Shipping & Policies

Welcome

Thank you for visiting! The Whimsy Brush is home to Painted Grace Bibles. Shop items include custom Bibles, writing journals and Bible bags. Custom hand painted Bibles make great gifts and are also durable enough for personal use! They are popular for every day use, wedding guestbooks, keepsakes for baptisms and anniversaries. If you don't see exactly what you are looking for please message me and we can discuss your vision for a fully custom order.
Important information and Disclaimers:
**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 do use 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.
If you have any questions at all regarding the above information please feel free to reach out.

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)

IN STOCK:
*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.