Calligraphy Magic: How to Create Lettering, Knotwork, Coloring and More
Author: Cari Buziak
Publisher: North Light Books
Release Date: June 02, 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.