Gansai Tambi Watercolor & Stamping On The Margin – Bible Art Journaling Challenge Week 35

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to week 35 of the Bible Art Journaling Challenge! This week I am staying On The Margin, while I invite you in to my private time of art journaling in my Bible. I spent some private time in the Word this past week, with the camera on, and my Gansai Tambi watercolors and acrylic stamps to create with. I shared a photo on my social media and in response, I’m letting you in to this personal time.

This week, my husband and I were unexpectedly blessed with a free vacation in Cornwall! It’s a beautiful location on the Southwest coast of England.

We’ve both been working hard for months without a proper break, so it came at a wonderful time. Right while I’d been talking to you all, about rest in my past two challenges! Anyway, we pulled our things together and got on the road. As it was unexpected, I’m sitting here in our room, typing away on the laptop, to finish this post before we get out to enjoy all things Cornwall.

I’ve prepped two Bible pages and stamped images on their margins, ready for color. I’ve got a selection of favorite supplies with me to dive in creatively during my free, “me time”.

But back to this weeks challenge… It’s ready for you and I hope you enjoy it’s simplicity! Bible art journaling doesn’t take a ton of supplies to get started. Just grab what you have and join me in my video!

Please remember, you do not need to use the supplies or techniques I’ve shown you today, to join in to the Bible Art Journaling Challenge. Simply grab what you have and get spending time in the Word!

Page prep

If you’re trying to figure out how to prep your Bible pages, I’d encourage you to see my Gesso blog tag, which will have some previous blog posts where I’ve gone in to more depth on the topic. Watch this space for more! 🙂

Bible Art Journaling Challenge Week 35


So here is the set of Scriptures I’ve chosen to share for this week challenge. I hope you’ll join me by creating on this topic yourself! If I help at least a few of you, fall deeper in love with Jesus, I’ll consider myself having done my job well. Enjoy Jesus in His Word today, and see freshly, how alive in Him you have been made!

Romans 5:8

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 6:1-4, 6-8

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

Romans 8:1-2

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Bible Art Journaling Challenge Week 35


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Devotional thoughts

If you’ve followed me long, you know I like to dig in to the Word with some meaty devotionals here on my blog and videos.

Because I am on vacation and meant to be resting, I’m going to let my video speak for itself and ask you to share your devotional thoughts with us down in the comments below! I’d love to hear how this set of Scripture impacts you and I know others would too. How does it make you feel when you read it? What does it mean to you?

Gansai Tambi Watercolor

If you’re interested in the Gansai Tambi watercolor, I’d encourage you to see my Gansai Tambi blog tag, which will have some previous blog posts where I’ve got other tutorials. I even have a Gansai Tambi watercolor review/how-to/setup video! Over there, you can see the different sets available.

I prefer the largest Gansai Tambi watercolor set which I got, not just because it is the largest, but because it has the shimmery colors which are missing in the smaller sets. They are some of the best on the market! And seriously, who doesn’t love some beautiful shimmer?!? 🙂

Gansai Tambi watercolor are made by Kuretake in Japan and are a super beautiful, creamy, artist grade quality. What does that mean? Artist grade quality means they are not student grade. They are high quality and when you paint with them, they have rich deep color without much effort. Student grade art supplies often come with fillers, etc., which mean they are less vibrant and poorer quality. Two things Gansai Tambi watercolor, are definitely not. I really cannot say enough good about them.

Many people ask me if I prefer my Peerless watercolor palette or my Gansai Tambi watercolor set. I use Peerless watercolor, out and about all the time. I use Gansai Tambi at home regularly. They both have amazing quality and both are practical for different situations. I have the full 36 colors of Gansai Tambi watercolor and I have 60 colors (nearly all!) of Peerless watercolor. I saved up for both and love both. But I’m a bit of a watercolor fanatic so…. 😉

The brush I used for this challenge is an Aqualon Round 10. It comes in a cheap set of different sizes and I keep mine only for watercolor. They work great for me.

Bible Art Journaling Challenge Week 35

Join me

As I’ve mentioned, I would love you to try any of the techniques I’ve shared in my process with you today if you’re interested in them. I also want you to feel free to gather inspiration in other places for joining me in this weekly challenge. The goal is to get in to the Word and spend time with God. I’m looking forward to seeing what you art journal in your Bible for this weeks challenge!

You can find answers to most any question you may have about the Bible Art Journaling Challenge over on my Bible Art page found in the top navigation. It also has a full archive! Be sure to head over to our Facebook group and/or Google+ Community, to chat about this weeks Bible Art Journaling Challenge and get started on your own page! Many of you ask if it is okay to share these posts with your friends. Please do! It is a simple way you can partner with me to impact lives.

Today’s Bible art journaling supplies

As promised, here are the supplies I featured in this weeks video which you can click on to view or purchase. I hope it helps you find anything you may want to try out. When you find deals which I’ve searched for and recommended below, I get supported. This has no effect on you and makes a real difference for me. Thank you, I so appreciate your support which helps me provide these free tutorials for you! Where there is just one shop, it’ll lead to Amazon. Where there are two links, you’ll see SB for and AZ for Amazon.

Click images to view art supply details or to purchase.

Bibles and supplies for Bible art journaling

There are always those who are new to me that find their way to various blog posts so, I’ll again mention for those who are new and interested… There are several wide-margin Bibles and supplies which I recommend for this art form. I’ve created a linked recommendations collection on my Bible Art Supplies page, to make your starter choices easier. I hope they will help you.

Bible Art Journaling Supplies

Thanks for joining me today. Please take a moment to share a comment below for us all, about your thoughts, tips, questions, ideas on anything we talked about today. I look forward to hearing from you!

You are loved. x


Scripture is from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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