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ART • TECHNIQUES • LETTERING

Love Your Lettering! Lettering is a timeless art form that is more popular than ever. It encourages you to slow down, be still, and connect with your creativity. In Hand Lettering Step by Step, artist Kathy Glynn shows how to create lettering that is expressive, beautiful, and unique. After explaining the basics of modern calligraphy, brush lettering, faux calligraphy, and other hand-lettering styles, Kathy demonstrates how to create your own style, add embellishments, and even digitize lettering for a variety of uses. Twenty-two inventive projects explore creative ways to incorporate lettering into art and craft designs, including watercolor, embossing, gold foil, paper cutting, metal etching, and lettering on wood and stone.

KATHY GLYNN is a calligrapher and artist residing in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She is a mixed-media artist who loves to explore various mediums and techniques. Her process is intuitive and therapeutic and allows her to connect with her thoughts and emotions. Kathy is best known for her abstract art in watercolor and acrylics, and her art prints are sold nationally in West Elm and online at Domino.com and Minted.com. She teaches calligraphy and works with brides to create custom wedding

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invitation suites. Kathy shares her creative musings on social media as Artsy Canvas Girl (artsycanvasgirl.com).

Techniques and Projects to Express Yourself Creatively Have you always wanted to learn hand lettering but don’t know where to start? Hand Lettering Step by Step shows you everything you need to know to begin practicing this creative, artistic, and versatile art form.  An overview of nibs, pen holders, inks, brushes, paints,

papers, markers, and other lettering tools and supplies.  Fundamental lettering techniques, including the basic

strokes, connecting letters, and troubleshooting common problems.  Ideas for customizing your style, adding

embellishments, and creating lettering designs.  Twenty-two step-by-step projects, including wedding

invitations, place cards, temporary tattoos, a custom family tree, wall art, and jewelry.  Lined practice pages with basic strokes and letters

to copy that allow you to jump right in to lettering. Even if you’ve never picked up a pen or brush, you’ll soon be on your way to creating beautiful,

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An imprint of Mixed Media Resources 104 West 27th Street New York, NY 10001 Editorial Director JOAN KRELLENSTEIN Senior Editor MICHELLE BREDESON Managing Editor LAURA COOKE Art Director IRENE LEDWITH Associate Editor JACOB SEIFERT Still-Life Photography ANTONIS ACHILLEOS Step Photography KATHY GLYNN Production J. ARTHUR MEDIA _________________________ Vice President TRISHA MALCOLM Publisher CAROLINE KILMER Creative Director DIANE LAMPHRON Production Manager DAVID JOINNIDES President ART JOINNIDES Chairman JAY STEIN Copyright © 2018 by Kathy Glynn All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or information storage-and-retrieval systems—without permission of the publisher. The designs in this book are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of the retail purchaser and are under federal copyright laws; they are not to be reproduced in any form for commercial use. Permission is granted to photocopy content for the personal use of the retail purchaser. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Glynn, Kathy. Title: Hand lettering step by step : techniques and projects to express yourself creatively / by Kathy Glynn. Description: First Edition: New York : Get Creative 6, 2018. | Includes index. Identifiers: LCCN 2017028519 | ISBN 9781942021858 (pbk.) Subjects: LCSH: Lettering--Technique. | Handicraft. Classification: LCC NK3600 .G59 2018 | DDC 745.6/1--dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2017028519 Manufactured in China 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 First Edition  4

