Hand lettering #3: Practice on greeting cards
I still really enjoy hand lettering. In my first articles about hand lettering I mainly focused on making posters with a quote. To improve my handlettering skills, I continued to practice with greeting cards with various texts. In this article the first cards I made. I also explain how I made these greeting cards. Curious? Then read on.
Start hand lettering greeting cards
First of all, of course, which materials I used. These are just basic supplies. The nice thing about hand lettering is that you don't need much for it.
- Blank cards, these are from Bruna
- Thin black fineliner (brand unknown)
- Action Twin Markers
Let me tell you my way of making these cards. I am still a beginner in hand lettering, so any tips or improvements are certainly welcome :-).
First I make a rough division on the map with pencil. If the layout is satisfactory, I will draw the letters with pencil. If that is also satisfactory after many attempts, I trace everything with a thin black fineliner. I let everything dry thoroughly and erase the remaining pencil lines. Finally, I added some color to my cards using the Action Twinmarkers. I love them :-).
When things go completely wrong...
Yes, that's a bummer... I think the biggest advantage of hand lettering is that the materials you use are not that expensive. Is it not to your liking or is it simply a huge failure? Don't worry for long, tear it up and start again :-). I learn by doing, they say, although it is of course not fun! See below an example of a failed card of mine. Almost completely finished, but I made two c's from the i's...
Do you still have plans to start handlettering?
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