I was provided Faith & Lettering, The Illustrated Word and Illuminate Your Story by Worthy Publishing in exchange for my review. All opinions about these art journals are mine.
Art journals and Bible journaling have been very popular the last few years. I even purchased a journaling Bible for Princess so she could give it a try but I haven’t given this new creative outlet a chance for myself. I know that some churches and woman’s groups set aside time each month to work on their journals in a group setting.
Faith & Lettering Journal
If you are just starting out and you want to learn some fancy lettering then the Faith & Lettering Journal would be a great starter journal for you. This item would also make a great gift for a teen who has a desire to become creative with doodling and lettering.
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.
The Illustrated Word
If you enjoy famous works of art and grand literature then this would be the journal for you. This journal features both black and white line drawing for you to color in along with a snippet of the original color design.
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.
Illuminate Your Story
If you have the desire to learn to draw animals from the Bible and learn decorative lettering then this journal would best suit you.
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.
Reviewing a journal is a bit different than reviewing a book. When you review a book, you may be commenting on the overall message or theme, the writing structure, or individual chapter topics. With a journal, there is not as much text to critique. Instead, consider one or more of the following:
- Did you like the art style shown inside the book? Did the art style and the quotes/text in the book work well together?
- Were the quotes inside the journal inspirational? List one or two of your favorites.
- Test the paper thickness with different pens and markers. Did you see any bleed-through?
- If the journal was teaching an art technique, how clear was the instruction? Was it helpful? Or did you need/want more?
- Describe how you plan to use the journal or who the journal is for (age ranges, creative types, professions.)
- Are there added features to the journal (pen loop, keepsake pocket, foil or embellishments on the cover)?
- Compare and contrast multiple journals and their features.