Lettering
#LetterEnvy is a real thing—you scroll through artists on Instagram and you think to yourself, “I wish my letters looked like that!”
You might think that learning lettering requires just a paper and pen — and you’re right! But you’ll find it’s much easier to learn this new skill if you get a little more specific with your supplies. I’ve broken it down into three major categories to help guide your shopping.
No one's surprised that hand lettering and hand stitching are instant BFFs, right? Beautiful, swirling script accented with neat, textural stitching just makes sense.
Sara Barnes
Along with practicing every day (yes, every single day!), following fellow lettering artists on Instagram is a great way to get inspired as you learn the art form. Whether you’re intrigued by traditional marker lettering or you're thinking about dabbling in mixed mediums, these are the artists to stalk.
A memorable place card is the ultimate way to tell your guests how much they matter — especially when you make it yourself. Go sweet and delicate like the ones pictured here, or bring in a pop of bright color to complement your other party decor. Super easy, 100% original and sooooo pretty.
Amy Palanjian
If your picture of paradise includes both crafting and wine, we feel you. Everybody knows a little sippy-sip makes everything better, and that goes double for creative activities. So we’ve put together a guide that brings two of our favorite things together. (Plus, Bluprint members get $26 off their first Winc wine subscription box through this link!)
Bluprint
Hand embroidery brings a personal touch to just about any project — from a quilt label to a favorite quote to hang on your wall. But hand embroidering letters can feel mighty intimidating, especially when it comes to the curves of each character. We'll help.
Kristen Valencia
Sure, there are about a bajillion fonts you could use for your project. But there’s still nothing quite like hand lettering to give your invitation or word art that extra-special touch. Before you get ready to put pen to paper, brush up on the different type of calligraphies. Yes, there are several!
There's nothing like a handwritten letter, whether it's a thank-you note, an invitation or a postcard. For me, the best part is that every piece is a blank canvas, and I love embellishing them for my lovely recipients. Being a calligrapher would actually be really handy here, but it's definitely not necessary; in fact, we bet your friends won't even know the difference after you embrace these tips.
l love a good DIY project just as much as the next girl. But a few years ago, I was craving a hobby I could also teach myself. And, preferably, teach myself while at home mindlessly watching Netflix. Brush calligraphy ended up being just the one! And while I won’t get into how many hours I spent practicing while binge-watching Parks & Rec, you really only need 10 minutes a day to hone this new skill.
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