This beautiful and inspirational book teaches adults and older children the skills needed to write calligraphically - elegantly, decoratively and flamboyantly - in a range of modern and traditional styles, suitable for every greeting card and scraPaperbackooking purpose, as well as for other projects. Practical information is given on creating pleasing layouts for wording and pages, adding written inserts into cards and attaching lettering written on separate layers of paper and card. Embossing, rubbings, printing with carved erasers, linocut lettering and other techniques for creative lettering are also explained. Creative ideas for addressing envelopes are provided and, for occasions when cards need to be produced and sent in quantity, techniques to aid 'mass production' are explained. The book is fully illustrated with diagrams, annotated alphabets and photographs of finished works and stages in their creation.
Taylor, Peter E.
Calligraphy for greetings cards and scrapbooking
East Sussex, Eng. :, Guild of Master Craftsman Pubns ltd,, 2012.
175 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm.
Basics. Everyday tools and equipment ; Letters we rely on ; A place for our calligraphy ; Choosing and using a pen
About lettering. The alphabets ; Using your calligraphy ; Layout and design
Simple ways to make letters special. Creative letters ; Creative backgrounds
Extra ideas for advancing calligraphers. Gold and silver ink and paint ; Drawn and painted capitals ; Printing
Mass-producing cards. Adding words on inserts ; Envelope design for cards and scrapbook pages
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