Getting Started with Illustrated Faith

Ways to connect online:

Search - #illustrated faith or #biblejournaling
Follow - @shannanoel or me at @inspirationclothesline

Illustrated Faith Page - 
Bible Journaling group - 
Drawing Kids to God Bible Journaling Group - 

Shanna Noel’s Illustrated Faith site has tutorials, materials info, great videos and regular inspiration posts.

You can also search “Illustrated Faith” on Pinterest and find ALL Kids of ideas!

“Big Picture Classes” has an online beginner’s course – You can do a 30 day free trial and they have a beginning class and several new ones too. They just take a short time and you can get through them easily. 

My Blog – I am just now posting and sharing about my Bible Journaling journey. 


– I joined a local “Buy Nothing” group through Facebook ( (click “Find a Group”) in my neighborhood and received lots of supplies for FREE!  I just asked for leftover craft supplies and named a few things off the supply list. They provided in DROVES for me personally a few months ago and then for camp this past week. They give FREEly so there is no harm in trying.
- I always use my coupon apps for Michaels or JoAnns and get things at a discount.
- If you have a Hobby Lobby near you you’ll find LOTS of inspiration!

Supply List

These are the things I find as my “staples” or “favorites,” but you can use a lot less or a lot more.

I use and ESV
Journaling Bible that I found on Amazon. I have also seen these in Christian Book Stores – BUT YOU CAN JOURNAL IN ANY BIBLE.

Also available are “note takers Bibles” that have similar margins.

Lots of new Bibles being released this summer and fall.

Crayons  - crayola twistables (primary, neon, large 24 pack)
Crayola –
watercolor paints
Crayola –
colored pencils
I prefer the brand
Staedler personally but Micron is also a great one and there are loads out there to try.
Staedler “20 Brilliant Colors” (Amazon has them) “triplus fineliner 0.3mm”
Staedler pack of 6 black pens of various widths 0.05mm-0.8mm
Micron 1 mm pen
Acrylic Paint – I like the ones I got in a squeeze bottle at Walmart but they sell all kinds and all colors. Apply with a credit card to scrape across page. Lots of online tutorials.

Gelatos by Faber Castel or “creamy crayons by Alex”
I have a couple of kinds and love the metallic ones I got for camp at Michaels.

Washi tape – Michaels and JoAnns has them but Walmart sells them cheapest.
Ways to do the alphabet/fun lettering
alphabet stickers, abc stamps ($1.50 at Walmart or Michaels if you really look for small ones), stencils.
Rubber Stamps