Gold Hand Print Bible Journaling Tutorial

Updated: Feb 11

You have been asking and it's finally here! I created a simple and easy

Bible Journaling Tutorial to help you create this lovely gold floral hand print in your Bible.

Isaiah 49:16

"Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me."

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Step 1 - Gather Supplies

This is a list of all of the items that I used when creating this hand print in my bible but feel free to twist it to whatever works best for you!

- Gold Metallic Acrylic Paint

- Red, White, and Green Matte Acrylic Paint


- and some small paint brushes, any kind works!

Step 2 - Prepare to get Messy

Yes, this tutorial can get a little messy as you can imagine. Go ahead and slip a piece of paper behind this page in your Bible. This will keep any messy gold paint from dripping onto the side of your Bible. Next, take some of your gold metallic paint and mix in a few drops of water. This is important so that the paint doesn't look all goopy in your Bible later.

Step 3 - The Messy Part

...aka the fun part! Paint the gold watery-paint onto your left hand and carefully stick it onto the page. Using your right hand, press down on all of your left hand fingers to make sure the paint touches the page everywhere. Be careful not to wiggle your left hand so that the paint doesn't smear. When you feel like it's all pressed down, lift up your left hand and TA DA!

If you like the way that mine turned out where there is no paint in the center of the palm, you might want to avoid applying paint in that area. I created this look purely accidentally due to the high arch in my palm, but I can't say I'm too upset about it!

Step 4 - The Greenery

First thing, make a light dot with a pencil each place you want to have a floral. This will help you plan out the spacing so that you don't end up with a ton of flowers in one big bunch. Next, draw a simple stem using the 05 Pigma black pen. Start your stem at the pencil mark and loop out from your there in any direction. Using the green acrylic paint, paint the insides of the leaves.

Step 5 - Flower Time

When the green paint is dry, it's time to move on to the flowers. First, get a small dot of white and red paint on your palette and mix up a small dot of pink. When painting flowers like this, I always start by dipping my paintbrush in the darkest color (red) and painting the center of the flower. Next, I dip my paintbrush directly into the pink paint and carefully loop my brush around the red center. Lastly, I get a little bit of white paint on my brush and loop around the outside of the pink paint. From here you can swirl the paint together to get the flowers exactly how you like them.

Step 6 - Finishing Touches

Add simple green leaves around your flowers to fill in the open spaces as you would like. Then you can add my favorite - the little white fluffy flowers and the pink dots with the black stem. I used my Pigma 05 pen to draw the stems.

Step 7 - The Scripture

Lastly, sketch out the scripture in the center of the palm. I would recommend using the Pigma 03 or smaller to finalize your lettering. Lastly, erase your pencil marks and your new Bible Journaling entry for Isaiah 49:16 is complete and so beautiful!

If you snap a picture of your final product please tag me in your post on instagram or facebook! Or you can drop your photo in the comments below. I'd love to see your beautiful creation!

Thanks so much for following along! Let me know in the comments what other tutorials/posts you'd like to see in the future!

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