Words to Live By
I love anything that encourages pretty handwriting! Lettering is such a fun trend. It's looser than calligraphy, often whimsical and full of swirls. There are loads of project ideas in here with step-by-photos and clear instructions. The artist can doodle right in this book or use a sketchpad to work out their designs. It's a nice mix of technique and instruction leaving plenty of room for creativity. While most ideas use markers on paper, there are also fun 3D projects like the coffee mugs using permanent markers and letter art using twigs or silk flower petals. There are watercolor projects, painted rocks, and even inspiration for a slice of wood! In the back are pages you can actually color or simply use as templates for your original lettered art. This book, along with a set of colored brush markers, 90# sketch pad, black permanent markers (Sharpie to fine point) and a good art eraser would be a perfect kit for an artsy child. 8.5" x10", 125 pgs, pb. ~Sara
With step-by-step, hand-lettering lessons and spectacularly illustrated coloring pages, artists of any age can create beautiful works of letter art.
Words to Live By is a unique combination of inspirational quotes, hand-lettering tips and techniques, and fun coloring pages. With easy step-by-step lessons in the art of hand lettering and illustration, artists of any age can learn to create beautiful works of letter art. Also included are 24 inspirational perforated coloring pages that can be personalized and displayed, framed, or given as gifts.