What to Expect in this Lesson
In this lesson, you will learn how to create beautiful faux-calligraphy. You don't need any special pens or artistry skills to do this. If you can write in cursive, you can do faux-calligraphy.
If you don't feel confident in your cursive skills, I've put together a few sheets in your workbook to help you practice. Have a look at the cursive cheatsheets, which show how to write each individual letter. Then, you can use the penmanship paper to practice writing your letters and words.
For this lesson, you will need:
Once you are ready to write in cursive, you can move on to the faux-calligraphy portion of this lesson, in which I have provided written and video instruction for you to follow along with.
Finally, at the end of the lesson, you will receive an assignment to show off your new skill before moving on to the next lesson.
The Basics of Faux-Calligraphy
Essentially, you will be creating a script style similar to traditional calligraphy or brush lettering without needing any prior knowledge or practice. Because there is no need for special pens, it costs you nothing to get started. You can use any pen and practice on any paper you have lying around.
This is a great technique to learn; while it's simple, it's gorgeous and can instantly make a page in your journal shine. It's perfect for large headers in your monthly layout, and even the smaller headers in your weekly and daily layouts. And as we progress through this course, we will combine faux-calligraphy with other design elements to make stunning but easy headers and decorations.
A Few Pointers
The next portion will walk you through faux-calligraphy step by step. Read through all the steps before starting so you aren't picking up your pen and trying to read instructions through the process.
The next video in the curriculum will show you how to connect your letters and write entire words in faux-calligraphy, as well as give you some fun options for playing around with the technique.
Your Assignment Will Be Attached to the Following Portion of Lesson 3