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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.







Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 15 November 2019
Blooming Stars Quilt
Topic: Quilting

Last year I bought a couple of fat-quarter stacks that had a wide range of values of in a single colorway. Each stack had the same abstract prints with gold paint features - dots, swirls, circles, and more.There was a magenta stack and a teal stack.

I set these aside until I found a pattern using these same colors so I cut out the parts for that and set them aside to sew up later. The leftovers went into this quilt as those colors enhanced a floral print I had leftovers of.

I called this quilt Blooming Stars to describe the flowers coming in the center of the stars.

There are white background, floral cornerstones, and dotted sashing throughout.

Purple borders pull up color from the florals.

The quilting was done on the longarm using a paper pantograph.

Binding is a lighter shade of the teal and it also is of a shimmery nature.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 10 November 2019
Art In My Hymnal - Count Your Blessings
Topic: Hymnal Art

The decoration for this page is interlocking block lettering of a scripture done with markers plus script stickers to list my blessings.

The bushel basket is also done in markers as is the heart.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 9 November 2019
Lettering in the Book of Romans
Topic: Bible Journaling

Right on time for a lettering lesson working in the book of Romans. Here are the lessons for the week:


ROMANS: Day #1 – U-Turn Font – Introduction

It’s been a couple of years since this font was introduced on CBJ but it is unique and I thought it was time to see it again. Today we will just write out the bible book name in upper- and in lower-case. To assist in this, there is a set of instructions at the bottom of the page that defines the ‘rule’ for drawing out this style.







Anywhere you would normally create a loop in a letter or re-trace the path of a stroke, it becomes a side-by-side double stroke.







ROMANS: Day #2 – U-Turn Font – Alphabet

Remember the basic rule from yesterday?  Anywhere you would normally create a loop in a letter or re-trace the path of a stroke, it becomes a side-by-side double stroke. Also note the shape of the leading stroke on many of the letters (F, H, I, J, K, V, W, X, Z) and practice this separately until you can reproduce it consistently. There is another less complicated beginning stroke on others (B, D, M, N, P, R) and another on U and Y.

Your overall letter height is 5 units and the x-height is at 2 units. The descender is at -2 units. It is not as important to make your letters this tall as it is to keep your x-height below the midpoint.







ROMANS: Day #3 – U-Turn Font – Loop Practice

Because the consistency of the loop width is the most important feature of this font, today we’re going to work only on that. The drill will be to create flowers and leaves using consistently spaced looping lines.







ROMANS: Day #4 – U-Turn Font – Scripture Writing

Now that we’ve got consistent looping lines and have practiced on those leading features, it’s time to put this font to work.

Use the U-Turn Font to write out a scripture from Romans. Mine is chapter one, verse sixteen.







ROMANS: Day #5 – U-Turn Font – Bible Page

Today we get to use the new font in our bible. I will point out that I broke one rule right away! I pulled the x-height up to the midpoint. It was much easier to get the lettering consistent as I could utilize the lines printed in the margin for alignment.

I combined my verse with the camera from the Drawing Room lesson for this week.



This is actually a revisiting of a font that I taught back in 2018. But it is worth another look.







Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 3 November 2019
Hymnal Art - Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
Topic: Hymnal Art

I really used a LOT of stickers on this page.

The headline, the ornaments and the lollypops are all stickers as is the colored band that separates this song from the previous one on the page.

I completed the other text with fineline and brush markers. These got a wash of color from markers.

I used fineline markers to turn letter circles into the celophane on the lollypops and added white pen to create some highlights throughout.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Lettering in 2 old testament books
Topic: Bible Journaling

Trying to cover 66 books of the Bible in 52 weeks means that sometimes books have to be combined. Occastionally these were books like 1 Kings and 2 Kings, but sometimes it was just shorter books without enough meat to do a whole study on.

This was one of those times where 2 old testament books were combined. Here are the lettering lessons:

Zephaniah/Haggai: Day #1 – Split Column – Intro

This is a three-unit font with round bowls. It is based on the basic round print we learned the first week of 2019 (Genesis). This informs the shape of the base letters. Then the upright strokes are split into an open column (closed columns on curves) and are finished with small serifs.

Practice on these two bible books while you study the letters for styling details. Try to identify as many as you can on your own and we’ll have a quiz tomorrow and the next!







Zephaniah/Haggai: Day #2 – Split Column – Upper Case

Did you work on identifying styling details as you practiced yesterday? Let’s see how you did…

-          All upright columns have (open/closed) ends.

-          Curved columns have (open/closed) ends.

-          Size of serifs is (large/small).

-          Overall letter height is (2/3/4) units.

-          Serifs extend (inside/outside) columns.

OK, these are kind of obvious when shown this way, but it does get you to inspect the letters.

Practice the upper-case alphabet from the sample.







Zephaniah/Haggai: Day #3a – Split Column – Lower Case

Ready for your second quiz? This one may be a little harder.