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Acknowledgments Thank YOU! Thank you for taking a peek at this book and for your willingness to open yourself up to your creative possibilities. I hope this book inspires you to create! I thank God for the gifts he has blessed me with. To my children, Alexandria and Robbie: Thank you so much for all your love and support, for always believing in me, and for dealing with all that comes with having a mom who is an artist. I love you more than words can say. To my darling Casper: I hope I make you proud! To my sweet sister, Tammy: Thank you for always being there. To Aarika and Jakob: Thank you for being so sweet and loving. I love you all. To my gorgeous Ronnie P.: Without you, this book would not have come to fruition. Thank you for all your love and support, for cheering me on, and for providing me great wisdom whenever I was in doubt. You have loved me like no other. You bring me great joy, pleasure, and deep belly laughs! I love you so much! To Carrie Kilmer: Thank you for believing in me and for bringing me into the fold of West Broadway and the world of publishing. It has been a great adventure working with you these last six years. You are a great mentor, role model, and dear friend. To Michelle Bredeson: Thank you for all of your patience, for helping me through the shadows of being an artist, and for working diligently to create a beautiful and informative book. To Irene Ledwith: Thank you for all your patience and hard work in creating a truly beautiful book. To Jay Stein and Art Joinnides: I thank you for this opportunity.

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CONTENTS Acknowledgments

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Introduction: For the Love of Lettering

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Chapter 1

Modern Calligraphy

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The Calligraphy Studio

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The Anatomy of a Letter

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Calligraphy Basics

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The Letter Exemplar

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Connecting Letters

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Creating Your Own Style

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Numbers and Punctuation

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Step-by-Step Projects

Little Spool of Love

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Make-Your-Own Tattoos

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Gold Monogram Locket

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Artful Business Cards

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Photo Word Art

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Custom Cocktail Stirrers

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Lettered Logo Stamp

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Heirloom Family Tree

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Design-It-Yourself Fabric

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Brush Lettering

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Tools and Materials

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Brush-Lettering Basics

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The Letter Examplar

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Forming Words

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Style Variations

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Numbers and Punctuation

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Step-by-Step Projects

Watercolor Wedding Suite

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Gold Foil Valentines

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Watercolor Nursery Art

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Embossed Monogram Stationery

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Embossed Book Cover

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Watercolor Place Cards

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Chapter 3

Drawing Letters

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Favorite Supplies

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Elements of Lettering

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Hand-Lettering Styles

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Faux Calligraphy

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Design Dos and Don’ts

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Combining Lettering Styles

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Flourishes and Embellishments

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Step-by-Step Projects

Watercolor Word Art

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Written in Stone

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Faux Calligraphy Wooden Sign

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Personalized Gift Wrap

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Etched Metal Monogram Stationery

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Paper Cutout Art

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Chalkboard Gift Tags

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Digitizing Your Lettering

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Resources

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Index

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Practice Pages

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INTRODUCTION: FOR THE LOVE OF LETTERING ..................................................................

IN TODAY’S DIGITAL AGE, people crave the touch of the handmade. Lettering is a timeless art form that is experiencing a renaissance of popularity. I have loved art and letters my whole life. I giggle today imagining what my fifthgrade teacher must have thought when I did all my homework assignments in bubble lettering! I began my journey in calligraphy as a therapeutic ritual after a difficult time in my life. It helped me to slow down, be still, and journal my thoughts and feelings in a special way. My ritual consisted of pulling out my supplies, lighting a candle, putting on my favorite music, and sipping a little wine or champagne. I still delight in this ritual, although some days I opt for my favorite coffee, tea, or sparkling water. Calligraphy wasn’t the first type of lettering I learned. I actually began brush lettering before I attempted to do pointed-pen calligraphy, but it wasn’t until I learned calligraphy that I began doing lettering professionally. I couldn’t believe I could get paid for writing letters! As a self-taught lettering enthusiast, learning calligraphy and lettering has been a meditative experience that celebrates the beauty in imperfection. Although I admire the accuracy, perfection, and beauty of classic calligraphy, this book is not about learning the technical skills of a master calligrapher. I will introduce you to the basics of creating letterforms using modern calligraphy, brush lettering, and other hand-lettering techniques. You’ll discover the anatomy of the letter, the basic strokes and techniques to create letterforms, and the supplies you need to get started. Each section contains fun projects to incorporate what you have learned and to spark your own ideas. I encourage you to use this book as a starting point in developing your own style of lettering—lettering that feels natural, expressive, and authentic to you. Most of all, I hope that you will take the time to slow down, take up your pen or brush, and allow yourself the opportunity to express your creative spirit. Let’s get started.

