A "font" of information on lettering styles! The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with personal handwriting skills. Author Joanne Sharpe shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artwork–whether it be a journal, canvas art, or other projects that use text. After an overview of Joanne's favorite tools and surfaces, take a peek into Joanne's personal lettering journal to discover how you too can collect inspiration, hone your lettering skills, and tap into your natural creativity. Joanne then demonstrates twenty art techniques for creating a variety of lettering styles using many different tools. She provides you with fifteen basic alphabets, ranging from simple pen-and-ink renditions to increasingly elaborated texts that reference calligraphy, vintage fonts, and doodle art, among other styles. Joanne also teaches you how to turn prosaic lettering into page art itself, merging text into illustration, or ornamenting words with decorative drawings.
*Learn a variety of machine and hand stitching techniques to embellish mixed media art projects and custom quilting projects *Step-by-step guidance shows artists how to achieve desired results before using these techniques in their own original art *Joanne Sharpe is Interweave's top-selling author of 2014! Her book The Art of Whimsical Lettering has sold more than 32,000 copies since it released in February
Author: Joanne Sharpe
Publisher: North Light Books
Release Date: 2017-03-08
Discover the Joy of Doodle Arts and Lettering and Create Your Own Exuberant Art! Energize your soul and soothe your spirit with the fun and colorful doodle and lettering techniques inside Doodle Arts and Lettering With Joanne Sharpe. Using her popular, playful style, Joanne is back with lessons, techniques and ideas all devised to help you incorporate and elevate the humble doodle. Not only will you learn how to doodle, you will learn how to incorporate these simple techniques into your art and lettering styles. Get ready to create inspiring art no matter what your skill level! This follow up to the bestselling The Art of Whimsical Lettering will provide you with inspiration on every page. The basics of drawing and doodling (you'll learn the importance of pattern, line and shape) 9 all new alphabets, including Sassy Serifs, Letter Liners and Coloring Book Characters Dozens of drawing, painting and mixed-media techniques using simple, everyday art supplies like pens, markers and watercolor paints More than 100 prompts for doodling and terrific ideas for recording and saving your doodles, like decks, journals, and banks So grab a pen and some paper and maybe even some paint, and dabble in these friendly and fun lettering and drawing lessons! As Joanne would say, Just Doodley Do It!
Add more color to every day! Uplift your thoughts and everyday tasks with inspiring words and your own splash of color. This interactive coloring book--charged with positivity--includes daily and monthly calendars, shopping lists, cards to share with loved ones and, of course, meditative mantras and affirmations to uplift your spirits or start your day off on an upbeat note. A variety of illustration sizes (lists, cards, full pages) gives you flexibility on time needed to complete and can be reproduced for daily, weekly and monthly use. Perforated pages are easy to remove for using and sharing. Inspiring messages encourage personal reflection and celebration of your every-days. Immerse yourself in The Art of Whimsical Living and enjoy meditative coloring with a practical purpose!
Author: Peggy Dean
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Whether you want to create an eye-catching banner for a party, some nature inspired place cards for your table, or you just want to relax while enjoying the art of lettering, this is your go-to guide. With a growing legion of hand-lettering fans on Instagram and her Skillshare classes, Peggy Dean is a rising star in the lettering world. As a follow-up to her successful book, The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide, Dean is going back to nature in this woodland-themed book packed full of projects, lettering tutorials, drawing how-tos, and a wealth of practice pages. Lettering in the Whimsical Woodlands provides plenty of space to practice basic and intermediate strokes, with the goal of creating your personal lettering style. Once you've mastered lettering, Dean shows you how to draw a variety of woodland creatures, including chipmunks, birds, bunnies, and foxes, as well as flowers, leaves, acorns, mushrooms, and other flourishes. By combining your lettering with line drawings, you can create stunning works of art, including home d�cor, invitations, gift tags, and unique holiday tablescapes. For those in need of inspiration, Dean provides a bevy of fun and creative do-it-yourself ideas. This book will provide you with an elevated lettering experience and many hours of practical, clever projects. It's the joy of lettering meets DIY fun!
