Hello! Have you seen The Lego Movie? Then you recognize these lyrics? The song sticks, and I’m okay with that. We saw the movie over the weekend and I have to admit that I adore Will Ferrell. I will snort and laugh in the most unladylike manner in any movie he graces. He makes me giggle like no other. From what I have read, most lettering projects usually involve practicing letters first, then a phrase. This song came to mind for me. Hee.
Okay, so a few of my friends and family have asked me about my approach to lettering. I have gathered some of my fave blogs and lettering artists / calligraphers to share with you. I can’t find words to describe how superb they are:
- Molly Jaques – also has a Calligraphy e-course I plan on taking
- Molly Suber Thorpe – also has another Calligraphy e-course I plan on taking. I own her book, which I love
- Antiquaria – Wow…just wow.
- Anne Robin – take a look at her work – pure awesomeness
- Primele – breathtaking
- I Still Love Calligraphy – the site’s name says it all
- A Fabulous Fete – mad skills
- Besotted – a wonderful resource of inspiration and a beautiful collection of interviews with calligraphers
- The Postman’s Knock – a darling site with DIYs and “fake calligraphy“
- Something Charming – Fab blog to follow. And, my first intro to “fake calligraphy“
- Elvie Studio – A…maz…ing. I also own this book with her work in it
Below is my version in various stages. Materials used:
- Black cardstock
- Fons and Porter mechanical chalk pencil
- Sakura White Gel Pen
- Craft knife (see tip below)
I have not shown you anything in pointed pen yet. As soon as I collect my materials and take a course (or 2), I promise to share my attempts. For anything we do it really all boils down to practice. Have fun with it! Can’t wait to see what you do.
Made a mistake? Don’t despair! Use a craft knife to correct any mistakes. The key is to gently scratch the surface of the paper until the ink is off.