The Art of Whimsical Lettering

The Art of Whimsical Lettering
Author: Joanne Sharpe
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2014-03-17
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781620335178

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A "font" of information on lettering styles! The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with personal handwriting skills. Author Joanne Sharpe shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artworkâ€"whether it be a journal, canvas art, or other projects that use text. After an overview of Joanne's favorite tools and surfaces, take a peek into Joanne's personal lettering journal to discover how you too can collect inspiration, hone your lettering skills, and tap into your natural creativity. Joanne then demonstrates twenty art techniques for creating a variety of lettering styles using many different tools. She provides you with fifteen basic alphabets, ranging from simple pen-and-ink renditions to increasingly elaborated texts that reference calligraphy, vintage fonts, and doodle art, among other styles. Joanne also teaches you how to turn prosaic lettering into page art itself, merging text into illustration, or ornamenting words with decorative drawings.

The Art of Whimsical Stitching

The Art of Whimsical Stitching
Author: Joanne Sharpe
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2016-04-14
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781632502056

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Paint, Stitch, Play! In The Art of Whimsical Stitching, bestselling author and teacher Joanne Sharpe shares her favorite, go-to methods for creating exuberant stitch art. If you're a sewer or quilter, you'll take your stitching in a new direction with paints, markers, and dyes. If you're a mixed-media artist, you'll learn to embellish your work with stitching. Follow step-by-step instructions and photos demonstrating a dozen inspiring techniques, including collage, stenciling, free-motion stitching, fused applique lettering, needle felting, doodle machine and hand embroidery, and more! Then, transform your custom fabric into playful pillows and bags, art quilts, journals, and other fun and funk-tional projects. Joanne's whimsical artwork and a "sketchbook" of designs you can adapt for your own work round out this colorful, inspirational guide.

The Botanical Hand Lettering Workbook

The Botanical Hand Lettering Workbook
Author: Bethany Robertson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-11-10
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781612435176

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DESIGNS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ORNAMENTAL FONTS AND FLOURISHES THAT CREATE EXQUISITE HAND-LETTERED WORKS OF ART Learn the art of hand-lettering. This step-by-step workbook teaches you how to craft pretty letters and flowers of all sorts. Use your newfound botanical lettering skills to make cards, wedding invitations, banners, tags, paper bouquets and other fun projects.

Lettering in the Whimsical Woodlands

Lettering in the Whimsical Woodlands
Author: Peggy Dean
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-11-07
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9780757320033

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Whether you want to create an eye-catching banner for a party, some nature inspired place cards for your table, or you just want to relax while enjoying the art of lettering, this is your go-to guide. With a growing legion of hand-lettering fans on Instagram and her Skillshare classes, Peggy Dean is a rising star in the lettering world. As a follow-up to her successful book, The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide, Dean is going back to nature in this woodland-themed book packed full of projects, lettering tutorials, drawing how-tos, and a wealth of practice pages. Lettering in the Whimsical Woodlands provides plenty of space to practice basic and intermediate strokes, with the goal of creating your personal lettering style. Once you've mastered lettering, Dean shows you how to draw a variety of woodland creatures, including chipmunks, birds, bunnies, and foxes, as well as flowers, leaves, acorns, mushrooms, and other flourishes. By combining your lettering with line drawings, you can create stunning works of art, including home décor, invitations, gift tags, and unique holiday tablescapes. For those in need of inspiration, Dean provides a bevy of fun and creative do-it-yourself ideas. This book will provide you with an elevated lettering experience and many hours of practical, clever projects. It's the joy of lettering meets DIY fun!

Creative Lettering

Creative Lettering
Author: Jenny Doh
Publsiher: Lark Books
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2013
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1454704004

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Provides step-by-step instructions for lettering from top artists, including advice on the best tools, techniques and tips, and font samples.

Artful Alphabets

Artful Alphabets
Author: Joanne Sharpe
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2018-04-17
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781440353062

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Create uniquely artful words with secrets from Joanne Sharpe! Joanne Sharpe--author of the popular book The Art of Whimsical Lettering--has gathered together 55 of her favorite hand-drawn alphabets for this light-hearted collection. Follow simple illustrated steps to replicate each style...no lengthy instructions or extensive practice required. Any "imperfections" only add to their charm! Try your hand at letterforms inspired by feathers, flowers, postage stamps, vintage type, doodles, taxi cabs, chalkboards and more. Equally exciting are the variety of media used, from colored pencils and markers to paints and inks. Looking to add an artful touch to the world around you? These letters are perfect for personalizing anything from family calendars and daily planners to wall art, art journals, cards and one-of-a-kind gifts. You can even use the techniques and inspiration in this book to invent completely original alphabets of your own. With this A to Z guide, there's no limit to the statements you can make! • Awesome alphabets--55 in all, ranging from basic block and stick letters to fanciful illustrated fonts • Beginner-friendly instructions--Each alphabet is broken down into just a few simple steps • Creative variety of tools and media--pens, markers, brushes, inks, paints, colored pencils, fountain pens, cardstock and much more

Hand Lettering

Hand Lettering
Author: Megan Wells
Publsiher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-08-01
Genre: Design
ISBN: 9781441325709

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Chalk Art and Lettering 101

Chalk Art and Lettering 101
Author: Amanda Arneill,Shannon Roberts
Publsiher: Blue Star Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-12-08
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781944515768

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Discover your inner chalk artist! Chalk art and lettering are all around: on menu boards at a favorite local coffee shop, brightening sidewalk easels at street fairs, and in lively artwork found in the home. Chalk art and lettering pros Amanda Arneill and Shannon Roberts have teamed up to provide friendly, step-by-step instruction in chalk lettering and art, teaching you all you need to know to create your own chalk masterpieces: Getting started– the basics of making and seasoning your own chalkboards Lettering– various alphabets and lettering styles Illustration– steps and processes in chalk art, including banners, flowers and more Design– brings lettering and art techniques together with guided chalk projects ideas Are you ready to take your chalk skills to the next level?!