I’ve had several people ask me, “Do you Bible Quilt in church?” Yes, ma’am! As I listen to the sermon, I jot down key points that typically I would have written on my bulletin in the past. Bible Quilting the key scriptures allows me to highlight the ones discussed in the message while I’m listening to it. These pages develop quickly & don’t have as much artistic input (or really straight lines!) but I enjoy capturing the multi-sensory moment, hearing the scripture being read aloud while writing down selected verses. I’ve discovered that I’m more likely to review these pages in my #biblequiltjournal than loose bulletin notes. I’m walking out of church with the message being more synthesized, so I’m more apt to remember it and apply it later on. If I don’t get finished, I finish up at some point during the Sunday afternoon lull.
I love learning tips from enthusiastic girls when they come for a Bible Quilting session! Here's a short video showing how my young friend uses watercolor pencils in her Bible Quilt: She makes it look so easy, doesn't she? I think I even have a set of watercolor pencils, but haven't used them this way! The baby wipe provides just enough moisture to activate smudging without being too much to bleed through the paper. If you're decorating a template, it will provide an additional layer of paper to protect the backside of the page...or you can use this technique on the template and let it dry completely before attaching to your journal page. #watercolorpencils #smudgingtechnique #coloringinmybiblequiltjournal #BQtips #biblequiltjournal #tipsandtricks If you've tried this watercolor smudging technique, please share a sample in the Comments section below!