Learning outcomes: Strokes, Small and Capital Alphabets
9 years and above
In an increasingly digital world, beautiful handwriting is becoming rarer and rarer. Calligraphy is special and eye-catching because of its rarity. This elegant and beautiful stationery is a classy addition to cards, invitations, and other stationery.
Adding a touch of elegance and warmth to wedding stationery and decorations using calligraphy is especially beautiful. Mastering calligraphy takes time, which many of us do not have. Using a quick and easy faux calligraphy technique, you can still achieve that polished handwritten look. Here are some tips for faux calligraphy along with ideas and tools you can use and different styles of calligraphy you can use.
What is Faux Calligraphy?
The look of real dip pen calligraphy is created by bolding parts of your text and filling in the space to create faux calligraphy. Dip pen calligraphy requires ink and a special pen holder with a metal nib, the tip that holds the ink. Learning calligraphy takes a lot more time than you might think - before you can start writing letters, you need to understand the different strokes and effects they have. You may not have the time to learn this skill. Faux calligraphy would be a good solution in that case.
Faux Calligraphy Materials
You will need the right supplies when learning how to fake calligraphy. It's best to start with a pen that glides easily like a rollerball or gel pen, even though you can use any pen or marker. Using different writing implements for different fonts depends on your desired look.
With a thinner tip, you can write smaller scripts and more complicated scripts. Serif and sans-serif fonts benefit from thicker markers. You can also use them with cursive fonts, but you need to allow a lot of spacing between letters so the words don't get crowded.
In addition to the pen, you will need scrap paper, a pencil, quality paper for the project, and a ruler if you want to draw guidelines. When writing on the final product, it's best to practice and work out the spacing a couple of times.
4) Practice paper
5) Final project paper
6) Ruler (optional)
To avoid a cluttered feeling, avoid mixing too many fonts.
The rule of thumb is to use no more than 2–3 fonts per project.
Vary the boldness and color of the text in order to get a better contrast between lines of text. By using pens of varying thickness or by tracing over certain phrases or words, you can accomplish this.
Make sure to space out letters and words
Once you have thickened the downstrokes, your calligraphy won't feel cramped.
Practice makes perfect
Create better faux calligraphy by improving your handwriting. Try experimenting with different fonts in your planner.