Earlier this week was Handwriting Day (Monday, January 23). It seems like a bit of an odd holiday to celebrate, but in this day and age of computers and texting handwriting is becoming a bit of a lost art form. I think this is why we are seeing such a resurgence of “hand lettering” in the craft world. The number of pens and markers with various tips is expanding, and an emphasis on adding words to mixed media projects and journaling to scrapbooks can definitely been seen.
Here’s a little round up on some of our favorite projects, products, and resources for adding more handwriting to your arts and crafts projects.
I love seeing what Amy Tangerine can do with some watercolor paper, a set of watercolor paints and a waterbrush. Her fun “word paintings” provide so much inspiration.
A favorite mixed media artist of mine, Dina Wakley, incorporates hand writing into (almost) every piece of art she creates. She has an easy-going, free-flowing way with her handwriting as you can see below.
Tombow makes great dual-tipped pens that makes it easier to incorporate “fancy” handwriting into your projects. Check out our blog post here for more details.
Speaking of “fancy” handwriting, check this out. It shows how you can add emphasis/width to your downstrokes to give your writing a different look. This can be done with all sorts of pens and markers (like the awesome Kaisercraft gel pens that we have in stock).
Want to practice your handwriting?
Tombox has great (free) practice sheets that you can print off.
Ready to really practice? Check out this 30 Days to Better Brush Calligraphy Online Tutorial.
Palette & Paper's blog is written by creative team member, Kimberly.
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