Illustrated Words & Monograms: Paint and Print Techniques (for Wall Art and Greetings Cards)

Claire Picard, Illustrator

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7 Videos (43m)
    • 1. Hello and Welcome!

    • 2. Inspiration and Materials

    • 3. Word Art: Abstract Backgrounds

    • 4. Monograms: Floral Backgrounds

    • 5. Stencils: Bold Floral Lettering

    • 6. Monograms: Floral Letters

    • 7. Final Thoughts


About This Class


Have you ever wondered how artists and illustrators create beautifully decorated hand-painted letters, monograms or motivational words to sell in their online shops or to license to retailers? Are you looking to work more on your painting techniques, or hand-lettering, as a designer of greetings cards or stationary? Have you ever wanted to create a personal ‘word’ wall art piece for a loved one and just didn’t know where to start? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then this class is for you, whether you are just starting out, or a practicing designer/Illustrator wanting to better your techniques in hand-lettering, or print and paint techniques.

Learn how designer and illustrator Claire Picard, creates hand-lettering for greetings cards, for motivational ‘Word’ wall art, and how she creates beautifully decorated monograms for the gift market with her paint and print techniques. Learn step-by-step how to create abstract or floral painted backgrounds or monogram letters, with inks, watercolours or acrylics.

In Claire's third Skillshare class, she shares many tips from where to look for inspiration, exploring hand letter styles and fonts, through to mastering applied techniques with paint. This class accessible to artists and illustrators of all levels, who prefer to work in a hand-crafted manner, rather than digitally.

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enjoyed this class = interesting
Claire Sweet

Surface Pattern Designer

Such a fun class! Just finished the abstract background project and now really looking forward to working through the rest of the class.
Rebecca Stoner

Surface Pattern Designer & Illustrator





Claire Picard


Claire Picard is an Illustrator based in the south of England. She has a degree in Fashion and Textiles, and with twenty years experience in design, Claire trained as a fashion designer and stylist and then turned her hand to print and embroidery design. Working solely in surface design, art and illustration in more recent years, Claire uses collage, paint and digital media in her creative artwork. She has produced and sold work to a variety of companies, based both in the UK and the US.

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