Monday, January 16, 2017

Beginner Handlettering on a Layout








If you've looked around the web lately, it seems like there has been an explosion of hand lettered items...fonts, invitations that have been hand lettered, instructional books on how to do it, and more.

And, if you have been on Pinterest in the last 6 months, bullet journaling, and hand lettering in those journals is all over it.  I have been dying to try lettering since then, and decided to just plow ahead and give it a shot.

Obviously, I am just starting out as a beginner, and I in no way stating that I have this skill down or that I'm an expert in any way, shape or form.  I am willing to learn, and decided to take you along as I made my first scrapbook page with a handwritten element on it (the word "snow" on the layout above). 

Even though my hand is shaky, and I know it will take a lot more practice, I'm really enjoying this process.  And I know that as I go along, I'll get better hopefully can share what I learn.

Here's the video I created showing how I made my hand lettering.  Please note that I used my Apple Pencil, iPad Pro, and the Procreate app to use do this word art.  I then imported it as a .psd file from Procreate and sent it to myself in an email.



Digital Kit used:  Arctic Exploration Kit by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals:




 Here's a list of awesome hand lettering blogs you should check out:

Hello Brio
Random Olive
The Postman's Knock  (focuses a bit more on calligraphy, but there are some brush lettering resources as well)
Dawn Nicole Blog

I hope you guys find this helpful...and if you feel so inclined, would you let me know if you are a hand letterer?  Have you ever tried it?  Let me know!

Talk to you all later,





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