Well you don’t really need to hang it on the wall, but definitely frame it, draw a border around it, or place a banner over it. I’m talking about how you can highlight scripture in a simple and easy, straightforward way.
One of the things I think about, when trying to share the joy that is Bible journaling, is whether what I’m sharing enhances the process of journaling and whether it’s something that all skill levels can create, give or take a step.
When using this technique, at its most basic level, it can be easy enough for all skillsets to try. On the other hand, for those of you with more artistic talents, you can make it as intricate as your ability will allow.
Why Use Frames, Borders and Banners?
Frames, borders, and banners are meant to magnify God’s Word. Drawing these “boxes” around scripture helps it to stand out. Here you’ll find another reason to use a scripture notebook/journal. If you use your notebook regularly, you will have an array of verses to choose from.
I will be completely honest. Verse illustrations do not magically pop into my head every time I go to Bible journal. The truth is, sometimes I feel led to a specific verse and absolutely no illustration comes to mind. It’s in these moments, I will draw a frame, border, or banner to magnify the verse(s).
The “boxes” you draw around scripture are super versatile and simple. There are so many styles to choose from. Maybe instead of drawing lines, you draw dots around the verse. Maybe it’s hearts. Or maybe it’s dashes. The design choices are endless.
You can create these with a black pen. You can also use colored pens and pencils, crayons, paint, gelatos, and even a little bit of glitter. Plus, your “boxes” can be circles if you prefer. There are no rules when working with this technique or any other.
In -image 3- you can see I not only drew a slightly curved square shape around the scriptures, but I also added doodles to the top area of the frame. Then I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to add color and some shading. When I was happy with the look of the frame and it was completely dry, I stamped the date inside the frame.
There are a myriad of crafting supplies you can use when adding details; such as, diecuts, enamel pieces, stickers, and don’t forget a little glitter (maybe?). And that’s just off the top of my head. Like the designs, the embellishments and mediums you can use are endless.
Remember, the whole idea of frames, borders, and banners in Bible journaling is to emphasize those scriptures. Doing this will assist you in dwelling on God’s Word and lingering in it longer.
What are some other embellishments we can use to spotlight verses using this technique? Leave your ideas in the comments below. Plus, share your frames, borders, and banners on our Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/hispalette/