Thanks to the guidance of an experienced calligraphy teacher, anyone can add a touch of elegance to invitations, handwritten poems, and a variety of surfaces. Annie Cicale provides a complete, easy-to-follow course in the art of beautiful writing and an attractive resource filled with breathtaking images. She'll guide your pen as you master broad pen alphabets, including classic uncial, Roman and italic caps, as well as playful invented styles with added variations. Seventeen projects include a traditional certificate with decorative contrasts and flourishes; journals and scrapbooks; and even a colourful silk-screened pillow.
The Art of Hand Lettering for Beginners offers the largest collection of tutorials, alphabets, and projects to add unique style to everything you create. Hand lettering is a personal style--and only YOU can make it your own. The Art of Hand Lettering for Beginners is the ultimate guide to learn essential techniques and create unique projects with your signature style. Invitations, signs, personal notes, tote bags, and more--this hand lettering guide offers 20 DIY projects for you to try. Complete with a step-by-step guide to basic hand lettering techniques and 8 sample alphabets, The Art of Hand Lettering for Beginners encourages you explore and experiment as you find your own artistic style and personal print. The Art of Hand Lettering for Beginners gives the tools you need to master the craft of hand lettering, with: 8 sample alphabets (4 cursive, 4 print) that offer stroke-by-stroke instruction and space to practice. 20 projects that include thank-you cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, bunting, envelope liners, place cards, and more! Create your own alphabet that provides guidance for personalizing your style with tips for incorporating different moods and tones for variety. For weddings, birthdays, or just because--make whatever you create personal with The Art of Hand Lettering for Beginners.
Hand lettering is the art of drawing customized letterforms by hand. In this volume the focus is on friendship and the pages feature four alphabets and illustration elements readers can master. More than a craft, hand lettering is an art form-a skill that one can use almost every day.A detailed description of the art of hand lettering includes a basic education plus information on the various types of pens and paper. Pages are provided for practice and finished images. Discover English cursive, blackletter, calligram, and cartoon modern as you letter heartwarming quotes from your favorite Disney films. The perfect break from technology, this book will provide hours of entertainment and turn readers into artists in no time.
Popular Instagram brush lettering artist Kelly Klapstein takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy to use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you’ll be using, and the best ways to position pen, hand, and paper. Kelly demonstrates a range of basic strokes along with drill sheets for practice and improvement. In addition to providing detailed instructions and tracing guides for both lowercase and uppercase alphabets, Kelly gives tutorials on freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and special effects. Also included are lowercase and uppercase A to Z exemplars for both large and small brush pens. Drill sheets, tracing guides, worksheets, and exemplars are perforated for easy removal.
The book demonstrates the uses of traditional and cutting edge lettering tools, from classic calligraphy pens to bling-producing metallic foils and glue pens. It introduces a wide array of lettering styles with complete alphabets sample artworks that show an application. Fully stepped-out illustrations break down each letterform, taking the reader through each stroke and a large collection of gallery images provides further inspiration for how to use creative lettering in artwork. Calligraphy, the art of elegant, beautiful lettering, has increased in popularity over the last several years. From brides who want to address their wedding invitations to do-it-yourselfers who want to prepare certificates or make a family tree, and even for art journalers and scrapbookers who like creative text in their works, calligraphy books and classes are hot. This new-in-paperback book will spark the interest of the calligraphy novice by introducing a new approach to lettering, one that combines a lively combination of traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artsy street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering.
A Fun & Inspiring Introduction to the Art of Hand Lettering Hand Lettering for Relaxation is the perfect way to cultivate calmness and joy while creating beautiful works of art. While hand lettering can look intimidating, artist and blogger Amy Latta has a friendly and down-to-earth approach that will give you the confidence to draw impressive designs with ease. Learn how to create a lovely brush-lettered look with easy, no-fail faux calligraphy. Then add pretty embellishments such as vines, roses, banners, ribbons, swirls and feathers that take your designs to the next level. You’ll also get a beginner’s guide to real brush lettering, plus fun print fonts and ways to highlight, shadow or emboss your words. With 46 unique workshops, each with a featured motivational design, you will gain enough proficiency to proudly share your lettered art on social media, make personalized gifts and even decorate your home. In this interactive workbook, doodling on the high-quality art paper is highly encouraged! Use it to letter the featured design with the new technique you learned, create your own design or simply enjoy some meditative practice. No matter how you use it, this book is sure to help you relax, enjoy your creative journey and make your life more beautiful wherever you are. Keep the relaxation flowing with these other books in Amy Latta's bestselling hand lettering workbook series: - Hand Lettering for Laughter - Hand Lettering for Faith - Express Yourself: A Hand Lettering Workbook for Kids
DESIGNS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ORNAMENTAL FONTS AND FLOURISHES THAT CREATE EXQUISITE HAND-LETTERED WORKS OF ART Learn the art of hand-lettering. This step-by-step workbook teaches you how to craft pretty letters and flowers of all sorts. Use your newfound botanical lettering skills to make cards, wedding invitations, banners, tags, paper bouquets and other fun projects.