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THE CALLIGRAPHY STUDIO

Calligraphy supplies are relatively simple and inexpensive. When I first began calligraphy, it was much harder to find these supplies, but as the interest in this old art form has increased, the availability of supplies has improved considerably.

The Nib In this chapter, we’ll be focusing on calligraphy using a dip pen

creates a different style of calligraphy, which we will not cover in

with a pointed nib. Dip pens are filled by dipping the nib directly

this book.) The more flexible the nib, the thicker the lines it produces.

into the ink, unlike fountain pens, which have an ink reservoir within the body. Dip-pen nibs come in two varieties: broad edge

The firmer the nib, the thinner the lines. The size of the

and pointed. The pointed nib creates letters by using various

point contributes to the quality of hairlines (very thin lines). I

strokes and different amounts of pressure. (The broad-edge nib

encourage you to try a variety of nibs to see what you like best.

The Anatomy of the Nib

Tip: All pointed nibs have a pointed

To help you understand how a nib

tip made of two tapered tines. The

works, let’s look at its construction.

shape and size of the point will dictate the quality of the hairlines produced by the nib. Letters are created by moving the point of the nib on paper.

Reservoir: The open oval shape

within the nib where the ink sits. As

Tines: The two tapered tines give the

the tines separate, the ink flows from

nib flexibility. When pressure is placed on

this reservoir. When the reservoir is

the nib, the tines separate, allowing the

depleted, it's time to dip the nib in ink.

ink to flow. The harder the pressure, the thicker the line.

Body: The section of the

nib between the reservoir and the base of the nib. Base: The bottom portion

of the nib that is inserted into the nib holder.

Caring for Your Nib When you first purchase your nib, it will be coated with a residue to prevent the metal from rusting. Remove this residue prior to using the nib by scrubbing the nib with a little toothpaste and a toothbrush. Alternatively, you can spit into a paper towel or tissue and then rub the nib onto the towel or tissue. Our saliva contains enzymes that naturally break down the chemical on the nib. (I would not advise sticking the nib in your mouth, because I am not sure how safe the chemicals on the nib are to ingest.) To keep your nib in good condition, remove it from the nib holder and clean it with a toothbrush and toothpaste after each use. (Be sure to keep a designated toothbrush for this purpose!)  12

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Pen Holder Pen, or nib, holders come in two types: straight and oblique. Choosing the right holder for you is a matter of personal preference. A straight holder looks very much like a pen. An oblique holder features a protruding flange

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that places the nib at an angle. The oblique holder was created to make it easier to write at an angle. There are advantages to using an oblique holder, but for beginners, I find straight holders are less intimidating because they are

The list of supplies I recommend specifically for beginners includes:

more reasonably priced and feel closer to a pen or pencil.

Nikko G pointed nib: A hand-cut, chrome-plated nib

Holders also come in different weights and sizes. Try

with a medium amount of flex.

different holders until you find one you like.

General's cork-tipped pen holder: This type of holder provides cushion for the fingers.

Inserting the Nib How you place your nib into the holder depends upon the

Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Ink in black: A

holder itself. If the pen insert of the holder is round with

pigmented, lightfast, nonwaterproof, smooth black

a ring of circles, insert the nib into the space between the

ink that dries matte.

two circles. Push it into the holder until the nib stops and feels securely in place. If the pen insert of the nib holder has a rim and four prongs, place the nib between the rim and the prongs. Push the nib into the holder until it stops and feels securely in place. Do not place the nib within the

Canson Pro Layout Marker paper: A semitransparent, acid-free, non-bleedable white paper. Dappen dish or other small container to hold ink.

center of the prongs.

Pen holders have either four prongs for inserting the nib (left) or two circular openings (right).

An oblique pen holder places the nib at an angle.

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Warming-Up Exercises Whenever I begin writing in calligraphy, I start with the basic strokes to warm up. Here are a couple more strokes I use as part of my warm-up drills. Mastering these strokes will ensure good control of the nib. They're similar to the O stroke.

