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Thursday, 2 January 2020
Tower of Babel
Topic: Bible Journaling

This year I am challenging myself to use more of the artwork provided on Creative-Bible-Journaling.com for inspiration in my bible journaling. Even if I don't use it exactly as presented, I can make my own edits and trace it in, or even just use it as a jumping off point to draw something else.

This week there was a printable of the Tower of Babel from the book of Genesis. I scaled it to fit the margin of my bible and traced with few hanges (I moved the sun and clouds around and changed the lower part to be steps instead of a pathway.

I used colored pencils and then used my new favorite supply, Gamsol, to blend the colors.

The other edit I made was to write a paraphrase of the story in microprint along the tops of the walls.

This is in my Journal the Word NIV bible.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
We Three Kings
Topic: Hymnal Art

Yes, Christmas is passed and I have another carol for the season. However, it is so appropriate because the three wise men were NOT at the manger but traveled a long distance and visited Jesus later.

We Three Kings was drawn with fine-line marker and colored with Prismacolor colored pencils. The color was blended with Gamsol on a paper stump.

A black brush marker was used for the solid black.

I used a lettering style that I had taught this fall in the Lettering Lodge (and here on the blog) called 'shield'. and added highlights with white POSCA paint pen.

The stars were added with the white POSCA paint pen, as well.

In the new year we will be going back to standard hymns.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 30 December 2019
Quilt of Valor
Topic: Quilting

The Quilts of Valor program has been going on for quite some time but this is the first one I have made. 

According to the Foundation's website The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

It also reports the following quilt counts:

Quilts Awarded This Month:


Quilts Awarded 2019 YTD:


Total Quilts Awarded:


Now they can add ONE MORE to each of these totals!

My Quilt of Valor is being awarded to a friend of ours who served in the army during the Vietman era, though he was deployed in a different area.

I used fabrics with dulled colors to give the quilt an overall vintage look. The individual pieces largish (flying geese are 3x6) and blocks are 12x12. 

Here is an overview shot:


And a closeup that shows the quilting. Free-motioned zig-zags in the white chevron areas. The red and white diamond areas are outlined in long scallops as are the yellow and white pinwheels. Then the pinwheels got a star quilted into them.


For the backing I found this awesome vintage flag print.

This will be presented on January 1, 2020.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:04 PM PST
Sunday, 29 December 2019
Collaborative Quilting
Topic: Quilting

My sister had started a few quilting projects at the time of her passing. That was a girl with very few unfinished projects!

One was a SET that included a queen-sized bed quilt top (completely pieced), a matching wall hanging (laid out on the design wall) and a set of commercial pillowcases with extra blocks to decorate them with.

I took a lot of time practicing on her longarm machine with lap quilts until I was confident that I would not ruin the projects she had begun. The last week I got brave and loaded the two quilts one after the other and quilted both with a feather pattern from one of her pantograph rolls.

I was SO pleased that everything turned out perfectly!

I laid them out at Mom's house to photograph them:

She had designed this set of projects for her daughter's new house. They are boxed up and ready to mail tomorrow.

I hope I did her proud and that they will be used with loving memories!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:30 PM PST
Saturday, 28 December 2019
Lettering in the Book of John
Topic: Bible Journaling

As the year draws to a close so does the Cover to Cover lettering project. And we finished theprocess with the book of John.

These are the lessons:

JOHN: Day #1 – Elite – Introduction

The font this week is all-caps and elegant. The stems on this tall, graceful style are flared at all the ends of lines and thickened at the interior of curves. Crossbars are angled as well as curved.

The lower part of the graphic shows the steps to constructing the letters. First, establish the stems of your 4-unit letters. Add any crosspieces. Flare the ends – the flares are much longer and smoother than a triangle serif. Fill between the lines.

Practice this construction method on the c2c book of the week – JOHN.







JOHN: Day #2 – Elite – Alphabet

Especially note the thickened internal curves on letters like the B C D G O P Q R U. Also note the filled sharp angles on the M V W and Z. These same styling elements are used on some of the numerals.

Make guidelines for a 4-unit letter height and write your alphabet using the same steps to construction that we learned yesterday.







JOHN: Day #3 – Elite – Word Play

Today we will practice using the Elite Font to write some words descriptive of the style. This practice will help you get comfortable with letter spacing.

