Hand Lettering Simple, Creative Styles for Cards, Scrapbooks & More

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-01
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
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Thanks to This Simple-to-Follow Guide, it's easy to create beautiful lettering for your crafts, scrapbook pages, and art work. Forget quill pens and bottles of ink: the simple tools you'll use (including pens, chisel markers, squeeze paint, and pencils, as well as unexpected writing supplies like sponges and toothpicks) can be found in any craft store. From Roman and Whimsy to Ribbon Writing and Summer of Love, there is a wide range of alphabets (plus variations) to choose from. The alphabets are presented on a grid to help you learn the proportions of each letter. Decorative touches that can be added to a letter, such as a flower, griffin head, and curlicue, are also featured. What's more, you'll find many illustrated examples of how to use calligraphy creatively on cards, scrapbook pages, totes, place cards, invitations, and more. Whether you want to wish someone a happy birthday or make a baby scrapbook, convey your sentiments with beautiful lettering inspired by this helpful books.

Author Biography

MARCI DONLEY is a career calligrapher for the Supervisors of Los Angeles County. Highly experienced in paper crafting, painting, and collage, she has co-authored several books on creating greeting cards and calligraphy.


DEANN SINGH has been teaching calligraphy for more than 25 years. She has created custom lettering work for movie and television props, including for television’s Charmed and the movie National Treasure, Book of Secrets.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 8
Tools and Suppliesp. 10
Calligraphy Markersp. 12
Monoline Markersp. 13
Brush Markersp. 14
Cartridge Pens & Fountain Pensp. 16
Specialty Pensp. 17
Formal Calligraphy Toolsp. 18
Brushes & Paintp. 20
Fun & Unusual Toolsp. 22
Papersp. 24
Measuring Toolsp. 26
Cutting Toolsp. 28
Decorative Accentsp. 29
Light Boxp. 29
Ready-to-Letter Boxp. 30
General Informationp. 32
Anatomy of a Letterp. 33
Setting Up a Workspacep. 34
How to Use the Alphabet Exemplarsp. 34
Written & Drawn Lettersp. 36
Tracing & Transferring Lettersp. 37
Using a Light Box for Tracingp. 37
Preparing Paperp. 38
Correcting Mistakesp. 39
Spacingp. 40
Decorating Techniquesp. 42
Squiggles, & Scribblesp. 44
Character Marksp. 46
Dimensional Paintp. 47
Rubber Stamping & Heat Embossingp. 48
Decoupagep. 50
Roman Alphabetp. 52
Whimsy Alphabetp. 58
Brush Italic Alphabetp. 62
Chunky Neuland Alphabetp. 72
Draftsman Alphabetp. 78
Bungalow Alphabetp. 82
Druid Alphabetp. 88
Summer of Love Alphabetp. 94
Ribbon Writing alphabetp. 100
Chip Kichin'p. 104
Clothesline Alphabetp. 112
Creative Variationsp. 116
About the Authorsp. 125
Indexp. 127
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