Calligraphy For Dummies lets anyone discover the art andfun of lettering. With this hands-on guide, you’ll be able todevelop your craft and test it out in no time. Starting with theitalic alphabet, you’ll discover different types of strokes,how to angle your pen, and how to join letters. Thiseasy-to-follow, step-by-step guide shows you:All the tools you need to practice the craftWhere to get the proper ink and paperHow to master several alphabetsDifferent variations to change the look of lettersHow to mix and match your alphabetsHow to create a poster, sign, or certificateWays to design and letter a quotationCommon mistakes that can easily be avoided
Calligraphy For Dummies also provides tips on how to putyour calligraphy skills to good use, with ideas for making money,adding flair to wedding invitations, and more! It also includes tenfun alphabets and practice pages to hone in on your talent, as wellas examples of poorly formed letters to keep you on track. With alittle practice, you’ll be creating stunning letters andexperiencing the joys of writing calligraphy!
Calligraphy is about creating something uniquely beautiful, whether to celebrate a special occasion like marriage or to use every day in the form of stationery. Author Molly Suber Thorpe, an award-winning designer and calligrapher based in Los Angeles, works closely with her international clients to give them the distinctive products they're looking for. Now you can learn from this experienced expert how to master this fresh modern lettering style. The first book to teach this bold new style breaks the calligraphy process down into simple steps so anyone can learn to create their own stunning wedding invitations, thank you cards, gift tags, and more. Starting with an overview of the supplies—from paper to ink to pens—you will learn how to form letters, words, and then phrases by following Molly's clear step-by-step instructions, and by practicing with the provided templates. After mastering letter forms using a pointed pen and ink you can take it to the next level by learning how to use watercolor and gouache, or how to digitize your calligraphy. The twenty projects in the book provide lots of inspiration for making your own and are grouped into three sections: weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. With loads of ideas, practice exercises, and helpful tips, soon you will be turning out gorgeous script calligraphy pieces like the ones featured in wedding magazines and popular websites like Pinterest.