Use the same construction methods we’ve been employing all week.







JOHN: Day #4 – Elite – Scripture Writing

Today we are moving on from simple word lists to writing a block of text – a scripture this time. This moves us from letter spacing to word spacing.

Same methods for construction apply. If you want to challenge yourself, try centering each line.







JOHN: Day #5 – Elite – Bible Page

Today we advance to using the Elite Font in our bibles. You’ll want a short scripture or phrase as you can only practically get one word per line.  If you do have a longer scripture, use the Elite font for important words and find a simple script or italic font in a smaller scale for the rest.

Height-wise, this fits nicely in two lines of the margin markings. However, it is advised that you move to a thinner tipped pen. Use the same construction methods and you’ll do just fine.

I combined my text with the Well tutorial from the Drawing Room.



Yes, I will continue lettering in my bible and in my journaling in the new year. Even I don't know what form it will take, though. I will not be teaching online lessons in 2020.






Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 25 December 2019
Joy To The World
Topic: Hymnal Art

The hymnal art for today is on the Christmas Carol 'Joy to the World'. With all of the Christmas Story art that I have been doing in this hymnal I could not think of something different in that vein so I went with jingle bells.

I started out on scrap paper drawing a bell from memory but it did not look quite right so THEN I looked up a reference photo and made a few corrections from that. I had it 'almost' right but my X cuts were not deep enough on the ball. I bet those original bells would not have even rung!

Once I got the style right, I added three of them to the hymnal page along with some ribbon to hold them all together.

When it got to coloring, I grabbed some metallic paint pens in gold, silver and green for the bells and in red for the ribbons.

You can faintly see where I aded matching glitter gel pen for the highlights.

The JOY is round stickers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 20 December 2019
Lettering in the Book of Luke
Topic: Bible Journaling

The lettering lessons this week have been centered on the book of Luke. I hope you find them to be as much fun as I did.

LUKE: Day #1 – Fiddlesticks – Introduction

This week we have a fun novelty font that employs one tapered pillar with serifs per letter. The rest of the letter styling is achieved with swirling stringers that have tight curls on the ends.

Overall letter height is 3 units. The x-height is at 2 units while the ascenders are at 2 ½.

Practice the marks at the bottom of the graphic first to get a feel for structure. Then draw out the three steps shown at the right: 1) draw the pillar making sure of whether the wide end is up or down (and the proper height). 2) add the prescribed curly lines. 3) after inking and erasing pencil, fill with color if you wish.

When you’ve become comfortable with the process, ink the upper-case and the lower-case versions of the c2c book of the week.







LUKE: Day #2 – Fiddlesticks – Alphabet

Using the process for construction that we learned yesterday – establishing guidelines, setting the pillars, adding the swirls and curls, inking the letters and erasing the pencil – write out the full upper- and lower-case alphabets for this font I’m calling Fiddlesticks.

Isn’t this fun?







LUKE: Day #3 – Fiddlesticks – Numerals

Yesterday was an intensive day of letter drawing so I am going to go easy on you today. All you have to do is learn the 10 numerals in the Fiddlesticks font.







LUKE: Day #4 – Fiddlesticks – Word Play

I really liked the look of the name Luke we did on day one so decided to do more names with this font. I found the list of disciples in Luke 6:14 and lettered each one in a different color of marker.

One thing this inspired me to do was make tags for Christmas gifts using this font for the recipients’ names!

Write you own name, too. I think you’ll like it.







LUKE: Day #5 – Fiddlesticks – Bible Page

The casual feel of this font is great for writing short phrases. It is most readable when you use one word per line.

I was diligent about drawing penciled guidelines so I could get the relative letter size consistent. This also helps with readability.

The boat illustration is from the Drawing Room.



Just ONE more lettering to go to close out 2019. Then I will be taking a break from it while the group does review lessons in 2020. There are a few scattered throughout the plan that I have not taught so I may share those as they come up and, as always, I will share new pages in my bible all through the year.






Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:36 AM PST
Thursday, 19 December 2019
What Child Is This?
Topic: Hymnal Art

All through this month, the assigned hymns to illustrate are Christmas Carols. This is the third of five that we will do.

I did an illustration much like this in my bible in Isaiah for the prophecy of Jesus' birth.

This has been drawn with fine-line markers and colored with colored pencils. The pencil has been blended with Gamsol which also brightens the color.

