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.
This lettering series of FREE calligraphy practice sheets with the months of the year are available on my resource library.
Get access to my FREE resource library by filling out the form at the end of this blog post.
HOW TO LETTER OCTOBER IN 5 DIFFERENT WAYS?
- Bounce Calligraphy style
- Flourished Calligraphy
- Block lettering Style.
By writing the same words in different ways, you’ll improve your lettering skills. In turn, it will help you 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 essential to make sure your lettering doesn’t look like anyone else. There will be some similarities, but you want your style to be unique.
SUPPLIES I RECOMMEND FOR THIS 5 WAYS TO LETTER OCTOBER
FREE PRACTICE WORKSHEET
Having the right tools to practice calligraphy is essential. You don’t need anything expensive or fancy to start. But make sure you’re using the right tools to help you avoid frustration:
These are the supplies I recommend to use with any of my worksheets:
- Paper. I recommend HP Premium32 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.
- Brush Pens: I designed these worksheets for small tip brush pens mind. Here are a few I recommend:
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 OCTOBER
” 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 October.
- 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
- 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.
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