I realize there are plenty of people in this world who (gasp!) don’t read but might have a creative in them seeking an outlet. And maybe, just maybe, the gorgeous Ellie Claire Art Journals are something to help them find their passion.
Aren’t these hard-bound journals gorgeous? And one of my favorite features is the binding that allows the journal to lay flat when you’re working on your art or writing your thoughts down plus the paper is thick and won’t bleed through if you prefer ink over lead for your masterpieces.
Now, in my family, my sister got all of the at genes but I love to write. With the Ellie Claire journals, there is something available for whichever stage you are at.
The Illuminate Your Story Journal starts with a short history of illuminated letters and then teaches you how to create your own.
There are a couple different choices for each letter followed by a quote that begins with that letter and two blank pages for you to either continue practicing or writing your thoughts down. From thoughts about the quotes, to hints you’ve learned about lettering, the possibilities are endless.
Use this almost-lost art of illuminating letters to enhance your writing, Bible journaling, or sermon note-taking. Rich illustrated manuscripts in the Museum of the Bible’s collection inspired these gorgeous letters. Easy to follow instructions, practice pages, and encouragements guide you through the creation of amazing start letters, flourishes, and more.
Cloth spine opens for lay-flat journaling; Elastic pen loop on spine; High-quality, non-bleed paper; Uplifting, inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout; Drawing guides, grid background practice pages, plus lined pages for journaling; Ribbon marker, pocket, elastic band closure
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The Faith & Lettering Journal combines a little bit of illuminated letters with Bible journaling, allowing for more expressions in the overall drawing. With examples, graphed pages to draw, and lined pages to write, users will enjoy expressing themselves however they feel most comfortable.
Here’s the Amazon description:
The perfect resource to discover and develop your own personal style for lettering and illustrating your faith.
New from professional letterer Krystal Whitten! With guides, instructions, and tutorials, this is a fun and inspiring way to create beauty with words. It is the perfect place for journalers to practice Bible journaling, lettering quotes and verses, or decorating a page with original thoughts and plans. Exploring your God-given creativity has never been so rewarding.
Now, if you are like me and your doodles always consist of the same one or two go-to drawings, The Illustrated Word Journal is for you (us) because the drawings are already done for us! This is a coloring journal for those less museum-worthy creatives (hey, I wear it proudly!).
There is plenty of room for writing, which is creative in a more streamlined way.
Glorious illustrations from ancient manuscripts recreated as line drawings for the reader to color.
Create your own masterpiece with this journal that has forty glorious illustrations from ancient manuscripts that have been recreated as line drawings. Just as medieval monks brought Scripture to life through intricate inked illustrations in handwritten manuscripts hundreds of years ago, you can now create your own stunning keepsake that will be treasured for years to come.
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Which level artist are you? Do you know an aspiring artist who might enjoy one of these journals (maybe for a certain holiday coming up next month?). Check out all of the journals in the Ellie Claire line and follow them online.
**I was contacted by FlyBy Promotions and Ellie Claire to review these journals. The three journals described were provided to me for free but all opinions expressed are my own.