This highlighting style was one I originally saw applied to a shaft of sunlight on a rubber stamped image - but it works for starlight too!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:01 AM PST
Saturday, 14 December 2019
Lettering in the Book of Mark
Topic: Bible Journaling

Yep, it's more lettering! This is a more formal style so I called it 'Tuxedo'!

MARK: Day #1 – Tuxedo – Introduction

These letters are based on a 4-unit height and are drawn in three steps, which are demonstrated on each of the 4 letters in the c2c book of the week.

First, draw a basic shape for your letter. Second, draw a close line in both sides of that line on the verticals. Third, complete the rest of the letter in the same manner.

NOTE: The horizontal lines do not get the pinstripes and the curves are merged into a single line.

Practice writing this one word following the steps given. The best way to do this is to pencil in all your base letters for the whole word, phrase or sentence. Then go through with ink and draw the multiple lines on all the letters. Erase your pencil when the ink is dry.





MARK: Day #2 – Tuxedo – Upper-Case Alphabet

You can practice the step by step method for writing out this upper-case alphabet today. I would complete each line separately and then go on to the next one.

I have provided a set of numerals that coordinate with the alphabet, as well.





MARK: Day #3 – Tuxedo – Lower-Case Alphabet

Yep, we have a lower-case alphabet for this font, too.  The letter height (4 units) is divided into thirds and the x-height falls at the 2/3 mark. The descender is 2 units.

Make sure you make your tuxedo lines the same distance as you did on the upper-case.

Like the upper-case, the verticals, whether straight or curved, have the lines while the horizontals have only one line. The curves are tapered just like the upper-case letters were.





MARK: Day #4 – Tuxedo – Scripture Writing

Today, select a verse of scripture to letter using the Tuxedo Font. Use a mix of upper- and lower-case letters.

I am aware that getting the x-height at 2/3 f a 4-unit height will be a challenge. To overcome this, draw in penciled guidelines for the top, baseline and x-height before you begin.

Work on either one line at a time or the whole piece as you proceed through the steps (rather than one letter at a time). This will help you maintain consistency.





MARK: Day #5 – Tuxedo – Bible Page

For my bible page I used a full-letter height of 2 units (the lines marked in my margin). I drew very light guidelines in pencil for the baseline, letter height and x-height (2/3 of letter height).

I worked on the whole phrase at the same time through the steps. After inking and erasing the pencil, I used colored pencils to fill in the letters.


The drawing room tutorial for the week did not fit with my selected verse for lettering so I drew this lily instead, to decorate the page.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:46 AM PST
Thursday, 12 December 2019
Topic: Quilting

18 months ago I went on a quilting retreat at the beach. My sister was with me when I bought two fat-quarter stacks of lovely teals and magentas. Without a specific plan for them, these fabrics were put away for a 'someday project'.

When my sister passed away, her stash of fabrics and patterns were given to me. I went through all her patterns and found one that she had pulled from a magazine in 2011. And there it was - In the same colors as I had bought with her! PERFECT!

I used the borrowed die-cutting machine to cut the required strips and this quilt came together quickly.

I used fabrics from her stash for the border, backing and binding and I did the quilting with the longarm machine I inherited from her estate.

I feel like this was kind of a joint project and I thought about her all the time while putting it together.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:27 AM PST
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
O Holy Night
Topic: Hymnal Art

In the hymnal I was using this song covered two facing pages - completely. So I took this opportunity to make a double spread illustration of the shepherds in the field with the angels making their announcement.

I used a fine-line marker to draw the illustration and then used Prismacolor pencils to color it. The pencils were blended with Gamsol to get a fairly smooth overage.

I'm not sure why I ended up with three of everything - three angels, three sheep, three shepherds and three hills. Strange, but it works!

The white lettering and stars are made with POSCA paint pen.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:13 AM PST
Monday, 9 December 2019
Square Knot
Topic: Quilting

Even with a huge stack of already-cut project kits I had compiled (over 30), I just HAD to gather scrap strips from my stash to make this quilt as soon as I saw the tutorial for it from Missouri Star Quilt Company.

