Any simple phrase looks so much better with a bit of calligraphy…the thick and thin cursive style simply looks awesome on cards, gifts, etc.
So here is a little guide on how to ‘cheat’ calligraphy (though to be fair, it’s not technically ‘cheating’, it’s just doing it without a traditional dip pen!).
What you’ll need
- A pen (the one on the picture is a Pilot G2 but any pen will do!)
How to make it
- Write out your phrase in the best cursive you can…but do not worry if it doesn’t look exactly like that as this technique works with virtually any connected letters.
- Draw lines to accentuate the downstrokes (remember: downstroke occurs when your hand moves downward to create part of a letter). With the “a”, for example, that first curve down on the left is a downstroke, then you swoop up to the right, and down again for the right leg of the “a”.
- Once you’ve done all the downstrokes, fill the lines in, as started here:
- Et voilà!