Bible Journaling with Gel Press®

Good Morning Creatives!

Today I am continuing my Bible Journaling Series featuring Gel Press® Mono Printing Products. 

NOTE: I ALWAYS prep my pages with a clear gesso to protect and strengthen my page. 🙂 Two of my favorite brands are: Liquitex and The Crafter’s Workshop.

Using Leftover Gel Press® Pieces

If you are like me, you are constantly making fun prints and don’t always use all of them.

This entry was all about using those little bits and pieces that are leftover to make a fun heart collage.

I used my Derwent Inktense blocks for the background as to add definition to the hearts. Illustrated Faith letters finished up my page.

You can read more about this page on the Gel Press® blog: Using Leftover Monoprinting Scraps in Bible Journaling. 

Using Gel Press® Petite Plates in

90% of the time, I am a “don’t cover the words” kind of girl when it comes to my Bible Journaling. Gel Press’s Petite Plates are still just a little too big for the margins, but if you strategically place them and use a thinner paint, like DecoArt Fluid Acrylics, they can be easily used in bible journaling.

This page was actually created while demoing in the Gel Press® booth at Creativation earlier this year.

Full Page Bible Journaling

If you have researched Bible Journaling at all you know that most journaling bibles are made with a wider margin than “normal” bibles.

However, there is a different type of journaling bibles that are called “interleaved” where it is printed in a way where there is a full page of scripture followed by a completely blank page and so on. This is a great option if you want to journal bigger than just a margin size entry.

Here is a recently entry in my interleaved journaling bible.


I used my 8×10 Gel Press™ Plate for the background and my small circle petite plate for the accents.

Occasional Bible Serendipity

You do occasionally however get a few “full” page options in normal journaling bibles, like this page in Micah.

There aren’t a lot in a normal journaling bible, but there are a few.

Closing Thoughts

There are many different styles of Bible Journaling. I believe it should be a reflection of who you are.

If you like to draw, then draw.

If you like to write typography, write typography.

If you are like me and you like things messy and more mixed media, then your bible journaling entries should reflect that.


I hope you will continue to follow my inspiration series as we close out 2017 and ring in a faith-filled 2018.

Until next time.




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