For quite some time I had been just cramming leftovers of strips and other small cut leftovers into a bin. And I do mean CRAMMING. It had finally gotten out of control and I had separated out the 2 1/2 strips from the 2 1/4 strips and the 2 1/2 squares, etc. I had set aside to use a bunch of the small odd bits and cut others with a die-cutter on loan to me. 

Then this tutorial came out and I knew right away that this was the project I wanted to use for the 2 1/2" strips. I combined these with new strips I cut from some muslin yardage given to me this summer.

I finished with a wide border from other gifted yardage and put it on the longarm for quilting with a paper pantograph.

Isn't this fun? I can stroll through these square knot blocks and point out the history of the fabrics and what other quilts I had used them in.

This made a SMALL dent in the scrap bin - so much more to go!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:55 AM PST
Saturday, 7 December 2019
Bible Lettering in Mathew
Topic: Bible Journaling

This year of bible journaling Cover to Cover is almost over - just the four gospels left to do with lettering lessons and drawing lessons. I just share the lettering lessons here though.

So, for the book of Matthew:

MATTHEW: Day #1 – Circlets – Introduction

This alphabet is drawn upon circles – single line for the lower-case letters and stacked two high for the upper-case letters. Therefore, the first step in writing with this font is always to pencil a series of perfectly round circles.

You can see in the first line that the letters M and W use double-wide as well as double-high circle sets. In all letters, the lines swing around on the curves and then take straight lines.

For these samples, I’ve left the pencil marks in place for your reference. You will erase your own circle guides once you’ve inked the letters.



MATTHEW: Day #2 – Circlets – Alphabet

Here are the full alphabets for both upper- and lower-case letters. In the first version all of the guide circles are still in place. Following that, the pencil marks have been erased so you have a clean alphabet.



MATTHEW: Day #3 – Circlets – Word Play

Today we’re going to explore some options for using the Circlet Font. First: experiment with making some banners to contain your words. Second: try out overlapping your letters. This is a great way to fit a longer word into a smaller space. Third: drop the upper-case down (or raise the lower-case) so the center line of both is aligned.



MATTHEW: Day #4 – Circlets – Scripture Writing

For this piece where I went to scripture writing, I introduced banners in a couple of places and also worked on centering the lines of text. I used a bit of script for emphasis and then carried that over to the scripture reference.



MATTHEW: Day #5 – Circlets – Bible Page

Because I had so little text in this scripture, I did not employ any of the special features we explored this week.

I did, however, illustrate the page with some Fish from the Drawing Room tutorial.

If this alphabet looks familiar it is probably because it is a repeat from 2017. It is also a wholly original alphabet that I designed.






Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:45 AM PST
Thursday, 5 December 2019
Away In A Manger
Topic: Hymnal Art

Still working in my hymnal with art. This week the assignment was Away In A Manger.

In my book, the song only takes up 3/4 of the page so that is all I decorated. I sketched in fine-line marker, colored with bright markers, blacked out the background with Marks-a-Lot chisel marker and added the title back in with white POSCA pen.

You can just barely see the music through the background.

Because this bled through the paper in a BIG way, it will make a great place to glue in a song on the back that is not in this hymnal.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:53 PM PST
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Lettering in the Book of Malachi
Topic: Bible Journaling

Last week the font was very formal in the base style. This week it is loose and informal. Here are the lessons:

MALACHI: Day #1 – Hollowed – Introduction

We’ve covered several fonts in the Lettering Lodge that feature doubled lines. Some were based on a Basic Block Print and some were thickened on downstrokes like a faux brush script.

This one is based on a Basic Oval Print. But the twist is that the sides of the resulting posts are concave and are wider at the top than the bottom. They remind me of bell-bottom pants!

Another feature is the crossbars that are made of single-line curls and the concave line ends. Take a look at the inset box for the common marks you will be using. Practice these until you are comfortable forming them and then use them to write Malachi in both upper- and lower-case.

Note the size markings on the left side. The top line is the size of the caps, the next down is the ascender line for the full height of the lower-case. The third line is the x-height and the last one is the baseline. Although it is not marked here and not used on this introductory word, the descender line is at -1 unit.







MALACHI: Day #1 – Hollowed – Introduction

We’ve covered several fonts in the Lettering Lodge that feature doubled lines. Some were based on a Basic Block Print and some were thickened on downstrokes like a faux brush script.

This one is based on a Basic Oval Print. But the twist is that the sides of the resulting posts are concave and are wider at the top than the bottom. They remind me of bell-bottom pants!

