I was given the opportunity to review some beautiful Ellie Claire Art Journals and I am thrilled to be sharing them with you.
First let me tell you how beautiful each of the three of them is. They are hard cover books, and each has high quality heavy pages inside. Each books is different in it’s own ways, and I cannot get over how beautiful they are. Really y’all. To feel them in your hands, you can feel the embossing and how quality the materials are. My teenager quickly claimed them as her own, and plans on giving one to a good friend she attends church with as a Christmas gift.
The ones I received are: Faith & Lettering Journal, The Illustrated Word Coloring Journal and the Illuminate Your Story Journal.
Faith & Lettering – This journal again has a hard cover on it, as well as an elastic pen loop on the spine. This comes in handy if you are like me and like to use the same pen over and over! This has guides and tutorials on how to do the beautiful lettering like you see on the front cover. It is a great place to practice bible journaling, and writing our verses in beautiful letters. Some of the pages even have “traceable” prompts, sort of how you were taught how to write when you were a kindergartner, which I greatly appreciate when it comes to trying my hand at fancy cursive lettering. It has a fitting bible verse on the back in Ephesians 2:10 – We are God’s Masterpiece. This journal measures 9″x 7″ (so almost as big as a regular sheet of paper). Like the others, there are 160 pages in this book.
Illuminate your Story Journal – This journal is done in a soft cream color with a sea foam green accent. Like the Faith & Lettering journal, it has an elastic pen loop on the spine, a ribbon marker and has an elastic band closure.. This one would easily fit into your purse or backpack as it only measured 6″x 8″. There are drawing guides, as well as a grid background pattern page. There are 160 pages total in this book, consisted of basic lined pages for journaling as well as the previously mentioned pages. Throughout this journal there are fitting bible verses and inspirational quotes, and I love that it teaches you how to do the “start letters” that you often see at that start of passages of scripture.
The Illustrated Word – This journal is unlike the others as it is more of a bible coloring journal, and has forty illustrations from ancient texts that you can color in. It measures 9″ x 7″, and does not have a pen loop. The cover is thick, and there are 160 pages in the book. There is a mix of lined journal pages, as well as coloring pages. One of the neat aspects of this book is that the coloring pages are accompanied on the next page by the full color original version of the ancient manuscript pages.
If my teen hadn’t snagged these, I would have loved to have kept the Illuminate your Story for myself. Especially since it is a touch smaller than the other 2, and has pages for journaling as well as “doodling”. I do like that there is a pen loop, makes it easy to keep up with your favorite pen (you know we all have a favorite pen!). We did not test the papers in any for bleed through, but many of the reviews I read online do not mention any bleed through in any of the journals.