Today, I'll be reviewing these three gorgeous art, lettering and coloring journals from Ellie Claire. I was thrilled when these arrived because I've recently wanted to start learning how to do lettering. I almost bought several lettering books but just haven't found the right one yet. Cue in Ellie Claire, I'm kind of a perfectionist so just getting started makes me want to break out in hives or have a panic attack because I know my lettering won't be perfect to start with. Do any of you feel the same way? Well, we're in this together now and I'm jumping in with both feet...actually both hands.
Illuminate Your Story Journal
Each page has been beautifully illustrated with color as well as black and white with ample space to practice. As you can tell I'm definitely a newbie at this but practice makes perfect so I'll keep practicing everyday until I'm better. One issue I had was that my journal would not lay totally flat and I did find that to be a problem when trying to practice. I'm sure the more I do it the easier it will be to get around that little hump in the middle of the book. I did really like that there are many different styles or fonts to practice for each letter.
Included are animals and different swirls and embellishments.
Many inspiring quotes are sprinkled throughout the entire journal. This is one of my favorites from Abraham Lincoln.
One thing I really liked about all three journals was how thick the pages were. I used many different types of pens, markers and colored pencils and the only one that bled through a little bit was the sharpie marker.
If you look closely you can see that the Sharpie did bleed through slightly but hey it's a Sharpie! I was really please that some of my favorite journaling pens did not bleed through at all.
Next up is the Illustrated Word-an illuminated Bible Coloring Journal
The Illustrated Word
The pages are still very thick and did not bleed through at all when I used paint, markers, crayons and colored pencils. I did not try a sharpie on these pages but it's the same weight of paper so I assume there might be some bleeding if sharpies were used.
Last but not least the Faith & Lettering Journal
Faith & Lettering Journal
Guess what??? There's a begin here section and then a trace section and then your turn section and then practice, practice, practice.
Thanks for reading,