You love to letter and you have a favorite alphabet. Now, let your skills shine! Discover ways to hand letter on a variety of different surfaces and materials in order to create amazing works of art, whether you want to gift, sell, or decorate your home. From lettering on fabric and chalkboards to digitizing your calligraphy, this is the ultimate source of inspiration for passionate hand letterers!
Create uniquely artful words with secrets from Joanne Sharpe! Joanne Sharpe--author of the popular book The Art of Whimsical Lettering--has gathered together 55 of her favorite hand-drawn alphabets for this light-hearted collection. Follow simple illustrated steps to replicate each style...no lengthy instructions or extensive practice required. Any "imperfections" only add to their charm! Try your hand at letterforms inspired by feathers, flowers, postage stamps, vintage type, doodles, taxi cabs, chalkboards and more. Equally exciting are the variety of media used, from colored pencils and markers to paints and inks. Looking to add an artful touch to the world around you? These letters are perfect for personalizing anything from family calendars and daily planners to wall art, art journals, cards and one-of-a-kind gifts. You can even use the techniques and inspiration in this book to invent completely original alphabets of your own. With this A to Z guide, there's no limit to the statements you can make! • Awesome alphabets--55 in all, ranging from basic block and stick letters to fanciful illustrated fonts • Beginner-friendly instructions--Each alphabet is broken down into just a few simple steps • Creative variety of tools and media--pens, markers, brushes, inks, paints, colored pencils, fountain pens, cardstock and much more
Are you a curious hand lettering beginner or long-time enthusiast looking to take your craft to the next level? Or are you a DIY guru or event planner wishing to breathe new life into a boring gift, event signage, or party décor? Extraordinary Hand Lettering opens your eyes to the endless possibilities in the world of creative lettering, showing you how to work with types of surfaces, such as wood, glass and acrylic, chalk, and even mirrors. First, learn the simple tools and tricks of hand lettering essentials—cursive and basic typefaces, creating balance and composition, and how to draw letters, as well as secret tips on what words you should choose to spotlight or shadow. Then, discover the lettering potentials of everyday items by transforming household objects or discarded items, such as old vintage mirrors, jewelry, and furniture, into a customized gift, unique decoration, quirky art piece, or stunning signage—all with the right lettering and choice of pen, pencil, or marker. For all DIY art-and-crafters, homemakers, and small business entrepreneurs, lettering is a versatile and necessary skill that can repurpose the old into something that is new, beautiful, and functional. Finally, draw inspirations from twelve whimsical projects suited for the girlie girl, the sophisticated man, or the modern minimalist. Combine the art of lettering and upcycling crafts to bring beauty into your everyday lifestyle.
Modern Brush Lettering is a creative guide to learning how to brush letter. Becki talks through materials, mark marking, turning your marks into letterforms, joining your lettering and exercises to get your started on your brush lettering journey. There are tips and tricks for perfecting your own style of lettering and 20 seasonal contemporary craft projects to make with your new skill.
With step-by-step, hand-lettering lessons and spectacularly illustrated coloring pages, artists of any age can create beautiful works of letter art. Words to Live By is a unique combination of inspirational quotes, hand-lettering tips and techniques, and fun coloring pages. With easy step-by-step lessons in the art of hand lettering and illustration, artists of any age can learn to create beautiful works of letter art. Also included are 24 inspirational perforated coloring pages that can be personalized and displayed, framed, or given as gifts.
The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering provides expert instruction on the intricacies of traditional lettering techniques, as well as an introduction to contemporary hand-lettering formats. From selecting the appropriate tools, such as pens, nibs, brushes, inks, and papers, to learning optimal hand positioning and understanding the intricacies of lettering angles, heights, spacing, and strokes, The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering will help lettering enthusiasts swiftly master their craft. Step-by-step lessons, practice templates, and a range of stunning alphabets demonstrate the breadth of artistic achievement that comes with practice and dedication. Four professional artists guide you through traditional calligraphy techniques, as well as an introduction to contemporary hand-lettering art forms, such as brush lettering and mixed media, for a well-rounded approach to the craft. Additionally, a short section on Chinese brush lettering and several mixed media lettering projects inspire creativity and demonstrate how calligraphy and lettering can be used in wider artistic contexts and projects. Including practice templates for several featured alphabets in addition to mixed media "bonus" projects designed to inspire artistic creativity, The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering will inspire lettering enthusiasts of all skill levels to strengthen their existing skills and delve into new, lesser-known variations of the trend.