Author: Olivia A. Kneibler
Release Date: 2017-02-21
If you like coloring, tangling, or lettering, you'll love to dangle! Dangles are a beautiful and whimsical new art form for people who love coloring and tangles. By adding charms and pretty embellishments to letters and artwork, you can make your own dangles. With 50 projects in the book, you can add stunning patterns and color to dangles, personalize your dangles with charms that are unique to you, and create dangle words from the dangle alphabet in the book. Dangles are a perfect way to accentuate your stationary, invitations, lettering, and more.
Hand-Lettering for Relaxation presents 52 beautiful, whimsical and fun hand-lettering techniques based on motivational themes. Readers will love the opportunity to practice the creative art of hand-lettering in a way that inspires them and helps them relax. As an example of what's inside, Workshop 1 encourages readers to renew & recharge by writing, "It's me time," with the easiest technique for a scripted, calligraphy look. Workshop 2 builds on the theme as readers use their skills from Workshop 1 to write, "Practice makes progress," and add a new skill of drawing laurels and wreaths that take their calligraphy to the next level. With each workshop, readers are inspired with a brief introduction reminding them to relax and cultivate joy, then learn step by step how to letter each word of an example lettered design and draw embellishments. With plenty of practice space and a page to draw their own final design, this interactive workbook meets readers' every need. High-quality, thick art paper allows readers to utilize their favorite pens and markets, then cut out their finished hand-lettered art if they wish. This book is the perfect gift for yourself or friends and family who love crafts, drawing and coloring.
Author: Valerie Wieners
Publisher: Charisma Media
Release Date: 2017-08
Bring your letters to life. The Art of Words starts with the basics (what tools and papers to use, how to form various types of letters) and then encourages you to experiment with creating your own style. This book is practical and informative with examples from the author and blank pages for practicing lettering using the styles shown. It also includes pages to color and pages with designs that allow you to put your new lettering skills to use.
Kiss those excuses goodbye! "I don't have time." "I don't know what to journal about." "I can't keep the momentum going." Sound familiar? What are your excuses for not spending time with your art journal? Get ready to cast those excuses aside because Gina Rossi Armfield's No Excuses Art Journaling offers a no-fail approach to art journaling. Using a day planner as your art journal, you'll find daily, weekly and monthly prompts that you can adapt to fit your real-life, busy schedule. Along the way, you'll learn fun and convenient techniques to add sketching, watercolor painting, collage and more into your journal, all while setting goals, creating art and chronicling your unique life. Inside You'll Find: More than 20 mixed-media art journaling techniques demonstrated step-by-step so you can add color, style and life ephemera to your journal. 6 pages of journaling prompts and tips for every month of the year. Dozens of inspirational art journal pages by Gina and 12 guest artists to show how you can make the No Excuses program decidedly yours. Grab your journal and pen, and kick your excuses to the curb!
Author: Dawn Nicole Warnaar
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
With step-by-step, hand-lettering lessons and spectacularly illustrated coloring pages, artists of any age can create beautiful works of letter art. Words to Live By is a unique combination of inspirational quotes, hand-lettering tips and techniques, and fun coloring pages. With easy step-by-step lessons in the art of hand lettering and illustration, artists of any age can learn to create beautiful works of letter art. Also included are 24 inspirational perforated coloring pages that can be personalized and displayed, framed, or given as gifts.
Ubiquitous at boutiques and cafés, on Etsy and Pinterest, in stationery and home decor, the art of chalk lettering is hotter than ever. Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout whose work has been featured in magazines and websites from Good Housekeeping to RealSimple.com, teaches us everything we need to know to create gorgeous hand-drawn chalk designs. The book is also a practice space, with three foldout “chalkboards”—the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with blackboard paper. In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted to ribbon to “vintage circus.” Use banners, borders, flourishes. And finally, 12 projects to show off your newfound skills: including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to text friends and family; a one-of-a-kind party invitation to create, photograph, and mail; and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcake!
Author: Abbey Sy
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Your hand lettering contains a little bit of you! It expresses what you have to say, and demonstrates your creativity in all your communications. In Hand Lettering A to Z, artist and author Abbey Sy has invited four international artists--Meg Hyland, Joao Neves, Tessa Go, and Lisa Lorek--to join her in designing all new alphabets for you to draw and use in many different languages. You don’t have to be a trained artist to master the art of hand lettering. These alphabets are for every skill level, and will suits any taste: colorful, or black and white, classic or just plain fun. It’s all about getting creative with the twenty-six letters and a little bit of you.