Continuous O Stroke

Diminishing Continuous O Stroke

CONTINUOUS O STROKE As in writing the letter O, start at the top of the guideline, a little to the right, with little or no pressure. As you curve and begin to move down, start applying pressure in the downstroke. Then lessen the pressure as you curve around and begin the upstroke. Instead of making a complete O, the focus of this exercise is to make loops with thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes at a quicker pace to exercise control.

DIMINISHING CONTINUOUS O STROKE As with the continuous O stroke, the focus of this exercise is to write at a quicker pace to exercise control. Follow the same instructions as the continuous O stroke. Create loops with thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes. However, in this exercise, the loops should get smaller with each loop around. The focus of the exercise is to gain control and accuracy with your strokes. These two exercises really help loosen me up in the same way an athlete stretches before a race.

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Begin practicing each of the letters. You can lay translucent

without tracing. Perfecting each letter is not the objective.

marker paper over the page and trace to get started. Once you

Instead, use these examples to get comfortable using the pen

have a little practice, I encourage you to begin creating letters

so you can start creating your own style.

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CONNECTING LETTERS

Now that you have some practice creating individual letters, you're ready to move on to words!

Most letters end in a downstroke with a slight upstroke at the end of the letter. Continue the ending upstroke into the next letter. For pleasing word and sentence flow, strive to make each letter slant at the same angle. The slant on the practice sheets is to assist with the slant of the letters. You do not have to slant the letters at a specific angle. Many styles of modern calligraphy are written without an angle. The key is to form each letter at the same angle. The spacing between the letters will create the visual rhythm of your calligraphy. Generally speaking,

RIGHT: Here, the slant and the spacing are equal, giving the lettering a pleasing look.

the spacing between the letters should be even.

Wrong: When the slant varies within the word, it looks messy.

Wrong: Unequal apacing also gives the lettering a sloppy look.

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Make-Your-Own

TatToos

What better way to show off your lettering than by sporting your own personal tattoo? Print the tattoos yourself or have them printed for a more professional look. There is a variety of colors available, including white and metallics. And because these tattoos aren’t permanent, you can change them to match your every mood or outfit!

SUPPLIES Copy paper Pencil and eraser 9" x 12" (23 x 30.5 cm) translucent marker paper: Canson Pro Layout Marker Calligraphy nib and holder: General’s cork-tipped pen holder and Nikko G Nib Black calligraphy ink: Winsor & Newton Dappen dish Jar of water (for cleaning nib) Computer and scanner Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator Printable tattoo paper: Silhouette (optional) Inkjet printer (optional)

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“There are only four questions of value in life . . . : What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for? And what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.” —Lenore Fleischer, Don Juan DeMarco

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Custom

Cocktail Stirrers Pick a theme for your party and create drink stirrers that coordinate with your decorations, napkins, and other supplies. They’re a fun and simple way to add a personal touch. Treat sticks are available in various lengths, so choose ones that will work with the glasses you’re using. I scripted with white ink on dark paper here, but feel free to use other ink and paper colors to coordinate with your party theme or color scheme.

SUPPLIES Solid or printed papers Paper trimmer or Scissors White ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleed Proof White Gum arabic Dropper small stick (for mixing ink) Dappen dish Calligraphy nib and holder: E+M cork-tipped pen holder and Hunt 22 vintage nib Jar of water (for cleaning nib) Treat sticks Adhesive runner tape

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Lettered

Logo Stamp Creating custom stamps is a wonderful, very visible way to show off your lettering. Stamps can be used in so many practical and creative ways: for paperwork, journaling, return addresses, or to imprint a business logo and address on packaging. For this project, I created a logo for my calligraphy business. I love that I can use it over and over and even change the ink color for variety. Designing a stamp and having it made couldn’t be easier.

