Collage Bible Journaling
The word collage simply means layers. This may include magazine cut outs, vellum, paper doilies, stickers, tags, and paper napkins. Acrylic paint, watercolors and gelatoes may be a part of a page composition.
February FEATURED ARTIST Jessica Meier
January FEATURED ARTIST SALLY SULCOVE
Since I started Bible journaling, I’ve been hoping that one day my style would emerge as an artist. I love to try new things and to incorporate the art of others into my Bible journaling. When Connie Denninger reached out to me about providing some examples, she asked for examples of collages. The focused request helped me to see what I like to do best: Collage!
Making a simple collage of stickers and paper pieces in the margins is a quick and easy way to do Bible journaling. I often find that as I play with the various elements of the collage that the verse speaks to me in new and unexpected ways, which is fun.
The trick to making a collage work is to use a simple color palate. Once you find some paper pieces or sticker that you like, look to your art supplies to find colors that either match well or contrast nicely with the colors in the materials you want to use. When using colors that contrast, you’ll know you have a good match when the piece you want to use pops against the color. I am always surprised about how few colors I need: usually no more than five. I like to use acrylic paint, water colors, and colored pencils with other elements.
Before bed, I usually read the passage that I will journal in the morning. I gather some materials and set them out on my kitchen table. In the morning, before I start my day, I take a few minutes to have a cup of coffee and put a page together in my Bible. This always puts me in a good mood for whatever the day holds!