TIPS FOR USING FONTS FOR JOURNALING:
1. PRINTED SIZE - No matter what style of font you use, make sure it is readable size when it is printed out. Remember if you work on a 12 x 12 Layout but print at 8 x 8 the fonts will shrink.
2. LEGIBILITY – Another readability factor is the legibility of a font. If you use a cursive or handwritten type of font, is it still easy to read? Can readers of all ages read the font, the young and the old?
3. DESIGN – Font choice contributes to the overall feeling and design of a scrapbook page. How you present the text is also a design element.
4. PERSONALITY – Fonts have a personality all their own.
- Handwritten style fonts often feel a bit more playful or casual.
- Typed fonts add a more graphic style or even a quirky feel to a layout.
- Basic fonts have the clean look of simple.
With keeping the above in mind, picking a font for your journaling should be a little easier. There is no rule that you have to use a different font on every layout either. When I am doing a book I usually find 2 or 3 different fonts just for that book, and that's all I will use to journal that book. I also have a journaling font family file that I store all my favorite journaling fonts in and keep in a place easy to get to.
Here are some of my favorite free fonts for journaling:
Below you will find the links to get the free fonts:
Jacques Francois League Gothic
Permanent Marker Leander
KG Always A Good Time Christopher Hand
Designer Notes Pea Alisha
Traveling Typewriter Loosie Script
Journaling Hand Antipasto
Well That should give you a good start on your journaling collection, if you have not started yet. But if your anything like me your are already on your way to becoming a font junkie. I collect fonts everywhere I look and that's basically just a blink in any direction. I think next week will be talk about some good font programs to use to view and store your fonts families.