SUPPLIES Copy paper (optional) Pencil and eraser 9" x 12" (23 x 30.5 cm) nonbleedable translucent marker paper: Canson Pro Layout Marker Calligraphy nib and holder: E+M cork-tipped holder with hunt 22 vintage nib Black calligraphy ink: Winsor & Newton Jar of water (for cleaning nib) Computer and scanner Adobe photoshop

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BRUSH LETTERING is a lot like modern calligraphy in that the

letters are also created with strokes. Instead of using a pointed pen, you form the strokes with the bristles of a brush. With calligraphy,

you’re limited by the size of the nib and the mediums it can hold, but brush lettering opens up creative possibilities for using different mediums and for creating larger letterforms. In this section, I will go over additional supplies you can use for brush lettering, the basics of forming strokes, ways to vary your lettering, and more. Creative projects that incorporate brush lettering round out the chapter.

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Combine the place cards with small vases of fresh flowers to complement a gorgeous table setting.

More Variations  Punch out card stock in different shapes

 There are many ways to display your

with lever-style paper punches to create

place cards, such as in mini picture frames

place-setting cards and gift tags.

(choose your paper size to fit the frames). You can also make a taller card and fold it

 After the event, create matching thank-

in half so it will stand on its own.

you cards using the same techniques.

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C HAP TE R TH R E E

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The term hand lettering is often distinguished from

calligraphy and brush lettering as the “art of drawing letters.” The

key word here is “drawing.” With calligraphy and brush lettering, the letters are formed using a series of strokes, which is more like writing. With hand lettering, the letters are drawn in shapes. It encompasses a broad range of styles and is an art form in itself. In this chapter, I share some tips for getting started, including additional supplies that can be used. I’ll also demonstrate “faux calligraphy”— a simple and versatile technique that mimics the look of calligraphy.

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ELEMENTS OF LETTERING

There is an infinite number of ways to create letterforms. Here are some common elements you can customize and ideas for creative additions.

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14

15

16

1 The pointed top of a capital A is the apex.

9 Make the swash simple or ornate.

2 Add an embellishment in the counter (space within a character).

10 Include a slab serif (see Types of Serifs on page 96).

3 A terminal of a stroke doesn't have a serif.

11 Add a flourish with a dramatic tail.

4 A curved stroke that creates a counter is a bowl.

12 The terminal can be a teardop shape.

5 The link connects the bowl to the loop.

13 Bracket serif

6 Loop

14 The bottom point of a capital V is the vertex.

7 A cross bar can be straight or curvy.

15 Hairline serif

8 Try a flower or heart for the tittle (dot over i and j)

16 A hairline is a thin stroke. D R AW I N G L E T T E R S

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INDEX ................................................................................................... A Adobe Illustrator 131–132 Adobe Photoshop 126–130 antique style 48

B book covers 84–87 brushes 58 brush lettering about 58–65 projects 66–91 business cards 36–37

drawing letters 95, 97 faux calligraphy 97 modern calligraphy 23–24, 136–138 letters anatomy of 18 connecting 25, 64 locket, monogram 34–35 logo stamp 44–45

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cocktail stirrers 41–43 color swatching 49

markers 58, 94, 109 metallic paints/pigments 16 modern calligraphy about 12–27 projects 28–55

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design tips 98 digitizing 125–132 drawing letters about 94–101 projects 102–124 Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White 16, 42

E embellishments 100–101 embossing 80–87 enlarging drawings 104 erasers 16 etching metal 114–117

F fabric 50–55 family tree 46–49 faux calligraphy 97, 108–110 flourishes 100–101

G gift tags 122–124 gift wrap 111–113 gold foil 70–73 gouache 15 gum arabic 16

I Illustrator 131–132 inks 14, 42, 59 inkwells 15

L letter exemplars brush lettering 62–63, 79, 139–142

nibs 12 numbers 27, 65 nursery art 74–79

O offsetting lettering 53

P palettes 15 paper cutout art 118–121 papers 17, 59 pencils 16, 94 pen holders 13 pens 94 Photoshop 126–130 Photo Word Art 38–40 place cards 88–91 practice exercises 21, 61 pages 135–143 projects Artful Business Cards 36–37 Chalkboard Gift Tags 122–124 Custom Cocktail Stirrers 41–43 Design-It-Yourself Fabric 50–55 Embossed Book Cover 84–87 Embossed Monogram Stationery 80–83 Etched Metal Monogram Stationery 114–117 Faux Calligraphy Wooden Sign 108–110  134

