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Decorated Lettering


by Jan Pickett

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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 15 April 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782211556
  • Carton Qty: 28
  • Size: 8 x 10 inches
  • Illustrations: 700
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $24.95
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A treasure for anyone who loves writing, this book contains a world of calligraphic instruction and ideas for decorating your lettering. Whether you want to learn about formal calligraphy, or simply find inspiration for a special gift, master calligrapher Jan Pickett shows you what you need to know in this inspiring and exciting book.

The act of writing can be creative, meditative and very enjoyable. Whether you want to personalise your wedding stationary, create unique greetings cards, or add a special touch to display your poetry, decorated lettering transforms even the mundane into something personal and beautiful.

A comprehensive course in all aspects of decorated lettering; this book is suitable for beginners, experienced calligraphers and all those interested in the magical world of lettering. In fact, it is for everyone who loves letters.

  • Expert advice from Jan Pickett, Honoured Fellow of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) and a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators (SSI)
  • An exciting take on lettering that combines traditional calligraphy with innovative and modern ideas
  • Hand-drawn lettering instructions allows non-calligraphers to produce amazing papercraft results

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Materials 8
The art of lettering 12
Preparation 14

Calligraphic lettering 16
Hand-drawn lettering 42

Decorating your letters 58
Wet and dry colour blending 64
Further into the world of watercolour 74
Shadows and the third dimension 82
Embossing extravaganza 90
Going dotty 98
Playing with pastels 104
Masking fluid and wet colour 112
Colour, pattern and gold 120
Stamping 128

Templates and embellishments 136
Glossary 143
Index 144

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