Another feature is the crossbars that are made of single-line curls and the concave line ends. Take a look at the inset box for the common marks you will be using. Practice these until you are comfortable forming them and then use them to write Malachi in both upper- and lower-case.

Note the size markings on the left side. The top line is the size of the caps, the next down is the ascender line for the full height of the lower-case. The third line is the x-height and the last one is the baseline. Although it is not marked here and not used on this introductory word, the descender line is at -1 unit.







MALACHI: Day #3 – Hollowed – Word Play

Today we are going to write a quote about gratefulness to celebrate Thanksgiving week. Practice with both the upper-case and the lower-case letters.

I centered mine and colored inside the letters. One other thing – I made the curl too short on the first H so I added a little dot to close the gap. Then to make that dot look like it belonged, I added a dot at the end of every curl! Now it looks planned.







MALACHI: Day #4 – Hollowed – Scripture Writing

The Cover2Cover book this week is Malachi so I found a scripture from that book to write out for practice. I didn’t try to center these phrases but I went back to my usual style of using a capital letter on every word.

I filled the letters with color again.







MALACHI: Day #5 – Hollowed – In Your Bible

Friday is the day we use the new font we have learned in our bible – this time in Malachi.

Do you notice anything different about the lettering? I was using the lines printed in the margin of my bible as guides and forgot to make the ascenders for the lower-case at ¾ of the font height. After I got the whole scripture penciled in, I assessed how it looked and decided that it was acceptable to leave them taller.

Remember, YOU get to decide if there are changes you want to make to a lettering style. Just make sure you are consistent within the piece you are working on. I would not want to have some of the ascenders tall and some shorter. Keeping them all the same lends authority to the choice and makes it look like it is supposed to be that way.

The stalks of wheat were inspired by the Drawing Room lesson for this week.

I used colored pencils to make the lettering match the illustration.



Is ANYONE making use of these lettring lessons? Anyone? Anyone?







Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 25 November 2019
Bible Page To Use An Art Lesson
Topic: Bible Journaling

I usually combine the art from the drawing lessons I have taught with the lettering lesson of the same week, so you get to see both on one page.

One of my lessons had the need for art and another needed the text so I split them up. This is the page I used for the art lesson: a cityscape.

The city represents our going out into the world as witnesses. This is Prismacolor fineline markers with various shades of gray colored pencil.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Hymnal Art - We Gather Together
Topic: Hymnal Art

In coming up to Thanksgiving I recall how this hymn was sung as a blessing at a meal in some church gatherings.

To focus in on that, I drew a fall wreath with leaves and then 'set the table' in the center of it.

Fineline marker and colored pencils (metallic silver for the flatware) were used for the elements.

I didn't realize how opsided the wreath was until I came back to this page later.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 23 November 2019
Lettering in the Book of Acts
Topic: Bible Journaling

For the book of Acts I wanted to have a font that would enhance the stories of the coming of the Holy Spirit. I decided to begin with flames and then, later in the week, taught edits that would expand the usability of the basic font for other themes.

Here are the lessons for the week:

ACTS: Day #1 – Fiery Font – Introduction

Although there are a lot of ways these letters can be ‘accessorized’, we’re going to focus first on setting fire to them.

First, practice making little groups of flames. They are vertical with a longer point at the top than at the bottom and can be single or grouped in twos and threes with various sizes.

Then, move on to the lettering. This is a vertical font with one wide leg. There are tiny serifs as well. Following the second line below for the steps: In pencil draw the base form of the letter, add tiny serifs, add flames at the base – small singles on the thin legs and multiples on the wide legs, Ink the flames then the letter, erase pencil and add color. I color first with all yellow then add yellow-orange on 2/3 and finally add orange at the bottom.

This sample does not give a lot of practice for the lettering but you can practice the flames more if you like.







ACTS: Day #2 – Fiery Font – Alphabet

Today we’ve got the whole alphabet to practice. In addition to the vertical posts and tiny serifs you’ll note that the rounded letters are very squarish.

Note that the flames are placed free-form so you can do with yours as you wish. A consistent look in your OWN alphabet is more important than making them exactly like mine.







ACTS: Day #3 – Fiery Font – Options

On day one I talked about the versatility of this font with a variety of decorative options open to you. Below are just a few choices to try out:

1)      Add a line and a dot inside the top of every wide leg.

