Hand Painted Bible, Wedding Guestbook Alternative, Custom Personalized Keepsake


Hello and welcome to The Whimsy Brush!

The Julia-Tri Color #1 Bible

Julia means "one who is youthful"



This listing is for a SEMI-CUSTOM bible design. Semi-custom means that the layout of the mixed floral rosette style shown in the listing photos stays the same. The base color and floral colors can be customized. Base bible color options are dark ink navy, midnight navy (slightly lighter than dark ink), black, black plum, dark pine green or warm gray. Lettering (verse or quote) can be also customized. PLEASE message me prior to ordering so I can verify that your verse request will fit within the design.

**I carry KJV, NKJV, NIV (Red Letter Editions) and ESV journaling bibles in stock. Please note the NIV bible has stitching down both sides close to the spine and only comes in "comfort print" making it slightly thicker than the other in stock bible options. The Catholic "Blessed is She" journaling bible is also an option for this design. This bible has a $25 upgrade fee. Please message me if interested in this option.

**Journaling format bibles have a 2" wide lined margin for writing and note taking on each page.

**Measurements can be found in the FAQ section under policies.

**Now available-custom bible bags to carry and protect your hand painted bible. These bags have been custom made to fit the journaling bibles I carry in stock. Bags have extra room to accommodate a writing journal. The velvet bags are a fold over clutch style and the tweed is a non-fold style. All bags are fully lined with muslin with gold zippers and leather pulls.

**Bible example shown is based in dark ink navy with florals added in shades of dark plum, mulberry, and soft pinks. Foliage is added in shades of soft mint and shades of soft teal. Lettering and frame lines are metallic gold.

** 1 SIDE OPTION-Price includes: Floral design as shown on front, spine and back. Lettering on the front (limited space) and spine.
2 SIDE OPTION-Price includes: All of the above plus lettering on the back.
**Please note: The 2 side option includes one verse and personalization of a name/names. If requesting a verse on each side there will be an additional lettering fee of $10. Lettering add on can be found in the "add on" section of the shop. Please add this listing to your cart if requesting two verses.
**HOLY BIBLE will be the default on the spine unless something different is requested.

**Please note that these bibles are hand painted and intended for gentle use and keepsake purposes. Reckless use could result in damages, scratches/scuffs on the painted surface. Bibles can develop a small hairline split in the paint at the bend of the spine over time. This can not be prevented as paint is not intended to bend or crease. If using as a daily bible I recommend a carrying case for added protection. All lettering and florals are hand brushed and will have some visible raised strokes. This adds to the uniqueness of the hand painted/hand made item!!

**Please note that all bibles are painted upon order, no returns accepted unless there is an error on my part. Florals will vary slightly in color from the listing photos as they are blended while wet. No two bibles will be exactly the same.

** If a custom verse has been requested there may need to be adjustments in the placement of the leaves and florals to allow the custom verse to fit.

**All bibles come with a canvas drawstring bag.

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I accept payments via credit card or Pay Pal. No checks are accepted.

Due to the nature of custom orders, production will not begin until payment has been received and processed.

I gladly accept custom orders, they are subject to a customization fee which is determined once final details have been discussed. This applies mostly to items that are completely different from anything in my shop. Specialized floral requests will fall under this design fee. Please be specific when ordering to ensure I am creating exactly what you have in mind!!

Shipping from United States

All items are shipped USPS with tracking numbers and insurance. Priority mail packages typically arrive within 1-3 business days. Once your item is shipped you will receive an email generated through Etsy letting you know that your item is on it's way!!

Shipping Deadlines:
If you need your item by a certain date, please message me prior to placing your order to ensure I am able to complete it by the date needed. A RUSH order may be needed in some cases. A "RUSH" is when the customer is asking for a product or custom product to be sent before the estimated shipping time stated in the listing. I have limited RUSH order spots available so please message me prior to ordering. Rush orders will result in a $35 "rush" fee. **Please note that I guarantee a "ship by date" but can not guarantee what happens with USPS once the item leaves my possession. If you have any questions regarding shipping please feel free to message me.

