The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop by Valerie McKeehan

By Valerie McKeehan

Ubiquitous at boutiques and cafés, on Etsy and Pinterest, in stationery and residential decor, the artwork of chalk lettering is warmer than ever. Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout whose paintings has been featured in magazines and internet sites from Good Housekeeping to RealSimple.com, teaches us every little thing we have to understand to create attractive hand-drawn chalk designs. The publication can be a tradition house, with 3 foldout “chalkboards”—the inside of disguise and foldout again disguise are coated with blackboard paper.

In over 60 classes, examine the ABCs of lettering (literally) and uncomplicated kinds: serif, sans serif, and script. subsequent, how you can lay out a layout, mix quite a few kinds into one cohesive piece, upload shadows and measurement. grasp extra complicated letter types, from faceted to ribbon to “vintage circus.” Use banners, borders, thrives. and at last, 12 initiatives to teach off your newfound talents: together with a iciness Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to textual content family and friends; a different social gathering invitation to create, photo, and mail; and a bake sale signal sure to positioned all people who sees it within the temper for a cupcake!

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