I know you’ve seen those beautiful hand-lettered quotes of Bible verses on Pinterest and thought, “I’ll just print these because I could never do that myself.” Well, think again! Today, I’m sharing your new best friend – the Bible Journaling quote formula. Let’s be clear about one thing first. I hate math, but there can be formulas in creative things too! I believe that Bible journaling is a great way to highlight a specific verse, link a quote you found somewhere else, or recap what you’ve learned. But it doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming.
BIBLE JOURNALING QUOTE FORMULA
Use this simple, five-step Bible journaling quote formula, and you’ll be journaling like a pro in no time!
STEP ONE: Choose a verse or quote.
STEP TWO: Write it on a separate sheet of paper with similar dimensions. For example, if the verse in going in the margin of your Bible, draw a tall and skinny rectangle on your scrap paper before writing the verse inside. Highlight or mark the important words that should stand out on the page.
STEP THREE: Choose one print style for the non-highlighted words.
STEP FOUR: Choose one or two accent styles for the highlighted words.
STEP FIVE: Write the verse in pencil before tracing over it with pen and marker.
TAKE IT FURTHER
As you get more practice, you won’t need step two as much. You can also start to combine more than one print style with several accent styles. You can see below that I wrote the same quote two different ways. Both have one print style and two accent styles from the same column. I haven’t mixed styles from both columns before, but try it for yourself if you’re curious! Now that you have this Bible journaling quote formula, I can’t wait to see the awesome things you do with it! Make sure to share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #cmariecollective!
If you get comfortable with these styles and are looking for more, search “bullet journal headings” on Pinterest. You will find so many new styles to try!
Say there’s a font you love or a drawing that would be perfect, but you don’t have the time or skill to replicate it on your own. Type out the words you need or save the photo. Bring it up on your computer or phone screen. Place your Bible page on top of the screen, and trace! That’s how I drew the girl at the bottom of the quote below.
Are you interested in Bible Journaling but unsure of what tools are helpful? Find out what’s inside my bedside Bible journaling box here!
Don’t forget to save this guide on Pinterest so that you can come back to it!