Calligraphy Essentials: Easy Techniques for Lettering and Decoration

Paperback
Introduces simplified calligraphy techniques to young, creative artists to learn the art of decorative lettering. This title helps readers start with the basic pen and ink strokes that create each letter, building up to flourishes and embellishments for a variety of alphabet styles.|Learn the art of decorative lettering with this beautiful book that introduces simplified calligraphy techniques to today's young, creative artists. Readers start with the basic pen and ink strokes that create each letter, building up to flourishes and embellishments for a variety of alphabet styles. This title includes twelve step-by-step projects that show how to use colour and gilding to ornament letters, paint classic Celtic knotwork designs, and use calligraphy to decorate items such as wedding invitations, fantasy artwork, logos and more. It features a chapter on using a computer to create your own lettering fonts.|Introduction; Tools & Supplies; Calligraphy Strokes; 10 Alphabets from Basic to Fanciful; Ornamentation, Gilding & Coloring; 12 Step-by-Step Projects Stationery & Event Announcements Display Pieces; Creating Your Own Computer Fonts; Pre-Ruled Practice Pages; Glossary of Terms; Index.| Cari Buziak has created logos, jewellery, rubber stamps, machine embroidery, cross stitch, clothing (custom Irish dance costumes), the largest Celtic stencil line on the internet, laser engraving and etching, 3D milling, print and web. Cari's website is www.aon-celtic.com, with about 8000 monthly unique visitors, and an e-newsletter with a monthly mailing to about 4,300 subscribers.