-          The overall letter height is (2/3/4) units.

-          The x-height is at (2/3/4) units.

-          The descender is at (-1/-2) units.

-          The straight ends of columns are (open/closed).

-          The curved ends of columns are (open/closed).

-          The upper-right serifs are (longer/shorter/missing).

-          The bowls of the letters are (round/oval).

-          I can refer back to the lesson in (Genesis/Revelation) for the basic round font.

-          I know of different letter forms for (a/g).

Now practice writing the lower-case. How much of it can you write correctly by ONLY looking at your quiz notes instead of the sample?







Zephaniah/Haggai: Day #3b – Split Column – Numbers

Here is a bonus for day 3 – a set of numbers. I followed SOME of the rules and broke some of the rules to combine elements of both upper- and lower-case letters.

The numbers are the same height as the upper-case (3 units) but are more oval in shape than the round letters.







Zephaniah/Haggai: Day #4 – Split Column – Scripture

Now that we know all the theories and the rules and have practiced on the alphabets, we’re going to use our Split Column font to write scripture.

I chose a verse in Zephaniah and combined upper/lower case words and a full upper-case word. I used basic round font for the reference and it looks perfect with this text.







Zephaniah/Haggai: Day #5 – Split Column – Bible Page

It’s the day to use our new font in our bibles. Today we’re going to Haggai 2:4.

Because I was including birch trees as a background illustration, I used tiny shading dashes across the columns from the right to the left to mimic the bark. Now my lettering becomes tiny birch trees!



Aren't these neat trees? I taught how to draw them on the Creative-Bible-Journaling.com website in the Drawing Room.







Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 1 November 2019
That's A Big Plus
Topic: Quilting

I saw this quilt tutorial on Missouri Star Quilt Company and immediately thought of a couple of stacks of 'stone look' charm squares. Combined with while cotton for the background fabric and some tone-on-tone blacks for the trim this turned out exactly how I envisioned.

I also got a new paper pantograph for the longarm and I think this quilted up beautifully.



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Sunday, 27 October 2019
Hymnal Art - Jesus Paid It All
Topic: Hymnal Art

Here is another hymn I decorated in my hymnal. I love doing these artistic representations of the old hymns I grew up with.

In this case I used a red brush pen and bounce lettering to write a quote that fit the theme. A black brush pen was used for the cross.



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Saturday, 26 October 2019
Lettering in 2 Corinthians
Topic: Bible Journaling

On to 2 Corinthians with the lettring lessns. Ready?

2 CORINTHIANS: Day #1 – Signage Font – Intro

This is another font that looks complicated but is actually easy, although time consuming. To get you going on this style we start with a step-by-step guide.

1)      Working with 4-unit letters, draw (in pencil) the basic block letter.

2)      Add the curls for that letter.

3)      Give the letter the indicated triangle serifs. Except for the A and the H the left side of the letter also gets a pointed protrusion at the mid-line.

4)      Add broken shadow lines to the left and bottom of all elements.

5)      In the letter and fill. Erase pencil.

Use these steps to complete all the letters in the book name. I did not label this as 2nd Corinthians since there are no numbers in this font.







2 CORINTHIANS: Day #2 – Signage Font – Alphabet

Before tackling the full alphabet, I want you to practice the common curl formats. They are similar but vary in their placement, orientation and size. I have indicated the letters that each curl will be used on. Scan through the alphabet and identify them.

Make some guidelines 4 units high and mark the midline at 2 units. The latter will indicate where your left protrusion is placed and will also assist in getting the correct size for the curls.

I make each letter completely in pencil down to the last detail before moving on to the next letter. Then I scan the entire alphabet for consistency and. Finally, I ink the whole page.







2 CORINTHIANS: Day #3 – Signage Font – Lower Case

The lower-case for this style is still all caps. But these do not have curls on them and they are half the height of the upper case.

Follow the same steps to design your letters as with the upper case. These letters still have the serifs, left-side protrusions and broken line shadows.







2 CORINTHIANS: Day #4 – Signage Font – Options

With just a few changes you can spice up your letters for a whole different feel. Use the samples below to try out some options.

1)      Trace and fill your letters with metallic pen (perhaps gel pen?). Use a very fine black pen for the broken lines. You can’t tell on this scan, but the gold metallic pen is colored over with glitter gel pen.

2)      Do not add any broken lines. Instead, use white pen to add small highlights to the upper right of the elements. This adds dimension.

3)      Instead of thin broken lines, use a thick metallic shadow on the left and bottom.

4)      Use the lower-case letters without any shadow lines. This almost has a western feel to it.







2 CORINTHIANS: Day #5 – Signage Font – Bible Page

When using the Signage Font in my bible, I used upper- and lower-case together. The upper-case is filled with blue glitter gel pen and the lower-case with green. This was to reflect the colors in the illustration.

The illustration is frcolored with metallic colored pencils.



I have been having so much fun finding fonts to teach.






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