Friday, February 17, 2017

Hand lettering how-to

As I mentioned in this post, my word for 2017 is "thrive".  One of the ways I am trying to embody the word "thrive" is by devoting a lot of time to self-care and one of the ways I am doing that is by spending time doing fun, creative things, things such as journalling and hand lettering. 

A little while ago, the people at FTD contacted me and told me about a free tutorial they have created, for beginners in hand lettering. This is what they have to say about it:

Have you always wanted to master the art of hand lettering? Although it may seem intimidating at first, it’s actually quite simple once you’ve mastered the basics. To help you get started, FTD created a hand lettering tutorial for beginners.

It covers everything you need to get started, including a list of materials along with a helpful video that outlines step-by-step how to create perfect strokes and flourishes. They even created a handy alphabet chart so that you can practice your new skills! Check out the guide which you can find here and before you know it, you’ll be on your way to becoming a hand lettering pro!

I popped along to the website to have a look and it is a really lovely guide for anyone starting out.  Definitely worth checking out.  So why not go and have a look and, if you're anything like me, you'll get bitten by the hand lettering bug and spend many happy hours, pen and paper in hand.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

Wow that's a wonderful art! I've always wished my handwriting was better!
Just replied to your comment on my blog Gill, so nice to reconnect.
Hope all is well!
R u on fb? I am participating in an exercise for self love on there, that you may also be interested in
Stay well xo

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