Do you love looking at gorgeous hand writing, but can’t afford the tools or have any idea how to do it yourself?
I have some tips and tricks to share with you so that you can join in on all the beautiful hand lettering fun. Not only is it easy, but it’s cheap and super fun!
I wanted to share with you guys my new hobby, I have been learning calligraphy and hand lettering. It all started when I discovered what a bullet journal is and started looking at all of these gorgeous posts on Instagram. At first it was just fun to play around with, but now it’s blossomed into something else. I want to make bookish merchandise with my new talent. I don’t have the best handwriting, but with practice I have made some pretty gorgeous creations.
How to Create Faux Calligraphy:
What you need:
- A black pen
- Paper- unlined
- Colored pencils or markers (not required)
So today I am going to start off with some basics to get you started.
- First you need to write something in cursive, but leave a little bit more space in between the letters than normal. When you write in cursive pay attention to which part of the letters are down strokes.
So now you have a pretty piece of cursive writing.
- Outline the down strokes so you can see a little bit of white space. You can play with the width of how thick you want this outline to be.
- Then fill in the outline. (Or leave it if you like the way it looks.) You can either use black or another color, but black looks best for cursive. Now you can use this same method with printed writing.
So those are your basics! I hope you enjoyed my mini tutorial. I have a lot more that I’ve learned that I can share with you guys if you do. I wanted to share some photos of some of the stuff that I have created since I learned how to do this.
This was my first design that wasn’t just practicing lettering.
This is a design I want to put onto a bookmark.
These are my first two bookmarks that I am super proud of.
Have you ever done any hand lettering or calligraphy? Do you want me to make more posts like this? Do you want to learn more tips and tricks like this? Was this tutorial helpful? Are you going to try this at home?