Tag: Lettering

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…

Get Inspired by the Ultimate Lettering Collection

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…

Watercolor Lettering that Brings Your Words to Life

Show me a cool hand lettering technique that’s easy, looks amazing, and has lots of applications, and I’m all over it. Currently, I’m all over Danielle Donaldson’s amazing watercolor lettering technique that she shows in her video Watercolor Words, part of our Whimsical Watercolor Digital Collection. This beautiful, loose, dreamy, artful method of painting words is…

A Q&A with Artist Sabine Pick

Calligraphy and collage artist Sabine Pick’s lettering tells stories in curves, lines, and smudges. Simple words and phrases, full of movement and texture, exude emotion. Pick’s letters marry calligraphy and art, raising lettering to new heights. We hope you enjoy her story and her “perfectly imperfect” art. Meet Sabine Pick My first hand-lettering attempt was:…

Holiday Lettering with Brittany Luiz

Get ready for some festive lettering! Whether you’re addressing holiday cards or making a special hand-lettered gift, the December Lettering Lesson will show you how to add that little something extra and take your hand lettering up a notch. Lettering artist Brittany Luiz demonstrates how to add embellishments to your letters, get an appliqué effect, and…

Creating Contrasting Lettering with Kari McKnight Holbrook

Mixed-media artist Kari McKnight Holbrook is a lettering maven.  Not only will you be inspired by the beautiful lettered art in her November Lettering Lesson, you’ll learn a whole lot, too. This lesson will show you how to combine contrasting styles of lettering, and get you started playing with letters in lots of different ways.…

Lettering with Style: Tips from Joanne Sharpe

Joanne Sharpe is back with another book! Doodle Art and Lettering with Joanne Sharpe is filled with fun, colorful doodle and lettering techniques all in Joanne’s popular, playful style. Inside, you’ll discover the basics of drawing and doodling; nine new alphabets; dozens of drawing, painting, and mixed-media techniques; and more than 100 prompts for doodling and…

Tutorial: Turn Your Hand Lettering Into Art

True story: If it weren’t for Joanne Sharpe, I probably would never have attempted hand lettering. My pathetic attempts at calligraphy convinced me that lettering wasn’t my thing, but the day I discovered Joanne’s techniques I realized that my own handwriting wasn’t just good enough for hand lettering—it was perfect. Yes, perfect. That’s not bragging,…

Tattoo Lettering with Alexandra Snowdon

Whether you’re adding lettering to a piece of art or writing a name on an envelope or gift tag, it’s always fun to play around with the lettering to give it some pizazz. Alexandra Snowdon has played with several kinds of lettering in her three Cloth Paper Scissors Lettering Lessons, and in the August lesson…