On Friday, we gave away the Confetti Glitter Cards as our Freebie Friday, and today you can enter our Goodreads Giveaway to win the fantastic Modern Calligraphy. I took lessons in middle school and high school and then as most teenagers are wont to, in college I let it fall to the wayside. I still write in script so sometimes, my handwriting takes on the flair that comes with practicing calligraphy for so long. Bonus, huh?
Modern Calligraphy is the first book to teach this bold new lettering style—all with a modern twist. This book 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 much more!
Starting with an overview of the supplies, you will learn how to form letters, words, and then phrases by following 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.
Here’s your chance to win a copy of Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe.
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Recently I received a package from some friends across the pond, and while the shipping box was nothing special–clad in a typical DHL label–the prize within contained a large white envelope addressed to me in beautiful blue-inked handwriting. There’s something so lovely and personal about seeing your name spelled out in unique, imperfect penmanship that simply can’t be expressed with even the quirkiest of typefaces. I was so impressed I snapped a photo!
And now that the holidays are here and it’s time to send out party invitations, I figure I have two options. I can go the Facebook route and mass-invite all my treasured friends and family members using no more effort than a couple of keystrokes. OR! I can spend a little time personalizing each envelope by writing out my loved ones’ names in thoughtful fancy calligraphy! I think you know, fellow crafters, which road to take here.
Check out these sites for tips on DIY calligraphy:
How to create envelope calligraphy
DIY envelope calligraphy
And be sure to check out Molly Suber Thorpe’s beautiful book, Modern Calligraphy, available from St. Martin’s Griffin!