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Custom Orders:
If you order a custom item and there is an error on my part, (misspelling, incorrect information, etc), I will offer to redo the item at no charge to the customer. If I feel I can fix the error on the original item I will send a prepaid shipping label to return the item to me. If I feel I can't fix the error on the original item it will be replaced. If there is a mistake by the customer on an item ordered with incorrect information given on a custom request or the wrong item ordered any correction or replacement is at the customer's expense. All items in my shop are painted custom upon order. NO refunds will be issued.

*Please note that I do my very best to avoid getting any paint on the inside or edges of the pages. Because of the nature of the process and product it will happen from time to time. I will not waste a bible if this happens. Bibles are precious and it would be a shame to waste a bible due to a little splatter or spot of paint. Consider it extra love that is put into your hand painted custom :)

*Due to the custom nature and time involvement of each item a rough draft is not provided. All items are painted as they are designed. My hope is that you love the overall style of Whimsy Brush items and that you will have complete faith in my ability to provide you with a custom design. Photos are always helpful if there is something exact that you are looking for in design or color. I do not guarantee custom matching of color unless a fabric or paint swatch is sent. I will do my best to match to any photo or verbal color request. **Please note that I will not duplicate or copy any design from another artist. All items will be original.

*Please be sure to read all information and details given in an item description. If you have any questions at ALL please message me for further information. I want to be sure that you understand what you are ordering so that you are happy with your product. Pay careful attention when ordering bibles that you understand what is included and not included in the different options. Don't ever hesitate to message me and ask questions. It is very important to me as a business owner that you love your item when you receive it, however, it is up to you as the customer to understand the details of what you are ordering. Due to all items being custom painted upon order I do not accept returns or exchanges.

Damaged Item:
If an item has physical damage that has altered the overall structure of the product due to shipping I will gladly replace the item if the following steps are followed:

**You MUST contact me the day the damaged item is received, photos must be sent of the damaged box and the damaged item. All items are shipped with insurance included and I will file the insurance claim with USPS. Once contact with me has been made and the required photos have been sent I will gladly work on replacing your item in a timely manner. If proof of shipping damage can't be made then the item will NOT be replaced.

I do not offer any type of warranty on my items. If there is a problem with your item I certainly want to know about it and if possible I will try and resolve the issue.
*Bibles are hand painted and intended for careful daily use and keepsake purposes. Reckless handling can result in scuffs to the painted surface. All painted bibles will develop wrinkles and possibly a slight split in the paint where the spine bends when opening and closing. I have done lengthy research of products and have developed a system that has improved this issue, however it can not be avoided 100% since paint is not intended to bend and crease. If you plan on using your custom painted bible as a daily tool, which is my hope, I highly recommend that you use a carrying bag to help prevent damage. Hand painted bibles need to be treated with care and are more fragile than your typical hard cover bible.

Theft: I am not responsible for any item that is stolen from the given address once the item has been marked delivered by USPS.

Rush order guarantee: When a rush order is placed I will guarantee the "ship by date" with the customer. I am not responsible for delays due to issues with USPS and their shipping timeline.

Sales Tax:
Sales tax is collected in states that require it. Etsy will collect the sales tax and remit all payments directly to those states.


All conversations will be responded to as soon as possible. I try and close my studio on the weekends when my order schedule allows to spend time with family. If you message me on a weekend it might be Monday morning before you get a response.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Pens work best with the Bibles?

I recommend Sakura Micron Pens. These pens won't bleed through the pages but due to the thin nature of Bible pages they will "shadow" onto the opposite side.

What Highlighters work best with the Bibles?

I recommend the Accu-Gel Highlighters for highlighting verses. These highlighters are not wet like regular highlighting pens and won't wrinkle the pages from the moisture.

How well do the painted Bibles hold up?

Hand-Painted Bibles are intended for gentle use and keepsake purposes. I have worked hard to develop a special paint mix that does allow the paint to bend at the spine. Although the paint does bend there still could be a slight split that develops in the spine area paint over time. This is a natural occurrence and can't be avoided completely on any painted Bible. I also recommend a darker base color design for heavier use. I also highly recommend a carrying case for added protection for a daily use Bible.

