How to Create Lettering, Knotwork, Coloring and MorePaperback - 2011
Transform ordinary handwritten pieces into unique, artistic keepsakes, Calligraphy Magic makes the art of decorative lettering fun and achievable--even if you're a beginner.
Take it one simple pen-stroke at a time. Following Cari Buziak's clear visual instruction, you'll learn how to embellish every project with beautifully hand-lettered words, logos and decorative illustrations. Detailed demonstrations include:A precise list of the tools and materials you'll need Colorful illustrations that show how to form every stroke 15 complete alphabets--from basic to fancy--such as Italic, Gothic and Versal Step-by-step instruction for adding exciting decorative touches such as Celtic knotwork, gold leafing and eye-popping colors 12 step-by-step projects that show how to create gorgeous calligraphic treatments for wedding invitations, greeting cards, thank you notes, awards, certificates and much more Plus, a full chapter that walks you through using a computer to create your own calligraphy fonts There are even pre-printed practice pages you can photocopy to help you perfect every stroke. It's all here in Calligraphy Magic . Take your decorative lettering to new heights to precision and beauty, and create timeless pieces for family and friends to treasure and admire.