Learn 5 ways to letter January, plus get access to a Free Lettering Worksheet! I’ll show you how to write January in several ways to help you improve your lettering skills and have fun while practicing.
5 WAYS TO LETTER JANUARY + FREE LETTERING PRACTICE WORKSHEET
New month, New Year, new decade!!! What? here we are already!
The 5 ways to letter ____ (insert word here) worksheet is back. I love creating these worksheets. It has been so much fun to practice and see you practicing along with me.
I didn’t quite start this “5 Ways to Letter the Months” in January last year, 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 JANUARY 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.
WATCH THE 5 WAYS TO LETTER JANUARY VIDEO HERE: THEN GET YOUR FREE WORKSHEET TO START PRACTICING!
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SUPPLIES I RECOMMEND FOR THIS “5 WAYS TO LETTER JANUARY”
FREE PRACTICE WORKSHEET
These are the supplies I recommend to use this and any other of my worksheets:
- Brush Pens: I designed these worksheets for small tip brush pens in mind. Here are a few I recommend:
- Monoline pen: you can use any regular pen for the Faux Calligraphy part of the worksheet. I prefer the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, which I use for my everyday writing.
- My FREE 5 Ways to Letter January Worksheet. This one is optional but highly recommended, so you can start practicing the right way.
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 JANUARY” 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 enter the library here. Once you’re there, select the practice sheet you’d like to download. For this tutorial, select the: 5 Ways to Letter January.
- 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.
- Once you’re ready to print, set your printer scaling to “Fit Page.”
- Now 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 letterforms 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