Learn 5 ways to letter April, plus get access to a Free Calligraphy Practice sheet.
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5 WAYS TO LETTER APRIL FREE PRACTICE WORKSHEET
A great way to learn calligraphy is by practicing writing new words. I want to help you do just that! that’s why I decided to create FREE calligraphy practice sheets where I show you five ways you can letter different words.
Last month, I started with the “5 ways to letter March”, and I thought it will be fun to continue practicing the months. So expect new monthly worksheets for the months to come. These practice worksheets will help you learn to letter and improve your calligraphy.
I started this series of free worksheets after I went back to the bullet journal system and I was excited to see all the ways that I can apply my calligraphy and lettering skills.
5 WAYS TO WRITE APRIL VIDEO TUTORIAL
See the 5 ways to letter April in my video tutorial below (or keep scrolling if you prefer a step-by-step tutorial):
Get access to the FREE “5 Ways to Letter April” Worksheet and all of my other free lettering worksheets by filling out the form below:
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SUPPLIES I RECOMMEND FOR THIS FREE PRACTICE WORKSHEET
- I recommend is HP Premium32 Paper because if of higher quality, which is great for your brush pens. Or you can also use tracing paper and put it on top of your worksheet to practice. This way, you only need to print the sheet once and still practice several times. You can use any printer paper if you are using a regular pen. I ONLY recommend regular paper if you are doing Faux Calligraphy. Regular printer paper can shorten the life of your brush pens.
- MONOLINE PEN: The Faux Calligraphy part of the worksheet can be done with any regular pen. I’m using Paper Mate Ink Joy Pen, which is one of my favorite pens for my everyday writing.
- Brush Pens (Small Tip): I designed these worksheets with the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip in mind, which are the pens I recommend for beginners.
For a complete list of supplies I recommend for beginners in brush pen calligraphy, check this blog post.
The great thing is that even if you don’t have a bullet journal, you’ll still be able to apply the calligraphy skills you learn.
There are so many different ways you can use your calligraphy skills like for making cards, signs, journaling, or simply note-taking.
WHY LETTER APRIL IN 5 DIFFERENT WAYS?
Writing the same word in different styles will not only help you practice but also find your unique calligraphy style. Each time you letter a word a different way, you can pick the letter form you like best and keep using it. Developing your calligraphy style is so important to make sure your lettering doesn’t look like anyone else. Sure, there are going to be some similarities, but you want your style to be unique.
These are the 5 different styles we’ll be reviewing with each practice worksheet.
- Faux Calligraphy
- Basic Morden Calligraphy Style
- Bounce Calligraphy style
- Flourished Calligraphy
- Block lettering Style.
HOW TO USE THE FREE PRACTICE WORKSHEETS?
- Fill out the form at the bottom of this post or go to my free resource library if you already have the password to get in. Once you’re there, select the practice sheet you’d like to download. For this tutorial select the: 5 Ways to Letter April.
- The worksheet will be an instant download, and you can print it at home or a local printer store or library. I use this inexpensive laser printer. (This printer is black and white. But that’s all you need at the moment to print the practice sheets). If you prefer a color printer, this is another inexpensive option
- If you prefer a color printer, this is another inexpensive option. I recently shared about my great experience with HP Instant ink, which can help you print this worksheet FREE! You can use this link to start. For more details, check this blog post where I tell you everything about this program.
- Set your printer scaling to “Fit Page.”
- Once you’ve printed your worksheet, you’re ready to get your practice going!
- IMPORTANT: Slow down! As you are practicing, make sure to take your time. Doing calligraphy is not meant to be fast.
- REMEMBER: use light pressure for the upstrokes (when you’re moving the pen upwards) and heavy pressure for the downstrokes (when you’re moving the pen upwards). Find a comfortable position and take breaks if you need to. Lift your pen between each stroke as you’re practicing the letterforms. You can also adjust your page anytime to get a better angle.
These worksheets and all the files contained in my resource library are for PERSONAL use ONLY. They are original work designed, owned, and copyrighted by ©Vial Designs. You can’t alter, sell, or redistribute them. Re-distributing the PDFs/JPGs/PNGs violates digital copyright laws. If you love these worksheets and want to share them, send your friends directly to this blog post or my free resource library so they can have access too!
Get access to the FREE calligraphy practice sheet shown above by filling out the form below.
I hope you find this blog post helpful and you start creating calligraphy today!
I’d love to see what you create and how you use your Practice Worksheet. Tag me on social media @VialDesigns (on Instagram) or come over to the Facebook Group and share your work with like-minded lettering lovers!
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