I'm journaling in this beauty today, the Illuminated Scripture Journal from Crossway. It is interleaved, meaning every other page is blank, so there's plenty of space for my scribbles!
For a balanced looking wreath, I think in thirds. Just "eyeing it" three circles are traced, evenly spaced around the wreath. These will become roses.
Using my round object collection, more circles are added to form three clumps of flowers.
The smashed penny helps me with leaves. I want part of the vines to remain visible.
Here's a tip for hand lettering, especially on curves. Begin with the center letter and build out your word from there.
Easy, peasy lemon squeazy.
My lettering was completed with brown Crayola marker. For my Bible, I used a micron pen to add shadows and more details. The verse has been underlined.
Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I hope you've enjoyed this step by step tutorial!