Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ellie Claire Art Journals

I recently had the opportunity to review a trio of art journals from Ellie Claire, just in time for the holiday season. I found them to be delightful and inspirational overall, making them a perfect addition to my daily devotional time.

When I journal, I use a variety of things (including pens, colored pencils, markers, gelatos, gel pens, stamps, and stickers). I tried many of these with this collection of journals. There was a bit of ghosting, at time, but, in general, everything I typically use worked well, as the pages in each journal are a bit thicker than one might find in an average notebook or Bible. All of them lay flat, which is ad added bonus!

Each journal contains beautiful illustrations to accompany the instructions. The books would be appropriate for people of various ages and skill levels. I've never been overly creative in my journaling, but these will make it a bit easier to do so, and I look forward to using these journals. (They would make wonderful gifts this Christmas, as well.)

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This journal is an all-inclusive journal for lettering, as well as for creating beautiful artwork in your journal or Bible. I'm not very artistic, and even I was able to follow the instructions (and, for the most part, things came out looking okay). The journal provides opportunities to practice hand-lettering, Bible journaling, and sermon sketch note-taking. Banners, flowers, and frames are also included. The tips are helpful for beginners and more experienced calligraphers, etc.

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This journal contains illustrations from ancient manuscripts, along with illustrations to color (around forty of them) and abundant space for journaling or drawing your own illustrations. A few Bible verses accompany some illustrations, so this book really brings Scripture to life through the drawings. There is a place along the spine to store a pen, as well.

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If you've ever wanted to improve your writing and make it a bit fancier, this book is for you. The illustrations included in this journal are gorgeous and will give the user a number of ideas to try in their own journaling. The instructions are easy to follow, though some are definitely more advanced than others, and there is ample space for practice. Designs include general flourishes, animals, and flowers. The options really allow the user to personalize their writing. Appropriate and inspiring quotes and Bible verses are included. There is a place along the spine to store a pen, a bookmark, and a keepsake pocket.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of each journal from the publisher, but I wasn't required to leave a positive review.

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