Learn 5 ways to letter December, plus get access to a Free Lettering Worksheet! I’ll show you how to write December in several ways to help you improve your lettering skills and have fun while practicing.
5 WAYS TO LETTER DECEMBER + FREE LETTERING PRACTICE WORKSHEET
This year is over with a blink of an eye!
The most festive month of the year is here and with it, I have a new free lettering practice worksheet. The 5 ways to letter ____ have been so much fun to practice.
I’m almost done with all the months of the year. I didn’t quite start this in January, so we still have a couple of more months to go to finish the whole 12 month series.
You can get the FREE worksheet by getting access to my resource library.
In case you’re new around here, this idea came after I went back to the bullet journal system. I wanted to see all the ways that I can apply my lettering skills into my bullet journal. Playing around each month with different ways to write the month on my cover page seemed like a fun way to put my lettering skills to use.
I wanted to help you do the same, hence why I started creating FREE worksheets showing you 5 different ways to letter the months of the year.
Here are the ones I’ve done so far:
Get access to my FREE resource library by filling out the form below
HOW TO LETTER DECEMBER IN 5 DIFFERENT WAYS?
- Bounce Calligraphy style
- Flourished Calligraphy
- Block lettering Style.
Though there might be some similarities between the styles, each one is unique. And the great thing about writing the same words in different ways, is that it’ll help you improve your lettering. This will help you find your unique calligraphy style.
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SUPPLIES I RECOMMEND FOR THIS “5 WAYS TO LETTER DECEMBER”
FREE PRACTICE WORKSHEET
These are the supplies I recommend to use with any of my worksheets:
- Paper. I recommend HP Premium 32 Paper because of its higher quality, which is excellent for your brush pens. Or you can also use tracing paper and put it on to 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.
For a complete list of supplies for beginners in brush pen calligraphy, make sure to check this blog post.
HOW TO USE THIS FREE “5 WAYS TO LETTER DECEMBER” PRACTICE WORKSHEET?
- 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 December.
- The worksheet will be an instant download, and you can print it at home or a local printer store or library. You can 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. 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 dets, 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!
CALLIGRAPHY PRACTICE TIPS
As you’re using this calligraphy practice worksheet, keep in mind the tips below. These tips will make you make the most out of your practice. For more practice tips for beginners, check out this blog post and this other post will be helpful too.
- SUPER IMPORTANT: Slow down! Take your time when you’re practicing your calligraphy. Doing calligraphy is not meant to be fast. Going slow will help you get better letter forms and sharper strokes.
- Date your worksheets! This is a great way to see your improvement. Refer back to your older sheets often. Especially when you start to get into the comparison trap or when you think you haven’t improved in your calligraphy journey. We are our worst critics! And often forget to give us grace and celebrate our accomplishments, no matter how small they are.
- 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.
- Adjust your page and posture from time to time.
- Don’t forget to slow down! I know I’ve already said it. Throwing it at ya one more time, because I know we tend to forget