Hand Lettering by Marci Donley and DeAnn Singh

If you think creating beautiful and graceful calligraphy requires years of training and a closet full of fancy pens and exotic inks, think again! Here, the authors explain how anyone can use simple tools and materials found in ordinary craft stores, as well as Q-tips, sponges, and other common items, to produce outstanding results. They provide examples of a dozen alphabet styles, as well as many decorative details. Color photography reveals more than merely the necessary brush and pen techniques—it also shows a vast range of ideas for using calligraphy in new and surprising ways.

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ISBN: 1600594727

Simple Stroke Calligraphy

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - 128 pages
Calligraphy at its finest is an art, but these techniques enable anyone to master a simple yet elegant script for everyday use. The trick: the way every single stroke in every single letter is taught step by step, in sequence. The beginner is never overwhelmed by the process; it’s unintimidating and easy to grasp.  And, as each chapter covers a new alphabet or creative idea, it adds to the apprentice calligrapher’s arsenal: Gothic, Italic, Uncial, and more.  Flourish a pen, pencil, or brush and—using the striking examples as a guide—enhance scrapbook pages, greeting cards, photos, framed items, and gift tags and bags. Worksheets are provided, and there’s advice on tools and materials, brush lettering, and shortcuts to spacing and linework. DeAnn Singh contribution as technical editor and art. Copperplate exemplars.
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