Supplies: Journaling Bible | Liquitex Bright Aqua | Liquitex Unbleached Titanium | Van Gough Yellow Green | Liquid Acrylic Genesis Green | October Afternoon “set” alpha | October Afternoon “free” alpha” | Basic Grey “and” alpha | Dynamo Label MakerFaber-Castell Big Brush Pen | Staz-On Black Ink Pad | Studio Calico Bird stamps (no longer available) | Acrylic Block | Journaling Pen | Catalyst tool |


Thank you so much, have a wonderful day!

xox – Shanna



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  1. Tai Bender 9 years ago

    You know I have been waiting for this one! Thanks so much for sharing. Beautiful work as always, Shanna :)

  2. Briana 9 years ago

    Thank you for this video! Love the page- so cheerful and free!

  3. Leah Burgett 9 years ago

    I love this video, well I love all of your videos! I liked seeing the process with the paint. i bought some liquitex heavy body paint and put some on a page in my Bible. It was too dark. I am glad you showed how you did it! Thanks!!

  4. Barb 9 years ago

    Love these process videos-thanks so much

  5. Nicole Gunderson 9 years ago

    I knew you used a pen for the word JOY! I love it! It does look really professional. I actually thought it was a stamp. Great job and love the message and color palette.

  6. Amanda 9 years ago

    Hi Shanna,

    I have used paint in my bible a few times now … and I always find I have trouble writing over the paint. Do you have a pen suggestion? I dont want to continue to ruin my nice pens! :) But want to continue to write and draw over the paint. Thanks!

    • Author
      illustratedadmin 9 years ago

      Yes!! The copic pigment liner or the Staetdler pigment liner. Make sure your paint is dry 100% first :)

  7. Courtney 9 years ago

    Love this video! So much insight. Do you have a hardback or soft back bible? Did you decorate your covers as well?


    • Author
      illustratedadmin 9 years ago

      I have a hardback and I used sticky back scrapbooking paper to cover it as well as sticky back fabric. Thank you!!

  8. Natalie 9 years ago

    Does the big brush marker bleed through? I love it!

    • Author
      illustratedadmin 9 years ago

      Nope, thus my love affair <3

  9. Laura 9 years ago

    I have never seen your work before. LOVE this idea of “scrapbooking” my bible. I am forever writing notes, and highlighting and underlining in my bible. Does all of this work with the thin transparent pages of the bible? Thanks for sharing this!

    • Author
      illustratedadmin 9 years ago

      Hi there Laura!! I love it when people have the light bulb moment!!! Yes, it does. You do have to be careful though, I have several posts on which products work well in the resource section of the blog:)

  10. Dani 9 years ago

    I’ve watched this video 3 times now!!! ahhh mixed media is so beautiful! Can’t wait to try my hand at it! I accidentally bought the basics liquitex because it was on sale at michaels. I’m wondering will it still work in my bible?

    • Author
      illustratedadmin 9 years ago

      Dani, I don’t have that kind, I am sure it will work but I would try it on a test page on the back of your bible if you are worried about it :) THANKS LOVE!!!

  11. Suse Fish 9 years ago

    I enjoyed your presenting style very much… I like the confidence you have working too. Jury’s still out about doing this, but I’m wondering ;)

  12. Jessy 9 years ago

    I just discovered illustrated faith and absolutely fell in love with it. Since I am just not stumbling upon this, I’m not sure if you’ve already been asked this, but: how did you recover your bible?
    Love your fun illustrations!

    • Author
      illustratedadmin 9 years ago

      Hi there Jessy and WELCOME!!!! :) I used a sticky back fabric and paper from Amy Tangerine and American Crafts :)

  13. Emily 9 years ago

    Shanna I LOVE this! Thank you for taking the time for the process videos. I see all these pages that look so lovely but don’t even know where to start and you show simple but beautiful methods. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  14. Tami Howse 9 years ago

    Hey, Shanna! I just found IF not too long ago and I’m SO excited. I started doodling and journaling during church and felt weird about it…until just recently. ;) I’m so excited there’s a community of people who embrace this!
    So, I was thinking….
    I make stencils, and I would love to make one with different kinds of ampersands for you, just for fun. If you’re interested, I’d love to send you one. Just lmk. Fondly, Tami

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