I was recently invited to a campaign to review three beautiful hand-lettering/coloring/ journals. Each of these three journals are unique and focus on different creative aspects. One is geared more specifically towards hand lettering, another towards illuminated letters, and one towards adult coloring with intricate designs reminiscent of stained-glass windows. In each, there is room for journaling as well as practicing your hand lettering creativity.
The Illuminate Your Story Journal: I love the size of this journal. The other two are larger and while that allows for more room to create, it makes them a bit bulkier and not as easy to carry around. I love that this journal has a loop on the spine to hold your pen when not in use, as well as a flap-pocket in the back to store loose papers and designs. I like that there’s a ribbon bookmark and elastic to hold the book closed. This journal focuses on creating fancy letters, the type you would see as the first letter of the first word in a chapter in historic books and documents. These journals aspire to bring the rich art of the past into modern-day hand lettering, to inspire and remind us of the history involved in this creative art form.
The Illustrated Word An Illuminated Bible Coloring Journal: This journal is a little bigger than the first one and focuses more on integrating intricate coloring pages that hand lettering, although there is plenty of space for journalling and trying out new handwriting styles as well. There are about 3-4 lined pages for writing for every one coloring page, and the pages are thick and double-sided. The book is lightweight and sprinkled throughout the pages are small, colored inserts of biblical art throughout history, to go along with the coloring pages of the same artwork.
Faith and Lettering Journal: This journal has a really neat combination of graph paper, lined paper with wide margins, and a dotted paper to help you form your letter proportionally. The pages are thick and double-sided and there’s a helpful little loop of elastic on the spine to hold your pen. The first couple of pages have room to practice letters alongside pre-printed examples and there’s all sorts of designs and practice areas throughout the other pages. There are so cute and colored-in quote designs on the corners of some of the pages to provide inspiration also.
The first two journals have markings that make me think you could find them in the gift shop of the Bible museum in Washington, D.C., which is on my bucket-list to visit someday. Otherwise, you can click through my affiliate links in this post to buy them on Amazon, which will support me and get you a beautiful journal. 🙂
Thank you to Ellie Claire gifts for sending me these three journals! They are beautiful.
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