But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
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.
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!
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.
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.
**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
My current order load averages 6 weeks processing time.
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.
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.
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.
Sep 14, 2022
Beautifully crafted. Made a terrific wedding gift
Jul 7, 2022
GREAT EXPERIENCE!!! After searching through many of Etsy's shops for the perfect custom painted Bible for me, I stumbled upon Julie Grant's page called "The Whimsy Brush". I was stopped dead in my tracks when I saw her beautiful work. I just knew I had to do business with her. From the moment I placed my order, I immediately received a reply email from her that was professional, kind and honest regarding the time frame it would take to receive it. Upon receipt of the custom painted Bible, I was immediately BLOWN AWAY! From the packaging, to the sweetest cards and finally to the beautiful work of art, the custom painted Bible, I was SPEECHLESS! Her work was FLAWLESS! What you see on her Etsy page is exactly what you get. Julie has greatly exceeded my expectations! Will be referring her to all, as well as making future purchases.
Sep 7, 2021
Beautiful gift. A little bit disappointed that the back cover was bent on the corner. Pretty sure it didn’t happen when shipped to me because it was packaged so well and in bubble wrap. Still a great gift and customer service was exceptional as I required rush shipping.
Apr 8, 2021
Love it! Absolutely beautiful! Great customer service!