Easily create hand lettered designs…without knowing how to draw or hand letter! | Melissa Taylor | Skillshare

Easily create hand lettered designs…without knowing how to draw or hand letter!

Melissa Taylor, ✨Web & Graphic Designer 20+ Years✨

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12 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Class introduction

      1:28
    • 2. Tools you'll need

      3:04
    • 3. Prepping your canvas - Part 1

      2:51
    • 4. Prepping your canvas - Part 2

      2:24
    • 5. Fonts and licensing

      1:36
    • 6. Setting up the text for your piece

      7:00
    • 7. Tiling your letters together & applying pencil lead

      4:29
    • 8. Transferring your letters onto the canvas

      3:30
    • 9. Testing paint pens and outlining your text

      6:24
    • 10. Using a paint pen to fill in your letters

      2:43
    • 11. Finished project

      1:21
    • 12. Outro and class project

      2:37

About This Class

In this class you will learn how to create a beautiful, lettered art piece with your own quote without any knowledge of hand lettering or drawing skills! 

The technique is super easy and you can use it on multiple surfaces like paper, card stock, canvas, and even wood or fabric. In this class, I will be using a framed canvas that you can buy at any craft store.

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You’ll need a few items to create your new art piece including:

  • A computer
  • Printer paper
  • Tape and scissors
  • Soft leaded pencil – 2B or so is good
  • Writing pen (ball point is fine)
  • Paint Pen(s)
  • Paint and brush
  • And of course, your surface of choice (I'll be using canvas)

I am going to go over how to setup the type face you want to use in your piece, which font licensing you'll need based on what you’re going to do with your finished piece, how to transfer your letters from your computer screen to your surface, and then I’ll show you a few options on ‘drawing’ the letters using paint pens, sharpies, etc.

And in the end, you’ll have a beautiful finished piece you can hang in your home or give as a gift.

I’ll be using Adobe Illustrator to setup my lettering, but you can use any software that lets you use different fonts and print them out. The class will have some suggestions on other programs you can use to do that.

The project for this class will be to use the technique I show you in this class to create a design piece your own on your surface of choice, and then post your finished product!

It’s a pretty quick class, so you should be able to create your own art piece in no time!

All you’ll need is access to a computer and a printer, a canvas or card stock paper to draw onto, a writing pen, paint pen or a sharpie, and optionally paint and a brush, and you can make a beautiful design piece to hang in your home.

Very excited to show you how to do this, so let’s get started!

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