Congratulations FREE lettering worksheet! Get access to today’s free sheet by filling out the form at the end of this blog post. If you already have access to my Resource Library, it’s available there too!
Recently, I asked my Vial Design Insiders (if you’re not one yet, make sure you get amongst them here) what was something they were struggling with regards to their calligraphy journey and what was something they’d like to see more in my blog. One of the things that kept coming up was to learn how to letter phrase or sentiments so they could make cards!
Since practicing new words is a great way to improve your lettering and calligraphy, I want to help you do just that! That’s why I created this FREE Congratulations worksheet you can use to get your practice going.
If you’ve been struggling or have been wanting to learn something new about calligraphy, you can let me know by filling out this short survey.
CONGRATULATIONS FREE LETTERING WORKSHEET
I chose Congratulations as the word for these Free Calligraphy worksheet because Graduation Season is coming up and I know you’ll be glad you know how to letter this word. Also, knowing how to letter congratulations is great because you can create a handmade card for any other occasion when a “Congrats” is in order.
Today’s FREE practice worksheet will be in resource library as well, and you can get access to it by filling out the form at the end of this blog post.
SUPPLIES I RECOMMEND FOR THIS FREE PRACTICE WORKSHEET
- Paper: I recommend HP Premium32 Paper because if of 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 Pen (Small Tip): I designed these worksheets with the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tipin mind, which are the pens I recommend them for beginners. The Tombow Fudenosuke also come in a soft tip and different colors, so you have different options to choose from.
- Monoline pen: The Faux Calligraphy part of the worksheet can be done with any regular pen. I prefer the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, which I use for my everyday writing. Or the Tombo MONO drawing pens.
For a complete list of supplies I recommend for beginners in brush pen calligraphy, make sure to check this blog post.
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: Congratulations FREE Practice Worksheet.
- The worksheet will be an instant download, and you can print it at home or a local printer store or library. I use this laser printer. (This printer is black and white. But it was cheap and it’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: to 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!
After using my FREE Congratulations Lettering Worksheet, you’ll be able to create cards like these:
You can use any of the three different lettering styles I show you on the practice sheet to create your Congratulations Cards!
WANT MORE FREE PRACTICE SHEETS?
Make sure to check this blog posts or head over to the Resource Library:
- 5 Ways to letter March
- 5 Ways to letter April
- 3 Ways to letter I Love You
- Faux Calligraphy Worksheets for lowercase, uppercase, numbers, and symbols.
- Days of the Week Calligraphy Tutorial
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. Use the hashtag #vd_tutorials or #vialdesigns_blog. Don’t forget to tag me on @VialDesigns (on Instagram) or Vial Designs on (Facebook) so I can see your work.
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