Tag: hand lettering

Create Heraldry-Inspired Hand Lettering

Laura Lavender’s Lettering Lesson, Heraldry-Inspired Lettering (Volume 21), will send you back in time for inspiration. Learn about supporters, banners, and decorative elements with regal roots, and build a custom design. Add new styles to your hand-lettering repertoire that will give a historic feel to your art. Then, create an inspiring piece that incorporates your…

Make DIY Lettering Pens!

Hand lettering is an adventure with any writing tools: Finding which ones work best, learning how to use them, and finding the ones you like working with is just the beginning. But once you have that down, it’s time to spread your wings, and what better way than to make your own hand-lettering tools. In…

10 Great Tips for Beginning Hand Lettering

Lettering is such a huge trend in mixed-media art, and artists continue to flock to an array of techniques and projects. Maybe you’re curious. Maybe you’ve tried hand lettering but didn’t like the results, or were frustrated by poor instruction. Good thing we caught up with you, because we have something that’s perfect for beginning…

Hand Letter a Favorite Recipe

In the April Lettering Lesson, Laura Lavender shares her technique for creating a hand-lettered and illustrated recipe. She creates her one-of-a-kind recipe using a fountain pen, drawing pencils, watercolor paints, and a variety of lettering styles. To begin, choose a recipe that evokes lots of ideas for illustrations. Zucchini bread is a family favorite, so…

Playful Hand Lettering with Joanne Sharpe

Since I wrote my first book, The Art of Whimsical Lettering, readers and hand letterers have been looking for complete alphabet samplers. What better way to showcase 55 lettering styles than to combine them in one book! My new book, Artful Alphabets: 55 Inspiring Hand Lettering Techniques and Ideas, offers fun, creative possibilities for making words…

Create Collage Letters with this Hand-Lettering Technique

Cloth Paper Scissors’ Lettering Lessons feature a variety of lettering techniques, using all kinds of pens, markers, paints, and more. The new Lettering Lesson from Mandy Russell has you delving into your paper stash for this special hand-lettering technique. Lettering is one of my favorite things to do, so here I go again. This technique takes hand…

4 Hand-Lettering Ideas from Top Artists

Hand lettering is one of my very favorite things to do, and I know I am not alone in that. I am always looking for new ideas and new materials and techniques to enhance what I already know and do. This Ultimate Lettering Collection has everything you need from some of our favorite artists. Joanne…

10 Lettering Pointers from the Pros

If hand lettering is something you have wanted to try, the 2016–2017 Lettering Lessons Collector’s Edition is not to be missed. A variety of artists share their art and expertise in an inspiring mix of styles and projects. Accompanying videos offer a close-up look at artists’ work and a visual assist in learning their techniques.…

Lettering Lesson: Wonky Lettering with Mandy Russell

In the February Lettering Lesson, Mandy Russell shares her wonky, no-mistakes style of hand lettering. Working within “eights,” her guide for creating this font, these free-form letters come to life. I couldn’t resist trying this new hand-lettering technique. What a great way to add a special touch to a journal page! Mandy uses chart paper,…

Ribbon Lettering with Marie Browning

If you like hand lettering as much as I do, you are always looking for new ways to add some style and interest to the letters you create. In the January 2018 Lettering Lesson, Marie Browning adds Ribbon Lettering to the lettering smorgasbord, and offers several options for taking these artful letters even further. You’ll…