Psalm 127: Watercoloring On Journaling Bible Page Tutorial

Hello Everyone! Bible Journaling has becoming one of the ways I can spend my time with the LORD. It is the time I can hear and read His word, also I can spend time to dig deeper and write specific words spoken to me.

This week, Psalms 127 speak loud to me about home, family, children and our city or country:

Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted.

Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.

It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night,

anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.

Children are a gift from the lord; they are a reward from him.

Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.

How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! 

He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.

This phrase, “Unless the LORD…” is saying that no matter what we do and how hard we work to build our home, raising our children and even building our city, only the LORD who is the strong foundation to build upon, who is the on who protects and guards the city, and He has our children in His hands, ready to release them like arrows in the hand of the Warrior. Our part is to commit every single aspect in His hands and to pray for His plan to be fulfilled!

Today, I am sharing a watercoloring on journaling Bible page tutorial on Joy Clair blog using the new Color By Faith – Prayer Warrior.

Before we jump into the steps how I created this page, I’d like to share a quick tip. I did not prep my Bible Journaling page with any gesso or mod podge. After I watercoloring on it, it wrinkle, but worry not, you can always iron the page with a layer of copy paper on top of the Bible page to flatten it.

First step, I stamped directly the warrior image and sentiment on the wide margin/journaling section with waterproof archival ink. Once the ink dry, you can start adding the watercolor paint. I used my craft heater to speed up the drying 🙂

I picked up the watercolor paint with watercolor brush. I tried not use too much water to prevent more wrinkle or even bleeding through. I blended the colors as adding them on the page. With less water, also we can prevent pooling problem on the page that sometimes will ruin the page if we do not prep the page.

I used my craft heater to dry the page. And started the next step.

For the warrior image I colored it with watercolor pencils. I love using watercolor pencils because it is easier to color at the smaller areas and do the blending at the same time. Using a small round watercolor brush, I wet the colors and turned them into watercolor paint. Once in a while, I picked up the pigment directly on the pencils to add more color on the page and more shading.

Then I decided to add extra texture and shine on the page. Metallic Gelatos are great for this. They won’t bleed through and easy for mixing medium. So, I added some of the Ice Metallic Gelatos  randomly on the page and smudged it with my finger.

Then I added some plus signs here and there with my Faber Castle White Stamper’s Big Brush Pen. This pen also won’t bleed through.


Then I drew some lines to create a box to highlight the verses from Psalms 127 with the Faber Castell Artist PITT Brush Pen. For me it is important to be able to read the verses that God has spoken to me.

This stamp set full of amazing images and sentiment that you can use to create a Bible Journaling page, or handmade card, or home decor, or any other craft that related with prayers and be a prayer warrior. Here’s the preview of the stamp set I use today:


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2 thoughts on “Psalm 127: Watercoloring On Journaling Bible Page Tutorial

  1. Wonderful bible page.
    Love the warrior stamp.
    Did you put something under the page
    to keep the watercolor from bleeding
    through to the back? You get a nice
    look with not using the gesso.
    thanks for sharing.