Topic: Bible Journaling
I'm back with a new font lesson for Bible Journaling.
This one was designed by one of the members of the Creative-Bible-Journaling group and she graciously agreed to let me teach it to the others on the Facebook group.
So, let's get right to it!
ANSWER – DAY 1 – INTRODUCTION
The alphabet we are going to learn this week was designed by our CBJ member Debbie Berke. Many thanks for her generous permission to have us teach this in the Lettering Lodge.
I drew this not only in a step by step manner but in graduated scale. If you follow along with writing your sample like this you will have a valuable resource to refer to as you use this font in your projects. (Note: the yellow blocks on the left are to indicate the letter heights in upper and lower case.
Lines 1 and 2 show the writing of the basic letter forms. X-height is ½ the height of upper case. Each letter has one stroke that is doubled. Lines 3 and 4 show filling the double lines with evenly spaced lines at a 45-degree slant. Lines 5 and 6 show the 3-dot embellishments. Upper case dots reach just under ½ height and are larger than those on the lower case, which reach just over ½ the x-height (about 1/3 of total letter height.)
ANSWER – DAY 2 - ALPHABET
Remember these steps for drawing this font: Form letters for entire project in pencil including their double lines – Ink over letter forms – erase pencil – in ink, draw the fill for the entire project – draw dots for all upper case – draw dots for all lower case. Working through the whole project on a single step at a time will help to ensure consistency and helps avoid spacing errors and misspellings.
Later, in using the font in projects you may wish to color in the filled areas or use color for your dots. But in this stage, keep them free of color as it will serve as a better reference for you.
ANSWER – DAY 3 – FUN DAY
Today, we’ll use the new font to write a quote with the word ‘answer’.
The purpose of this exercise is to practice writing a lot of words. This helps the formation of the letters to become established in muscle memory as they will flow more naturally the more you use them.
So use some upper case as well as some lower case.
ANSWER – DAY 4 – SCRIPTURE WRITING
Like yesterday, we want to get in a lot of practice using the font. This time we’ll write a scripture with the word ‘answer’.
ANSWER – DAY 5 – TAKE IT TO YOUR BIBLE
It is easy to drop the scale of this font down to ‘Bible size’ just by remembering that the x-height is ½ of the total font height.
Today, we’ll choose a scripture that has the word ‘answer’ and write it out in our Bible using the new font.
Here, you may wish to color in the double lined areas and decorate your page with an illustration. I added the Pansy from the Drawing Room lesson.
I think this scripture is well timed as we have many people who are struggling with trials, grief, health issues, family issues and work issues. God is listening and he WILL answer.
...and that's another one in the books. I'll be teaching for the whole month so there's more font fun to come.