Hello everyone! Today I’m taking a look at the new Faber-Castell Bible Journaling Kit and sharing whether I think you ought to pick it up for yourself. I first saw a glimpse of this when it was being shown at Creativation earlier this year and couldn’t wait to see what it was all about. I found mine at Hobby Lobby this last week and picked it up so we could take a look at what all is included. You can find my video review over on my YouTube channel!
This is a 47-piece kit that includes a selection of items that can be used in your Bibles for art journaling.
Included in the kit are:
- 16 Die Cuts
- 2 Sheets of Mache Paper
- 46 Page Illustrated Design Guide
- 16 Stickers
- 2 Gelatos Highlighter Colors (Dragon Fruit, Starfruit)
- 2 Gelatos Colors (Guava, Aqua Dolce)
- 2 Pitt Artist Pens (Metallic Gold Bullet Nib, Black Super Fine Nib)
- 2 Mixed Media Stencils
- 4 Bible Journaling Stencils
I think the star of the show is going to be the Gelatos and Pitt Artist Pens. Gelatos have really become a trend in the Bible journaling world and for good reason. These are a water soluble pigment stick that can be used wet or dry, are permanent once dry, and don’t bleed through on thin Bible pages.
The Pitt Artist Pens are also a favorite in the journaling community. The kit includes a fine tip black pen and bullet nib gold pen. These pens are waterproof and don’t bleed through your Bible pages. I have these in a variety of tips and colors and love using them in my Bible journaling.
This kit also includes a variety of paper pieces and stickers that you can use in your Bible. There are just enough of each type to see if it’s something that you like using in your Bible art journaling. I love how they incorporated fun colors and hand lettering which is really popular right now.
Also included are a few different stencil types that can be used in a variety of ways. These are made out of a heavy weight craft cardstock but be careful if you plan on using these with wet mediums as they may not hold up to heavy use. These are great if you are still getting comfortable with drawing in your Bible and need a little guidance.
There is a 46 page Design Guide that gives some tips and ideas for using the products included in this kit as well as some additional products that can be used. A big chunk of the guide is filled with dot grids and line grids for practicing your doodling and hand lettering. There are also some full color examples of Bible pages completed using products from the kit.
Overall, I would say that this kit is more geared towards someone who is new to Bible journaling or someone who is looking to play around with Gelatos. If you are an avid journaler or already have and love Gelatos than I don’t think you will get much out of the kit and may find that picking up separate products on their own is a better use of your money.
Until next time!
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