Beginning Hand Lettering

Jar with Pens

Hello!

I am so thrilled you are here to letter with me!  If you don’t have your supplies yet, grab this shopping list right here and be sure to have a copy of the workbook handy too!  Hand lettering is a journey that will take a bit lot of patience with yourself and a little time, but I promise, it will be worth it!

My promise to you is this: follow the directions, ask for help if you need it, and practice every day (or most every day) for 15 minutes for two weeks, and you will see a huge improvement from day one!  The more you practice, the easier the process becomes.  You can letter anything – quotes from your favorite TV shows, Bible verses, all those inspirational quotes on your Pinterest page, and even those addresses on your Christmas cards!  There are also lots of lettering challenges floating around on the internet too!

I hope you enjoy learning to letter.  If you have a question, please feel free to drop me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible!  I would also love for you to join my lettering group on Facebook!  It is a closed group to share work, participate in challenges, and get feedback (plus, catch mini-lessons posted there too)!

Go get your letter on!

Lessons

2 – Hand Lettering Vocabulary

It may be the public school teacher in me, but let’s start with a mini vocabulary lesson to get on the same page about what is going to be happening!

3 – Pen Strokes Practice

Now, the fun stuff!  We get to actually use the pens!  I promise that it will get easier as you go along.  Especially at the beginning of your lettering journey,…

4 – Uppercase Alphabet

Alright!  Let’s do this!  I think letters are easier than pen strokes.  The upper case alphabet is a great place to start, because the large letters give you a lot…

5 – Lowercase Alphabet

Woot!  You made it through uppercase letters and are ready for your lowers!  In my opinion, I think these are a little easier, because the letter shapes are more familiar. …

6 – Writing Words

Hooray!  You have made it through both alphabets!  The trick to writing words is to pick up your pen between every single letter.  This is such a strange cursive writing…

7 – RASH

This last few sections are a little bit of a hodgepodge of tricks, tips, and skills.  First of all, I always, always, always check my work to see if I…

8 – Flourishing

The magic of flourishing!  Flourishes come in all sorts of shapes and styles!  There are tons of amazing flourishers online, but in this video, I will help you get started. …

9 – Blending and Pen Tricks

I love that the Tombow Dual Brush pens are multi-purposed.  If you are investing in a craft supply, I love that you can use it a ton of different ways,…

10 – A Little Feedback!

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