Topic: Bible Journaling
Friday! It's another completed week of lettering lessons for use in Bible journaling. This week the focus word was 'fellowship' and here are the lessons:
FELLOWSHIP Font – Day 1 – Introduction
This week we will work with an italic print font with script-style capitals. A few of the lower-case letters actually are small caps! The x-height is 1/2 of the full letter height.
Our focus word for this font is ‘Fellowship’,
This is not a particularly attractive font when all caps are used, but it does give you an opportunity to practice more of the letters.
FELLOWSHIP Font – Day 2 - Alphabet
There are really few surprises in the full alphabet for the Fellowship font. However, note the styling of the ‘E’ and ‘e’, the long straight line that makes up the ‘f’, the extension on the top of the ‘p’, and the small-caps used for the ‘k’ and ‘r’. There’s a little extra extension on the crossing of the ‘t’, as well.
These letters don’t look so remarkable here in the alphabet, but when you see them appearing in the words, later this week, I think you will be surprised how much style they carry.
Don’t forget your scale – x-height is 1/2 of the full letter height.
FELLOWSHIP Font – Day 3 - Anagram
I really like using anagrams for the word exercise we do on Wednesdays. I’ve used mine to write out words that relate to elements in fellowship and capitalized the initial letters
To fit this on my paper I had to reduce the scale to an overall letter height of 3 units. Thus, the x-height is 1 1/2 units (1/2 the total).
Feel free to play with your letters in any way you wish – writing up words – to practice letter formation and spacing.
FELLOWSHIP Font – Day 4 - Scripture
Writing up a block of text has a totally different feel than the list I showed yesterday. Today, we are writing a scripture on fellowship on practice paper. Concentrate on getting the slant consistent and good spacing inside and between the words.
This looks more like it could be someone’s natural handwriting, doesn’t it? It is OK on this font to allow the letters to be looser – not so mechanical – to maintain this feel.
I decorated my page to go with the scriptural reference to ‘light’.
FELLOWSHIP Font – Day 5 - In Your Bible
The more you practice with each font the better you will be able to replicate it. And the more different fonts you practice the easier new ones are to pick up. Your learning curve is shortened as you train your brain to see the features that make each alphabet unique.
Find a scripture with the focus word ‘fellowship’ and use the new font to write it in your Bible. I used 2 Corinthians 13:10 and gave my page a few little birds ‘in fellowship’.
The ultimate purpose in learning these new lettering styles is to use them in our Bibles so I hope you will do the same.
I was really amazed by how different this font looked in use as opposed to the written alphabet. Very pleased, I might add.