One of the most common complaints of journaling is “My handwriting is so bad!” Your hand-writing is unique to you and doesn't need to be "perfect" in order to keep a journal. Journaling is also a great way to express your creativity in the form of hand-lettering or calligraphy.
If you’re eager to take your journaling to the next level here are a few easy lettering resources to get you started.
Hand Lettering Basics by 99 Designs
This quick-read article gives you the rundown on all the basics. Grab a blank journal or sheets of scrap paper to jot down & try different ideas.
Hand Lettering 101 by Shelby of Little Coffee Fox
Learn precisely what lettering is and the materials you’ll need to get started. You’ll also learn the proper posture and form needed when lettering. There are 6 projects to solidify your skills and videos to replay while you keep up your practice.
How I Letter Using A Dot Grid / Bullet Journal / Lettering Practice
Doodle Day Drawing on YouTube has an excellent video tutorial on how to use a dot grid to learn how to hand letter. We recommend using a PAPERAGE Dotted Journal in your fav color to get started.
50 Hand Lettering Ideas
Amanda RachLee on YouTube has fun videos for when you’re in a practice rut and need a new way to letter. Her video covers 50 different styles of lettering.
If practicing seems daunting, set-up a small gathering of your friends and ask everyone to bring their favorite pens, ideas, inspiration, and their favorite journal! Put on some music and set out some snacks. Now it's a lettering party! Check out the PAPERAGE shop if you're looking to snag some inexpensive supplies to use and share!
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