Hand Lettering Attempt!

7 Jul

To go along with this months #30makeitwork challenge I have committed myself to being happy with what I have – but that doesn’t mean I can’t try something new does it!? I saw this amazing video on youtube by MadeByMarzipan on how she does her process of Hand Lettering and decided to give it a try!

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She starts out explaining to write out the saying you’d like to do and do a little sketch of how you’d like it look. That way you can get a feel for what you’d like to do with it and change it up now before the final process. I used Pinterest for some examples of letters to so I could get a feel for what I wanted it to look like. Don’t forget to use guidelines throughout this process to keep the size of the lettering how you want it!

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She then tells you to decide what kind of shape you want it to be in and do a test run again. You can never have to many trial and errors before you start! This part I erased and redid a bunch of times until I was happy with it.

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She suggests then transferring to the nice final paper you want to do it on – but since I was just playing around this whole process I kept it on the same sheet. I took out my pen and traced my handwriting, editing as I went along again. Then decorating a little here and there. I wanted to keep my first trial as simple as possible!

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Then I erased the guidelines I used in pencil and TADA it turned out pretty well! I’m pretty impressed with my first try! I have a few other ideas I’d like to try out soon too but I think this saying is quite fitting for the my monthly challenge 😉

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Emma loved the project as well – she did not leave my side the entire time I worked on it and really enjoyed the thought of mommy drawing so pretty!  (her words not mine!) She even gave it a try herself 🙂

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Loved this free activity and hopefully I’ll have a larger final piece for some free decor in my home to show off later!

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One Response to “Hand Lettering Attempt!”

  1. Homemade Sarcasm July 8, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    Very nice! And so wonderful that your daughter was both excited about it and so supportive!

    I always am drawn towards the computer for perfect fonts, but this makes me think that maybe it’s possible to do it by hand…of course, I have pretty awful printing, so maybe not!

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