First Steps Calligraphy

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North Light Books, Mar 15, 1996 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Make your first steps in calligraphy fun and rewarding!

You'll be delighted at how easy this guide makes it to address invitations with a touch of class, send unforgettable greeting cards, and craft unique and meaningful gifts.

With Don Marsh's simple and straightforward instruction, you'll be creating graceful handwritten expressions in no time! By learning a few key strokes (most of them found in the letters "a" and "n") you'll be able to form all the letters of the alphabet.

In this book, you'll find everything you need to begin—including: Which tools and materials to buy to get off to a good, affordable start Easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical and popular lettering styles—simple italic minuscules, simple roman capitals, simple italic capitals and swash caps Easy (but effective) exercises that make learning fun How to create numerals and decorative flourishes Copy-and-use practice sheets&break;Inspiring examples of the art of calligraphy More than a dozen projects—complete with stroke-by-stroke instruction—show you different ways to apply your new skills. You'll find practical and imaginative ideas for greeting cards, invitations, romantic verse and much more. And with Don's help, you can get started right away.

 

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Contents

ALL YOU NEED TO GET STARTED
11
BASIC STROKES
23
EASYTOLEARN ALPHABETS
33
PROJECTS
77
Preruled practice pages
116
Recommended reading
120
Glossary
121
Index
125
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