I’ve already journaled that verse …

If you’ve been Bible journaling for a while, you’ve probably encountered this issue. There are many ways to resolve it.

You can

  • Do a tip-in
  • Journal the opposing page
  • Depending on the size of your first entry, you might be able to squeeze in two entries on one page
  • Journal somewhere else: new Bible, journal, Praise Book, to name a few

MessyBible Psalm 34

For Psalm 34, I not only journaled this before, but I blocked out around the verse with white gesso. This was for the How He Loves devo kit by Illustrated Faith. While continuing in the kit, I realized another devotional verse was for the same page, so I made a tip-in for that entry. (Incidentally, this prompted me to mark all verses in a kit in the beginning!)

This week I read chapter 11 in Uninvited and wanted to journal the verses mentioned along with the “Ten things You Mist Remember When Rejected.” 70% of the verses were found in Psalm 34.

MessyBible Ps 34 on tracing paper

Creative solution! I printed the passage on tracing paper (inexpensive vellum) and taped it in with Scor-Tape.

Since I used an inkjet printer (I have no experience running tracing paper through a laser printer. I’m not sure if it will work or if it would damage a laser printer.), I didn’t want to highlight on top of the ink and potentially cause it to smear. Using my colorful Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt Pens, I highlighted the verses from the backside of the vellum.

MessyBible Ps 34 altered
I love being able to see the pages through tracing paper tip-in. It is a soft backdrop to the passage.




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1 thought on “I’ve already journaled that verse …”

  1. This is AWESOME!!!! I love these tips… and since I’m new to this more artistic form of Bible Journaling (I’ve Bible journaled for years) I am appreciating the ideas before I start the process. 👍🏽👍🏽

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