"Calligraphy For Dummies" lets anyone discover the art and fun of lettering. With this hands-on guide, you'll be able to develop your craft and test it out in no time. Starting with the italic alphabet, you'll discover different types of strokes, how to angle your pen, and how to join letters. This easy-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 put your calligraphy skills to good use, with ideas for making money, adding flair to wedding invitations, and more! It also includes ten fun alphabets and practice pages to hone in on your talent, as well as examples of poorly formed letters to keep you on track. With a little practice, you'll be creating stunning letters and experiencing the joys of writing calligraphy!