Philemon 1:1

Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,
To Philemon our beloved fellow worker

-Philemon 1:1, ESV

This was the book I studied this morning in my devotions, so being it was my last day of vacation, I decided to illustrate it. Paul is writing to Philemon reminding him of their partnership in the faith and pleading to him to take mercy on Philemon's runaway slave Onesimus that Paul has met in Ephesus. Paul is asking that Philemon spare Onesiumus the punishment he deserves and welcome him home as a brother in the faith. This passage resonated with me this morning because of all the times God asks us to grant people mercy because they are brothers or sisters in the faith.

Technique Used:

I used Acrylic Paint scraping here with free lettering on top. There was no page prep underneath.

Hagar - Genesis 16:13

So she named the Lord who spoke to her, “You are El-roi”; אֵל רֳאִי for she said, “Have I really seen God and remained alive after seeing him?” -Exodus 16:13

Hagar was a woman that needed to be seen. When she was pregnant, she had an encounter with God. Although Abram and Sarai didn't understand God's plan and didn't make the best of choices, God still showed love toward Hagar.


I used Acrylic Paint scraped along the side, then a white gell pen to draw the writing over the paint. This was my second Acrylic Paint page.

John 3:16

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16, NLT

This is the first page that was done through our Bible Journaling workshops and it was done the most like the instruction video. It was my first time using Acrylic Paint scraping and I was very happy with how it came out. I couldn't believe how simple it was.

Technique Used

Acrylic Paint Scraping with two colors, red and yellow (no  page prep underneath). Stickers on top (the white) outlined with pen.