2)      Do the outline of the letters with color instead of black, then color in the letters.

3)      Leave off the flames, color the letters with a blue tint. Add swirls in a darker blue.

4)      Replace the flames with snowflakes, draw letters in light gray, color in light violet and use the gray to add windy swirls behind the letters.

5)      Sketch out the letters in very fine pen using double lines. Draw broken angled lines over the letters and add tiny raindrops. Color the letters in gray and add some gray ground. In the ground draw some concentric ovals for puddles.







ACTS: Day #4 – Fiery Font – Scripture Writing

Use any version we’ve practiced (or one you make up for yourself) to write a page of scripture. Be sure you are always working first in pencil and only inking when you have everything structured as you wish.







ACTS: Day #5 – Fiery Font – Bible Page

Use any version of the Fiery Font in your bible to write a scripture. I combined the lined, flame letters to represent the tongues of fire and lots of swirls to represent the violent wind mentioned in Acts 2.



I hope you will have a go at this font in one form or another.






Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Come Thou Fount - Hymnal Art
Topic: Hymnal Art

This hymnal page is quite different than most going before it. I actually covered a lot of the page with black marker to define the edge of the guitar.

The drawing is with fineline marker and I used colored pencils for the blending of color over the surface of the instrument.

I focused in on one short phrase in the lyrics to really focus the hymn to the basic elemental idea.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 16 November 2019
Lettering in Zechariah
Topic: Bible Journaling

Bouncing letters based on a serif print is what is on the table this week. Here are the lessons:

ZECHARIAH: Day #1 – Toss Up – Introduction

At first glance, this font does not look very organized or rule-oriented. In reality, there is a definite plan for the size, shape and placement of the letters. Sometimes we just choose to bend the rules.

The letter height is 4 units. The size of the x-height is between 2 and 3 units (it varies by letter). All of the letters have ONE thickened stroke and the thickness of that stroke is consistent from letter to letter. All stroke ends have serifs. For the most part, the thick strokes’ serifs sit more squarely while the single stroke’s serifs are mostly angled.

Have fun writing this word while you wait for the full alphabet.







ZECHARIAH: Day #2 – Toss Up – Alphabet

Yesterday we were introduced to the general rules for this alphabet:  The letter height is 4 units. The size of the x-height is between 2 and 3 units (it varies by letter). All of the letters have ONE thickened stroke and the thickness of that stroke is consistent from letter to letter. All stroke ends have serifs. For the most part, the thick strokes’ serifs sit more squarely while the single stroke’s serifs are mostly angled.

Now you get to see the full-meal-deal. You’ll note that many of the letters end in curls, which we did not see yesterday. Also, the letters were presented in their ‘tossed’ state on that one word. Here in the alphabet they are all sitting nicely on their baseline. This will allow you to learn the letter shapes and relative sizes more easily. We’ll get back to tossing them tomorrow.







ZECHARIAH: Day #3 – Toss Up – Options

Now that we understand how the letters relate to one another in a ‘normal’ sense, we’re going to start breaking the rules a few at a time. Just make incremental changes – you want there to still be enough consistency to make it understandable as a style that hangs together.

Things I don’t change: keeping the thickened lines a consistent width and making sure letters have the appropriate serifs.

Try out these options for practice.







ZECHARIAH: Day #4 – Toss Up – Scripture Writing

Today we’re going to write a scripture from Zechariah on paper for practice in applying some of the options we learned about yesterday. So, what did I change on this piece?

                                   Upper/Lower case                  Off baseline

                                   Tilted letters                            Size varies

                                   Color outline                            Color fill

That’s a lot of changes and yet, it all hangs together because of those few consistencies (line width, serifs, curls).

Write up your own scripture piece, incorporating as many options as you wish.







ZECHARIAH: Day #5 – Toss Up – Bible Page

And now we get to use the Toss Up Font in our bibles. (I used it in my ESV Interleaved, which is why there is no scripture background). I used the same options as yesterday except there is not a colored outline on the letters.

I combined my lettering with aDrawing Room lesson on the Mason Jar.



Did you know the drawing lessons are free to all? Go to Creative-Bible-Journaling.com and look for the menu called Drawing Room. LOTS of tutorials there.







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