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.
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.
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.
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.
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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