Topic: Bible Journaling
After a week off between the holidays, the Lettering Lodge was back this week on the CBJ Facebook Group. GOOD, I was having withdrawl!
The font we used this week was titled 'NEW' and it features long triangles and dots alongside them.
The first day, as usual, we just got the introduction to the font with the focus word.
On day two we saw and practiced the whole alphabet. This font has both upper- and lower-case letters. I chose to use just three dots per letter (unlike the samples) and made the dots on the upper-case larger than those on the lower-case. Just styling choices.
I refered back to the sample and included serifs on my letters and let intersections overlap.
You can't tell on my photo but the blue letters have green dots and the red letters have orange dots.
We were encouraged, on day three, to make a list of things we found in our Bibles that were described as 'new'. I turned mine into a statement and included the word 'news'.
For day four, we were to write out a scripture on paper using the word 'new'. I chose 2 Corinthians 5:17.
That is a LOT of dots! Just a little busy for my taste.
Because of the overwhelming number of dots AND the space this font takes up, I decided to combine it with a different font. This allows the emphasis to be pulled to only selected words.
I used Acts 10:36 as my reference.
I keyed off the triangular shape of the letters and crossing intersections to make the cross fit in with the featured font. I added some internal lines on the cross and used two colors to make it look 3D.
If I were to use much larger letters on a project, I might use this 3D effect on them. I think it would add a lot of interest. I would probably leave off the dots, in that case.