Friday, November 16, 2018

Ellie Claire Art Journals - Review

We're not really in a day and age of writing down our thoughts and ideas anymore.  Written diaries, journals, and similar mementos give way to other forms of electronic media.  Although I'm okay with today's fast-paced world, I still want to have real and authentic moments that include hand-written letters and notes.

When I was younger, in my grade school and teen years, I'd write faithfully in journals.  I still have them, tucked away in a cedar chest.  From time to time I'll get the journals out and read them, reminiscing and remembering times past.  I don't write daily in a journal anymore, but still jot down memories from time to time and like to have journals on hand for those occasions.  I recently received three Ellie Clair Art Journals for review and they've gotten me excited about journaling more often.

Illuminate Your Story Journal

Use this almost-lost art of illuminating letters to enhance your writing, Bible journaling, or sermon note-taking. Rich illustrated manuscripts in the Museum of the Bible's collection inspired these gorgeous letters. Easy to follow instructions, practice pages, and encouragements guide you through the creation of amazing start letters, flourishes, and more.

The Illustrated Word: An Illuminated Bible Coloring Journal

Create your own masterpiece with this journal that has forty glorious illustrations from ancient manuscripts that have been recreated as line drawings. Just as medieval monks brought Scripture to life through intricate inked illustrations in handwritten manuscripts hundreds of years ago, you can now create your own stunning keepsake that will be treasured for years to come.

Faith & Lettering Journal

With guides, instructions, and tutorials, this is a fun and inspiring way to create beauty with words. It is the perfect place for journalers to practice Bible journaling, lettering quotes and verses, or decorating a page with original thoughts and plans. Exploring your God-given creativity has never been so rewarding.

My Review:

All three of these journals have high-quality binding and paper.  The embellishments and designs of the journals are spectacular.  I've used gel pens and colored pencils with no bleeding through the pages.  I don't know if markers will cause bleeding because I don't want to personally risk it.  Although I've been using these journals to jot down faith-based notations, I've learned a little bit about how to create flourishes, establish beautiful lettering, and invoke illustrations.  In other words, these journals aren't just blank pages to write in.  They're an introduction on how to be more purposeful in your ways of writing.  All three Ellie Claire Art Journals have different teaching applications and are unique in their own way, but all three are excellent, exemplary journals.

I received products for review from Worthy Publishing.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


annies home said...

I love these journals and would love to have my grand-daughter to journal like her mama and me. Thank you for sharing about journaling at a younger age and these journals look awesome