Instagram Challenge: #serifwritingchallenge

 
 

My theme for February: chic, modern and luxe. For me, this means clean lines and classic fonts. And it doesn't get more classic than a good serif font.

Serif: "a slight projection finishing off a stroke of a letter in certain typefaces." A classic serif font would be Times New Roman. With beautiful handwritten fonts and modern calligraphy, we have really turned bullet journaling around and have been creating beautiful spreads. But I haven't seen many bullet journal headers utilizing a serif font. I know for me, these fonts are difficult to draw consistently. Luckily I've been able to cook up some really helpful stickers that I've been using in my bullet journal.

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For this week's #jengs52pages I decided to try my hand at drawing out a serif font. I had a lot of fun in a previous page trying to write out DVF's logo.  Here are the two side by side:

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Spacing and consistency is difficult with this font. And since I'd like to improve this font style I decided to start a new Instagram challenge for myself. I put together a daily prompt that I will be incorporating into my journal every day for the month of March. If you're interested in joining in, tag your photos with @inkbyjeng and use the hashtag #serifwritingchallenge so that you can share with the awesome bullet journal community on Instagram! You can use the image below to share that you'll be joining in on this challenge!

 
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I've put together a practice worksheet here. Download, print and use it behind your page to trace for practicing!