That idea of community seems to be coming together nicely. A request from a FB friend to come share with her church friends led to several other friends asking to attend a class and DOZENS of people who said they're interested. Cue giant list of things to know, decide, buy and figure out in order to make it happen in what's left of my dwindling summer. Open doors. Opportunities. Alright, God. Let's do this.
For my classes, I've decided to give people the option of a shopping list ahead and just paying $2 for copying costs (probably the reason you're reading this) or trusting me with a little money (I'm thinking $15) and getting a goodie bag of all the "need to have" supplies and some happy surprise "nice to have" items.
I've read lots of blogs and pins about bible journaling supplies and have always been a little overwhelmed. I made the decision NOT to jump all the way in and spend a bunch of money to get started, so I want to share a very few basic things that I think are just right for getting started. If you are a mega shopper and are ready to dive in and spend a little more, keep right on reading through the "Nice to Have" post as well.
1. A pen that won't bleed through Bible pages: the list could almost stop here because everything else is something you could probably scrounge up from your house, your kid's backpack or the couch cushions. My personal favorite is the Micron 05 (.45mm). Micron comes in various sizes and colors (I also use an 03 and 08 regularly--the smaller ones are for detail work and not as helpful for lettering) and can be ordered or bought in some stores for $3-4 each. A slightly cheaper alternative that works well for lettering and also does not bleed is a Sharpie pen. This is NOT the Sharpie you have known your whole life. The packaging on the pens has a specific "No Bleed" logo. These also come in different colors and sizes at Walmart. I personally like medium but fine is just fine. Haha. I'm something of a lettering purist and almost always use black pens but you should go for colors if they make you happy.
Micron on Amazon
|Have-to-Have #1: an ink pen that won't bleed|
Eraser Shown Below on Amazon
|a happy pencil and a white eraser|
|blending and variations on lighter/harder pressure|
And that, dear friends, is how to get started Bible journaling for not very much money. Stay tuned for some "Nice to Have" items.