October 5th, 2017 • Contributor: Product Marketing Manager Cortney Haymond
Have you noticed that hand-lettering (or calligraphy) is making a comeback? I have! Not only do I love all the different hand-lettering font that are popping up lately, I actually have become obsessed with trying to figure out how to duplicate the artform. My normal handwriting is legible at best, so this was not an easy task to undertake.
3: Print Templates and Practice
Print out a couple templates to trace. Here are a few I enjoy:
I love using the tracing method for a number of reasons. First and foremost I only need to print out one practice sheet. This way I save on printer ink and paper.
I decided how many letters I want to fit on a sheet rather than letting the template decide for me. Another reason I love the tracing method is that it is like have training wheels. You see, much like training wheels on a bike keep you upright until you learn to balance, tracing trains your hand in the movements until you are ready to give it a go on your own.
From there I can move the paper around to create words and learn how to connect the letters.
And there you have it. With some Tombow pens, a few worksheets, some practice, and a Cricut BrightPad I have made my dreams of hand-lettering into a reality.
Have you tried hand-lettering yet? Tell us in the comments below!