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A "font" of information on lettering styles! The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with personal handwriting skills. Author Joanne Sharpe shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artworkâ€"whether it be a journal, canvas art, or other projects that use text. After an overview of Joanne's favorite tools and surfaces, take a peek into Joanne's personal lettering journal to discover how you too can collect inspiration, hone your lettering skills, and tap into your natural creativity. Joanne then demonstrates twenty art techniques for creating a variety of lettering styles using many different tools. She provides you with fifteen basic alphabets, ranging from simple pen-and-ink renditions to increasingly elaborated texts that reference calligraphy, vintage fonts, and doodle art, among other styles. Joanne also teaches you how to turn prosaic lettering into page art itself, merging text into illustration, or ornamenting words with decorative drawings.

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Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Joanne Sharpe
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2014-03-17
File: 136 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781620335178

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Offers information on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork using your personal handwriting skills.

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Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Joanne Sharpe
Publisher: Interweave
Release: 2014-03-17
File: 136 Pages
ISBN-13: 1620330741

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*Learn a variety of machine and hand stitching techniques to embellish mixed media art projects and custom quilting projects *Step-by-step guidance shows artists how to achieve desired results before using these techniques in their own original art *Joanne Sharpe is Interweave's top-selling author of 2014! Her book The Art of Whimsical Lettering has sold more than 32,000 copies since it released in February

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Genre: Mixed media (Art)
Author: Joanne Sharpe
Publisher: Interweave Press
Release: 2016
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 1632502054

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DESIGNS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ORNAMENTAL FONTS AND FLOURISHES THAT CREATE EXQUISITE HAND-LETTERED WORKS OF ART Learn the art of hand-lettering. This step-by-step workbook teaches you how to craft pretty letters and flowers of all sorts. Use your newfound botanical lettering skills to make cards, wedding invitations, banners, tags, paper bouquets and other fun projects.

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Genre: Art
Author: Bethany Robertson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2015-11-10
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781612435176

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Create uniquely artful words with secrets from Joanne Sharpe! Joanne Sharpe--author of the popular book The Art of Whimsical Lettering--has gathered together 55 of her favorite hand-drawn alphabets for this light-hearted collection. Follow simple illustrated steps to replicate each style...no lengthy instructions or extensive practice required. Any "imperfections" only add to their charm! Try your hand at letterforms inspired by feathers, flowers, postage stamps, vintage type, doodles, taxi cabs, chalkboards and more. Equally exciting are the variety of media used, from colored pencils and markers to paints and inks. Looking to add an artful touch to the world around you? These letters are perfect for personalizing anything from family calendars and daily planners to wall art, art journals, cards and one-of-a-kind gifts. You can even use the techniques and inspiration in this book to invent completely original alphabets of your own. With this A to Z guide, there's no limit to the statements you can make! * Awesome alphabets--55 in all, ranging from basic block and stick letters to fanciful illustrated fonts * Beginner-friendly instructions--Each alphabet is broken down into just a few simple steps * Creative variety of tools and media--pens, markers, brushes, inks, paints, colored pencils, fountain pens, cardstock and much more

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Genre: Alphabets
Author: Joanne Sharpe
Publisher: North Light Books
Release: 2018
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781440353062

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Genre: Design
Author: Megan Wells
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Release: 2018-08-01
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781441325709

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Provides step-by-step instructions for lettering from top artists, including advice on the best tools, techniques and tips, and font samples.

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Genre: Art
Author: Jenny Doh
Publisher: Lark Books
Release: 2013
File: 143 Pages
ISBN-13: 1454704004

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Are you a curious hand lettering beginner or long-time enthusiast looking to take your craft to the next level? Or are you a DIY guru or event planner wishing to breathe new life into a boring gift, event signage, or party décor? Extraordinary Hand Lettering opens your eyes to the endless possibilities in the world of creative lettering, showing you how to work with types of surfaces, such as wood, glass and acrylic, chalk, and even mirrors. First, learn the simple tools and tricks of hand lettering essentials—cursive and basic typefaces, creating balance and composition, and how to draw letters, as well as secret tips on what words you should choose to spotlight or shadow. Then, discover the lettering potentials of everyday items by transforming household objects or discarded items, such as old vintage mirrors, jewelry, and furniture, into a customized gift, unique decoration, quirky art piece, or stunning signage—all with the right lettering and choice of pen, pencil, or marker. For all DIY art-and-crafters, homemakers, and small business entrepreneurs, lettering is a versatile and necessary skill that can repurpose the old into something that is new, beautiful, and functional. Finally, draw inspirations from twelve whimsical projects suited for the girlie girl, the sophisticated man, or the modern minimalist. Combine the art of lettering and upcycling crafts to bring beauty into your everyday lifestyle.

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Genre: Art
Author: Doris Wai
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2017-11-07
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781510721920

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Say it with chalk! Learn the art of hand-drawn chalk lettering from an Etsy superstar in a book complete with chalkboards! Ubiquitous at boutiques and cafés, on Etsy and Pinterest, in stationery and home decor, the art of chalk lettering is hotter than ever. Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout, teaches us everything we need to know to create gorgeous hand-drawn chalk designs. In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, and add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted to ribbon to “vintage circus.” Use banners, borders, flourishes. And finally, 12 projects to show off your newfound skills, including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to text friends and family; a one-of-a-kind party invitation to create, photograph, and mail; and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcake! The book is also a practice space, with three foldout “chalkboards”—the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with blackboard paper.

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Genre: Design
Author: Valerie McKeehan
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Release: 2015-10-06
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780761187042

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Hand lettering and applique take center stage as you make projects with a message. Turn your handwriting into artistic lettering and fill your projects with fun messages. In this creative class, you will learn how to transform your personal handwriting into stylized, artistic lettering and turn them into applique pieces that will add a personal touch to your projects. Do all of this without the use of a commercial pattern so the finished product will be an original work of art-designed by you! Joanne Sharpe shows how to make a lettering journal to begin your journey of playing with letters in your own handwriting to turn them into artistic designs. Then she shows how to use simple imagery to add interest and enhance the message. Turn all of this into applique pieces and sew them to a background fabric using simple stitches on your sewing machine. The result is an original pattern that is completely personalized by you! This process is perfect for creating that special gift for a wedding, new baby, for the graduate, or for expressing a thought or saying that is meaningful to you. Whimsical Letters in Fabric DVD is the perfect solution for taking the class without having a computer, it makes a wonderful gift, and it is great to have on hand as a hard copy-even if you have taken or plan to take the online class. Run Time: 94 minutes

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Author: Joanne Sharpe
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Release: 2016-11-22
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1683390695

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