Learn to Hand Letter as You Draw Nearer to God You are gifted, and now is the time to unleash your giftedness. This interactive book provides a step-by-step guide to the art of hand lettering. The best part: no experience needed. Your friends Margaret and Jessica will guide you every brush stroke of the way. You'll learn techniques to create your own word art through easy-to-follow projects, prompts, and exercises. And you'll do it all while reflecting on the beauty of Scripture and inspiring devotions. This is a fun, delightful way to reawaken to God's love for you. In this book you'll discover: · training on how to craft each letter of the alphabet in lower and upper cases · strategies for connecting letters, adding flourishes, and developing your personal style · specific instruction on how to create beautiful, framed word art · devotionals to ground you in the fierce love of God · guidance to complete 12 stunning projects May Hand Lettering God's Love encourage you, inspire you, and spark joy in your journey of faith.
Aimed at the absolute beginner who would like to know how to create their own unique and beautiful lettering, this guide will give you the fundamentals to get you started. Covering three distinct lettering crafts: modern calligraphy, creative lettering and blackboard lettering, each section is presented by an expert artist introducing you to their craft and providing a range of different typographic styles for you to practice. Whether it's to make a home-made card, a decoration for your home, text for your website or business, or for packaging a product, typography has become more of a life skill than merely a novel addition to elevate your work. Hand lettering encompasses a vast world of expressive typographic styles which saturate our world from shop façades and menus to websites, invitations and birthday cards.
Personalize Your Life by Hand Lettering All the Things Unleash your creativity with the ultimate hand lettering crafts book. In this new workbook, Amy Latta, bestselling author of Hand Lettering for Relaxation, guides you through 25 beginner-friendly craft tutorials in her signature down-to-earth writing style that makes hand lettering and DIY art achievable for anyone. You’ll be so inspired, you won’t want to stop until everything in your home and wardrobe is transformed with a beautiful, inspirational message! Everything you need to get started is here in these pages. Each project teaches the basics of a new skill, starting with Faux Calligraphy and simple embellishments, then expanding into more advanced fonts and techniques—all while teaching you how to work on any surface you can imagine. Packed with step-by-step photographs and practice pages, this book is truly a one-stop resource. Add a pop of personality to your living room with a Farmhouse-Style Throw Pillow, wear your feelings on your sleeve with an Embroidered Denim Jacket or even add a motivational phrase to your phone with a Custom Phone Case. From mugs and mirrors to signs, shirts and shoes, there’s no limit to what you can create.
With more than 50 tips, techniques, and lessons for creating beautiful illuminated letters and sophisticated lettering projects, The Joy of Lettering takes hand lettering to a whole new level. Gabri Joy Kirkendall (Creative Lettering & Beyond) and Jaclyn Escalera guide readers through a dynamic exploration of the craft, focusing on typography and illuminated letters and numbers using pencil, ink, and marker in a variety of styles and themes. From there, artists will learn how to create letters using a variety of alternative materials and media, such as watercolor, gouache, and wood. Easily customized DIY projects invite artists to finesse their skills as they learn to letter on different types of surfaces while creating lettered murals, stationery, and signage. Packed with creative techniques and easy-to-follow lessons, this all-inclusive resource is a mustâ? have for anyone who wants to learn or grow their expertise in the art of hand lettering.
Learn to letter beautifully with watercolor. In this stunning follow-up to her highly praised and influential first book, The Art of Brush Lettering, lettering expert and workshop instructor Kelly Klapstein (popular on Instagram as @kellycreates) shares her secrets for mastering the essential techniques for creating lovely modern lettering and calligraphy with watercolor. Start with the basics, from choosing paints, brushes, and other supplies to preparing your paper for painting. Learn to handle watercolor paints with essential strokes and warm-ups. Explore painting letterforms in a variety of styles,from traditional to modern. Try a range of creative techniques, including blending ombrés and rainbows, creating pictorial letterforms, and combining watercolor with other mediums. Enhance your lettering with special touches by complementing it with handpainted backgrounds and simple illustrations. With The Art of Watercolor Lettering, you’ll learn how to master the medium—and how to go with the watercolor flow—to create one-of-a-kind lettered art and calligraphy that reflect your unique personal style.