Learn Hand Lettering and Brush Script
Posted on September 09 2015
Instagram has me going crazy on a daily basis. I don’t know about you but when I see something super cute each day I feel like I need to find it and buy it. I often see someone that is showing some awesome hand lettering and I am completely obsessed. I am also a huge font junkie. I don’t even know how many fonts I have but let me tell you this much: it isn’t nearly enough. I hunt for fonts on a daily basis. I am always stalking all kinds of sites and if I don’t know what font it is I am frantically sending a message to see if I can find out the name of it. Yes, I know it is obsessive and I admit it.
So today I wanted to share some sites I found for hand lettering. This is something I would love to get into. Some of the sites share “how to” videos or provide a closer look of the hand lettering process. There are several sites for classes as well. Amazon has several good books you can purchase to learn how to do some awesome lettering that I will link below.
If you do not follow Mommylhey on Instagram you should be following her. She shares a lot of quick little videos of her writing. She is amazing to say the least and also designs her own line of stamps that are super cute. Even more impressive is that the stamps are all her handwriting.
She has an “Inspireme365” challenge going on where she posts an inspiring quote each day encouraging others to join in on the fun. Check out her website to learn more: www.mommylheydesigns.com.
Photos courtesy of mommylheydesigns.com
She simply amazes me on a daily basis. She is truly a talented lady and someone that has the kindest heart as well. She just oozes sweetness and it's rare anymore to find someone so genuine. I have been lucky to find several ladies to call friends that embody those qualities and Lhey is at the top of that list. If the whole world could have a small portion of her qualities then we would live in a much better place.
Here is just one of her videos on brush script. If you look through her videos you will find several:
Here is a great site from Carmia Cronjé where you can find some free tutorials on handwriting:
I purchased Creative Lettering: Techniques and Tips from Top Artists from Amazon to try to learn some hand lettering. If you do a search on there a lot of different books come up.
When it comes to hand lettering, it is all about the pens you use. Lhey has posted on her Instagram several pens she uses and where she gets them, including a shop called Ballpens and Etc.
Another great Youtuber who is awesome at creating hand lettered projects and has several videos showing the way she does it is Kristina Werner of K Werner Designs.
Check her channel out. I think you will find her creativeness so inspirational with card making and all the various types of projects she does.
I hope you find this as interesting as I do and will join me in creating some great doodles and hand lettering to decorate your planner further, create some great home decor projects to hang on the wall, or just create a special gift for someone. I know it is on my to do list to try it all out and see if I can do it. Don't get discouraged when trying because I am sure it takes some time to learn. Remember, we can add our own personality into it. Our hand lettering doesn't have to be perfect and that in and of itself is what makes it perfect to me. Would you love to learn to do this? Think about the possibilities!
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