Spiritual Journal Spread, by Jamie Pate.
Hi, Jamie here. I have a confession to make. I own a journaling Bible, but I am afraid to actually art journal IN said Bible. Is there a name for those like me? Cause I simply just can't be alone on this fear. Perhaps there is Non-Journalers Anonymous I could attend to get over this phobia. Can I get an amen?
Well, what I'm NOT afraid of is getting in the Word every day and spending time with my spiritual journal and writing and quoting and drawing and ... well, let me just show you.
This is one of my planners turned journal. A spiritual journal if you will. Every day it is my habit to start first in Scripture and a lot of writing.
Let's start from the beginning. May just began a few days ago. This month I will be studying the book of Proverbs with a community of women. The calendar pages in my 'planner' turned spiritual journal is the hub of the month’s notes and study. Each day I will return here and insert the key verse of that day’s devotional. What I love most ... is at the end of the month when this is filled in with all manner of Scripture + quotes that I have discovered over the month, it's just a feast for my eyes at that point.
To add some creativity, I scraped Rose mixed with White Acrylic Paint. I love, love, love the subtle hue it gives these pages and it will be back drop to a lot of notes. The edge is wrapped with some pattern paper, sort of like a tab. It's easy to see this calendar spread from the edge of the journal.
This particular planner already comes with calendar tabs. But I also added a tab using the Books of the Bible Little Bits sticker and a tab found in the Pop Culture Paper Pieces. Exodus was the study I did in April following the life of Moses.
Let me show you inside the journal. For these pages I just started with white cardstock and scraped both pieces with the Rose and White Acrylic mixed with the Paint It scraper.
Before I was done I grabbed a polka dot stencil and layered over the edges of the card stock. The remaining paint on the scraper was applied to the stencil. These required extra time to dry. So if you try this technique just remember that point. Don't say I didn't warn you.
After the paint dried, I added washi tape, word stickers, and die-cut pieces, allowing space for words in the middle of the pages.
The inside pages, home to my daily Scripture journaling. A place to explore the words I read daily + Illustrated Faith collection bits complimenting those thoughts and feelings. It creates not only a physical space where these words and artistic touches can be found, but it creates a spiritual space in my heart where these words will live for much longer.
IF She Blooms: Tiny Florals, Mason Jars, 3x4's, Paper Pieces; IF Basics: Paint It Cards, Shanna’s Favorites Paints, Homespun Black Eyed Pea Alpha Stickers, Just Believe Washi Tap, Send Me Washi Tape; IF Genesis Kit: Books of the Bible Little Bits