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Gold Foil Valentines 70–73 Gold Monogram Locket 34–35 Heirloom Family Tree 46–49 Lettered Logo Stamp 44–45 A Little Spool of Love 28–30 Make-Your-Own Tattoos 31–33 Paper Cutout Art 118–121 Personalized Gift Wrap 111–113 Photo Word Art 38–40 Watercolor Nursery Art 74–79 Watercolor Place Cards 88–91 Watercolor Wedding Suite 66–69 Watercolor Word Art 102–105 Written in Stone 106–107 punctuation 27, 65

R resources 133 rocks 106–107

scanning images 125–126 serif styles 96 spool 28–30 stationery, monogram 80–83, 114–117 strokes 19–20, 60–61 styles combining 99 creating your own 26 supplies brush lettering 58–59 drawing letters 94 modern calligraphy 12–17

T tattoos 31–33 troubleshooting 22

V valentines 70–73

W watercolor about 15, 16, 42 projects 66–69, 74–79, 88–91, 102–105 wooden sign 108–110 word art 38–40, 102–105

S sans serif styles 96

Practice Pages The rest of the pages in this book are designed for you to practice what you have learned. Lay translucent marker paper (such as Canson Pro Layout Marker) over them to practice the basic strokes and the letters. (You can detach them along the perforation.) The last practice sheet is blank so you can use it to work on your own lettering style or practice any other aspects of lettering you wish. Happy practicing!

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ART • TECHNIQUES • LETTERING

Love Your Lettering! Lettering is a timeless art form that is more popular than ever. It encourages you to slow down, be still, and connect with your creativity. In Hand Lettering Step by Step, artist Kathy Glynn shows how to create lettering that is expressive, beautiful, and unique. After explaining the basics of modern calligraphy, brush lettering, faux calligraphy, and other hand-lettering styles, Kathy demonstrates how to create your own style, add embellishments, and even digitize lettering for a variety of uses. Twenty-two inventive projects explore creative ways to incorporate lettering into art and craft designs, including watercolor, embossing, gold foil, paper cutting, metal etching, and lettering on wood and stone.

KATHY GLYNN is a calligrapher and artist residing in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She is a mixed-media artist who loves to explore various mediums and techniques. Her process is intuitive and therapeutic and allows her to connect with her thoughts and emotions. Kathy is best known for her abstract art in watercolor and acrylics, and her art prints are sold nationally in West Elm and online at Domino.com and Minted.com. She teaches calligraphy and works with brides to create custom wedding

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invitation suites. Kathy shares her creative musings on social media as Artsy Canvas Girl (artsycanvasgirl.com).

Techniques and Projects to Express Yourself Creatively Have you always wanted to learn hand lettering but don’t know where to start? Hand Lettering Step by Step shows you everything you need to know to begin practicing this creative, artistic, and versatile art form.  An overview of nibs, pen holders, inks, brushes, paints,

papers, markers, and other lettering tools and supplies.  Fundamental lettering techniques, including the basic

strokes, connecting letters, and troubleshooting common problems.  Ideas for customizing your style, adding

embellishments, and creating lettering designs.  Twenty-two step-by-step projects, including wedding

invitations, place cards, temporary tattoos, a custom family tree, wall art, and jewelry.  Lined practice pages with basic strokes and letters

to copy that allow you to jump right in to lettering. Even if you’ve never picked up a pen or brush, you’ll soon be on your way to creating beautiful,

ISBN: 978-1-942021-85-8

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$19.95 US • $26.95 CAN

expressive lettering that is authentic to you!

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Hand Lettering Step by Step  

In today’s digital age, people crave the touch of the handmade. Lettering is a timeless art form that is experiencing a renaissance of popul...

Hand Lettering Step by Step  

In today’s digital age, people crave the touch of the handmade. Lettering is a timeless art form that is experiencing a renaissance of popul...

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