As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the Husband has decided to take up a new papery hobby, brush lettering. He’s always enjoyed typography, fonts, designing colour combinations, hand lettering and so on, so this does seem like a natural choice for him.
For me, I admire it but I’m not a neat writer at the best of times so am not drawn to this one, though I have to say watching him practice and create does tempt me to have a go myself. Maybe when he’s out I’ll sneak a try!
Anyway, if you fancy giving this a go, it’s easy enough to get started, so here I’ll share with you the supplies that will help you, how to get going and then who to check out for inspiration.
These are all from Amazon, so just click on the links and they’ll take you through for more details and reviews:
Having a Go
So you have all of this beautiful new stationery and you don’t want to mess it up? I get like that, too! Just try it, use a few pages for getting a feel for the pens, the paper, favourite colour combinations and so on.
Once you are happy with using the pens, you can start working on your lettering. These free downloadable letter sheets are a great place to start:
Instagram has got to be the go-to place for regular brush lettering inspiration. Search for ideas through tags such as #brushlettering #handlettering #brushtype #madebyhand #handmadefont or follow some of these accounts to be sure of a beautiful feed:
They are all so pretty! Many of them share videos as they share their tips and creations. They are so relaxing to watch and I often lose the Husband to these now!
What do you think? Could this be a hobby for you?
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