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 book.
- Information on the tools you'll need
- How to set up a workspace
- Lettering and decorative technique directions
- Ideas to reproduce or use as inspiration presented in colour photographs
- Eleven original alphabets plus variations to incorporate in your own projects
This is a book that is full of fun alphabets to learn for ‘informal’ projects and is suitable for youngsters and those new to calligraphy as well as practiced calligraphers.
Alphabets contained include:
Roman Alphabet, Whimsy Alphabet, Brush Italic Alphabet, Chunky Neuland Alphabet, Draftsman Alphabet, Bungalow Alphabet, Druid Alphabet, Summer of Love Alphabets, Ribbon Writing Alphabet, Chip Kickin, . Clothesline Alphabet and Creative Variations. Now, I realise that this list does not allow you to visualise all of these alphabets, but it should give you a sense of the level of fun that is contained in this book.
1st edition, 2009, paperback, 126pp, full colour throughout, 21.5x25cm