How to clean your bible surface: For scuffs on a light colored design try using a gum eraser or magic eraser. On all bibles you can use a damp soft cloth with very gentle pressure. Do not rub hard.

Is there a warranty provided with a hand painted Bible?

I do not provide any type of a warranty. Reason why... once the Bibles leave my shop I have no idea how they are being treated. Any painted bible will develop scratches and scuffs if not properly cared for. I do recommend using a Bible carrying bag if you plan on daily use and for transporting your Bible from place to place.

What are my custom options?

Custom options and ideas include:
-custom floral color scheme
-choice of short song verse or scripture verse (either side) 3 to 14 words look best without looking crowded.
-names and/or date (either side)
-longer verses will require using both sides (additional charge for 2 side design applies)
-Holy Bible, first name or names, last name or initials on spine

PLEASE NOTE: A common topic is the apostrophe in the last name, here is the rule.
*When a family name (a proper noun) is pluralized, we almost always simply add an "s." So we go to visit the Smiths, the Grants, the Grays, etc. When a family name ends in s, x, ch, sh, or z, however, we form the plural by added -es, as in the Marches, the Joneses, the Maddoxes, the Bushes, etc.

What versions are available? What are the dimensions?



*ESV (dark base designs only) 8.5 W x 7.5 T x 1.25

*ESV (light base designs only) 6.25 W x 8.25 T x 1.5"

*KJV (dark base designs only) 6.5 W x 8.25 T x 1.5

*NIV (dark base designs only) RED LETTER ONLY 6.5 W x 8.25 T x 2

*NKJV Red Letter Edition (dark base designs only) 6.8 W x 8.5 T x 2

UPON REQUEST (Up to a $25 up charge depending on bible):
*Large print on some versions
*CSB "She Reads Truth" 6.25 W x 8.75 T x 2 AND CSB "In Courage" 9.5 T x 6.25 W x 1.75 (light base designs only)
*Catholic "Blessed is She" journaling bible (dark base designs only) 6.2 W x 9 T X 1.9
*Illuminated Bible (navy or olive green base only) 7 W x 9.25 T x 2

How long will it take to receive my custom order?

My current order load averages 6 weeks processing time.

Do you off RUSH on custom orders?

I do offer RUSH orders. Here is how it works. I am a one-person production and this is what I do full-time. Orders are scheduled Monday through Friday in the order they are received. I reserve a few RUSH order slots on the weekends that I am available to work. These slots are the only way to place a new order ahead of others. RUSH orders will have a $35 RUSH fee. If you need a RUSH order please message me prior to placing your order to ensure that I have openings available. Once confirmed I will send you a custom RUSH order link for purchase that includes the additional fee. This custom listing must be purchased within 24 hours once the link is sent. If NOT purchased within that time it will expire and you will lose your spot.

Why do you only carry journaling size Bibles?

**Standard size Bibles that I have found all have indented text on the front covers and it shows through the painted designs making them not ideal for design.

**Journaling Bibles that I carry in stock have a smooth cover perfect for painting. They also have a 2" lined margin on the sides of each page which adds more space for writing/signing next to highlighted verses.
**I am happy to search for other versions that are not offered in my shop. All bibles must be a smooth hardcover or cloth over board surface. Unfortunately a lot of versions do not come in the appropriate type of cover for painting. I am very particular about the surface type that I paint on to keep the integrity of the finished product for life long durability.

Can I send you my personal Bible to be painted?

Unfortunately, I only sell the Bibles I carry in stock, and do not accept send-in Bibles. Without knowing the type of material on the Bible I can’t trust and promote the integrity of my product. I have found from experience that certain types of Bible covers do not accept paint well. Through trial and error I have fine-tuned my process and products to make sure that the Bibles made are of good quality.

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This was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever purchased. The owner was great to work with and I’m so glad I ordered from her.

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