Spice Up Your Bible Verse Highlighting By Adding “In-Line” Art
Note: These examples of “In-Line” Art are all done with various brands of colored pencils, outlined with fine Sharpie markers or .05 Micron Pens, with the intent of making sure the text is still readable.
Once you have the basics of highlighting Bible verses under your belt, you can expand on those principles by adding “In-Line” or “In-Column” Art to your Bible Journaling.
Highlighting Bible Verses does not have to be limited to adding color over the text or simply outlining around the words you want highlighted.
You can use this same technique to embellish narrow margin Bibles, your regular study or note taking Bibles without making the text unreadable.
You can pull the theme of the rest of the art you have put on the page to add smaller details around your verse.
This example was inspired by the drawing room lesson “Anchors”
This art was inspired be the Tip-In project “Glorious Angels”
I started out with the round tip-in boarder from “Glorious Angels” with the three angels. I used the “Graphite Transfer Method” to draw the round border with the angels onto the blank page. If you are not familiar with that method of getting art and lettering directly into your Bible, I would highly recommend you click on the link, which will open in a separate widow and familiarize yourself with this simple method.
For the “In-Line” art, highlighting the verse, I copied the two smaller angels, one on each side of the verse and made a border around the verse using the same roses and leaves I used for the simple dangles on the art on the opposite page.
If I had not done the full page art, the “In-Line” art would have been nice on it’s own.
This is also a fine example of using the tip in art for inspiration and making it your own.
Depending on the layout of your Bible, there is often plenty of room for in-line art, especially in Psalms and Proverbs.