Bible Journaling with Stencils & More

Take your Bible journaling to the next level using stencils, acrylics, pen, colored pencils, Gelatos® & collage

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Bible Journaling with Stencils & More will help you take your Bible journaling to the next level. In this course, each Bible journaling lesson includes HD video showing detailed step-by-step processes of how to Bible journal using a variety of mediums: acrylic paint, pen, colored pencils Gelatos© and even a bonus lesson using watercolor. The lessons range from simple, journaling with dry media (pen, pencils & Gelatos®) in the margin, to more complex mixed media (paint, collage plus dry media.) This class is more than learning art techniques. Scripture is woven throughout the class and you will see how to use symbolism to deepen the spiritual meaning your Bible journal pages. There is a lesson on how to do a word study, which is often the basis for developing meaningful imagery. In the class, Bible journaling is made more accessible with the use of stencils. In the demos I am using mostly stencils I've designed, produced by StencilGirl® Products, which can be purchased separately on my website or directly from StencilGirl® Products. Of course the techniques taught can be applied to any stencils you want to use.

17 step-by-step lessons with video demonstrations of techniques showing how to create beautiful & meaningful Bible Journal pages

Here is what is included in this course:

  • How to skillfully use: Gelatos® as dry media and a wet media, Acrylic Paint, Pen, Colored Pencils, some Collage, and a bonus lesson using watercolors
  • A variety of challenges from easy, short dry media techniques to layered wet and mixed media
  • Techniques taught on how to make stenciling not look like stencils
  • How to cover up bleed through on journal pages
  • Scripture woven through the lessons
  • How to do a Scripture word study online
  • Techniques on how to use stencils for building Bible Margins. Five Bible Journaling stencils designed by Valerie and produced by StencilGirl® Products will be used, plus another one. Stencils can be purchased separately on Valerie's website or from StencilGirl® Products. You can also incorporate stencils you already have and enjoy using
  • Practicing in an everyday journal
  • How to make paint sprays
  • 10 downloadable PDFs

Course Curriculum with Video Lessons:

  1. Beginning with play & practice
  2. Bible journaling Christian symbols, plus cleaning painty stencils
  3. Bible Journaling "Love" & "Faith" with dry media
  4. How to do a word study online
  5. Bible journaling "Peace" using dry media
  6. Bible journaling Spirit of Wisdom using dry media
  7. Bible journaling Anchor of Hope - Hebrews 6
  8. Bible journaling Messianic mystery - Hebrews 7-9
  9. Bible journaling the Sacrifice of Jesus - Hebrews 10:10-14
  10. Bible journaling beyond the veil - Hebrews 10-11
  11. Bible journaling trust in the Lord - Proverbs 3:5-6
  12. Bible journaling Psalm 22-24 using acrylics, collage, pen
  13. Bible journaling Psalm 104 using stencils & acrylics
  14. Bible journaling Psalm 95-98 - Joy in mixed media
  15. Bible journaling a Christmas lesson - Luke 2:30-32
  16. Bible journaling the Woman at the well in watercolors - John 4
  17. Bible Journaling the cross Mark 15:33-39
  18. Bonus Bible journaling lesson: The great America Eclipse

NOTE: Stencils sold separately

Get rid of wrinkles in your journaling Bible

Here is a video that shows how to get rid of wrinkles in your journaling Bible and keep a hardback Bible in good conditions

Your Instructor

Valerie Sjodin
Valerie Sjodin

As an adult learner, I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, have attended and taught numerous workshops over the years, volunteered in the Art Literacy program at a local elementary school, taught how-to classes such as: coloring with colored pencils, painting and travel art journaling classes at local libraries; and exhibited art in galleries and exhibitions over the years. For ten years, I taught Art and Art History to Jr. High and High School students, and still get excited sharing in the joy of the “aha” moments with people. Lifetime Arts, a national online directory of teaching artists for older adults has added me to their roster of teaching artists.

My passion is art making and encouraging people to connect with God through creativity. Teaching Art Journaling and Art & Faith workshops in person and online are ways I live out that passion and connect with other like-hearted people. Through teaching and writing, my hope is to inspire people to believe in and improve their creative ability. Taking time to listen and respond to God through art making is a natural part of my life and faith journey, a combination of being and doing, a collaboration and conversation with God.

Prayerful Doodling book published in 2018, is an outgrowth of connecting with God through creativity. In the book Paintings, Prayers, and Passages, I tell my faith journey through art. You may also find my work in Complete Guide to Bible Journaling and the Holy Bible: Mosaic, and Somerset Studio and Art Journaling magazines. In 2016 I worked on, and published through Taunton Press, two faith-based coloring books, Colorful Blessings and Colorful Blessings: Celebrating Everyday Wonders.

Currently, I am blessed to be living an artful life in Hillsboro Oregon, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my husband Keith. We have three grown married children and eight grandchildren.


  • "Valerie, I so enjoy and learn so much about each passage as I journal with you. I so enjoyed these lessons. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!" ~ Patsy M.S.
  • "LOVE the Messianic Seal Stencil! It was the first one I wanted to use but I didn't want to mess it up so I'm glad I waited! Did I mention the class is phenomenal! Thank You Valerie Sjodin - your tutorials are a blessing!" ~ Suzanne R.

  • "Valerie Sjodin your lesson on Proverbs 3:5-6 really had an empowering impact on me. I loved what you said about Trust, and it is just what I need right now. It was like God was speaking directly to me, "Do you really trust me? Even in this (hard thing)?" and with the word trust being unpacked and laid out there to a whole new and deeper level than I had previously thought--to throw one down upon his face--to become intimate with him in what you do, to be vulnerable and surrender all to His goodness and character. It is a big challenge laid before me, yet I finished the lesson not burdened by the challenge, but empowered to take the next right step knowing God will give me all I need for each step. Thank you!" ~ Merri L.

  • "I love working with the stencils - they help expand my creativity giving me ideas when I feel a bit stuck." ~ Linda E.

  • "I have enjoyed Valerie’s e-courses very much." ~ Sally K.

  • "I like how you can still read all of the scripture and it's still got lots of personalisation and artwork on it" ~ Denise G.

  • "Wow Valerie. 14 lessons! [3 bonus lessons were added to original course] You have put an immense amount of work into this. Thank you so much" ~ Bernice H.

Supply List - All Media:

Dry Media:

Wet Media – Fluid Acrylic Paint

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own, as long as the course is on Teachable. If this school ever closes you will be notified.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Because the full course content is available to you immediately after purchase, there will be no refunds. However, I want you to be happy with your experience in this course. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you may contact me at [email protected] Thank you!

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