Semi-Custom Bibles

Hand Painted Bible, Personal Bible, Personalized Keepsake



  • Details
    Hello and welcome to The Whimsy Brush!



    **If placing your order from instead of through the Etsy platform please direct your questions regarding personalization options through the "ask a question" link. Once your personalization requests have been confirmed please add your personalization notes in the "add optional note" box when ordering.

    This listing is for a SEMI-CUSTOM bible design. Semi-custom means the design stays the same. The base color, floral colors and lettering can be customized. PLEASE message me prior to ordering so I can approve your requests.

    **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.

    **Velvet Bible bag shown in photo is NOT included.

    Design as shown on all sides.
    Lettering of Holy Bible or name on one side (and/or) on spine, + one verse or quote.

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

    **Bible measurements can be found in the FAQ section under policies.



    **The Whimsy Brush reserves the right to publish any works created for a fully custom order.
    **No design will be published that has a full first and last name without permission to protect the privacy of my customers.
    **I receive my Bibles directly from the publishing companies in bulk. Bibles have very fragile corners and most usually will have some kind of bend, crease or wrinkle in that location. Due to the nature of the product and how frequently they arrive in this condition I am unable to avoid using them if the bend or crease is slight. Severe bends and creases are not used or they are discounted.
    **I do my very best to avoid getting any paint on the inside or edges of the pages. Because of the nature of the painting process it will happen from time to time. I will not waste a Bible if this happens. Bibles are precious and I do not believe in wasting a copy of God's Word due to a little splatter or spot of paint.
    **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.
    **Please note all bibles are painted upon order, no returns accepted unless there is an error on my part.
    **Florals and landscapes will vary slightly in color from the listing photos as they are blended while wet. No two Bibles will be exactly the same but will always be very close to what is shown.
    ** 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.

    Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the above information.

    Thank you for visiting The Whimsy Brush!
  • Shipping & Policies

    Returns & Exchanges

    I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Bibles available upon request

    UPON REQUEST (Up to a $35 up charge depending on bible version):

    *Large print is available in some versions
    *CSB "She Reads Truth" Journaling 6.25 W x 8.75 T x 2 (light base color designs only)
    *CSB "In Courage" Journaling 9.5 T x 6.25 W x 1.75 (light base color designs only)
    *Catholic "Blessed is She" Journaling bible (dark base color designs only) 6.2 W x 9 T X 1.9
    *Illuminated Journaling Bible (navy color base in certain designs) 7 W x 9.25 T x 2
    *NRSV Catholic Journaling Bible-Cloth over hard cover (available in certain designs-message if interested in this version) 6.5" W x 9.5" T x 1.75"
    *Bilingual RVR 1960/KJV NON-JOURNALING Bible (dark base color designs only) 5.5" W x 8.5" T x 1.5" (Personal Size)

    What Pens and Highlighters 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.

    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 medium blend that allows flexibility at the bend in the spine. Although the paint is more flexible a slight split in the paint can still develop in the bend of the spine area 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. Using a carrying case for added protection is encouraged.

    How to clean your Bible surface: For scuffs on a light colored design use a gum eraser. On all Bibles you can use a slightly damp soft cloth with very gentle pressure. DO NOT rub!

    Is there a warranty provided with a hand painted Bible?

    I do not provide any type of warranty. Reason why... once the Bibles leave my shop I have no idea how they are being treated. Painted Bibles will develop scratches and scuffs if not properly cared for. I do recommend using a Bible carrying bag for daily use and transporting. Painted Bibles will show wear at the bend of the spine. Paint will develop a small hairline split over time, this can't be prevented as paint is not intended to bend. I have worked very hard to find a paint/medium blend that helps minimize the splitting. This is also the reason why I will only paint dark base colors over a dark hard cover Bible and light base colors over a white hard cover Bible. Please be sure to message me with any concerns or issues.

    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.

    In stock versions and dimensions

    **JOURNALING: (availability could vary)

    *ESV Journaling (dark base color designs only) 8.5 W x 7.5 T x 1.25 **
    *ESV Journaling (light base color designs only) 6.25 W x 8.25 T x 1.5" **
    *KJV Journaling (dark base color designs only) 6.5 W x 8.25 T x 1.5 **
    *NIV Journaling (dark base color designs only) RED LETTER ONLY 6.5 W x 8.25 T x 2 **
    *NKJV Journaling Red Letter Edition (dark base color designs only) 6.8 W x 8.5 T x 2 **
    *NASB Journaling Reference Bible (dark base color designs only) 6.5" W x 8.5" T x 1.75" **
    *Catholic "Blessed is She" Journaling bible (dark base color designs only) 6.2 W x 9 T X 1.9 **
    *Bilingual (Personal Size) 6.5 x 8.5 NON-JOURNALING

    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 spots on the weekends that I am available to work. These spots 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.

    Do you offer any other Bible versions other than what you show in stock?

    All journaling Bibles I carry in stock have a smooth cover perfect for painting. The journaling format provides extra space for note taking.

    **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 long term durability. I also discourage using Bibles that have a lot of embossed lettering on the front. The indented lettering or design will show even after painted. Feel free to message me regarding any Bible version question.

    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.

  • Reviews

    Reviews (2)


    This is the prettiest Bible I’ve ever seen. I can’t get over it!! If you’re debating about getting one... don’t!!! You won’t be disappointed! I am speechless! I had a few ideas and Julie helped me through the design process. She’s a pro!! It turned out amazing!!! I had to open my package in my car because I could not wait to get in the house. I believe this is the first time I’ve ever left a review sitting in my car! I could not wait another second! So please excuse the photos ... I’m still sitting in my car... speechless!

    My experience with Julie was nothing short of amazing! She was wonderful with messaging me in a timely manner and helped me get my order just the way i wanted it! She did explain that it would take a few weeks to get to me and my Bible came as expected! Upon opening my package, the Bible was beautifully wrapped in floral tissue paper and the presentation was exquisite. I could tell that every detail about the packaging was well thought out and I would definitely make another purchase from Julie again! Peace and God bless! :)