Master Modern Calligraphy and Show Off Your Skills with Amazing Projects
Learn the art of calligraphy with this approachable, inspiring step-by-step guide. Calligraphy is the key to creating stunning, customized cards, gorgeous hand-addressed envelopes, personalized stationery, unique gift wrap and more. Renowned calligraphy designer and instructor Karla Lim breaks down the complex craft into simple steps so you can get amazing professional results in your cards and gifts, while also enjoying this meditative process. With worksheets right in the book, you can practice forming and connecting letters in a variety of sophisticated modern calligraphy styles. Karla’s practice plan makes it easy to get comfortable with the essential tools and techniques before moving on to create personalized projects with your new skill.
Add a special touch to your next event with an elegant handwritten menu and place cards. Get creative with inspiring gifts like a memory shadow box and a botanical calendar. Karla also covers the basics of digitizing calligraphy, making it easy to share your creations with friends and family, and to connect with the exciting lettering and calligraphy community online. Packed with essential tips and inspiring project ideas, this book has everything you need to get started and get creative with calligraphy.
“Karla elevates ordinary materials into extraordinary works of art with her creative, elegant calligraphy. Her fearless experimentation with modern styles is an inspiration!”
—Lindsey Bugbee, creator of The Postman’s Knock
“There is no detail left undone in this amazing book. It is laid out perfectly with easy step-by-step instructions, and the fun projects are the best part. Brilliant!”
—Suzanne Cunningham, calligrapher and teacher
“Karla has been and continues to be the most influential calligrapher in the wedding industry. This in-depth book combines her creative crafting skills and impeccable aesthetic, and offers budding calligraphers a unique chance to hone their skills from the comfort of their homes.”
—Joy Proctor, founder of Joy Proctor Design
“This thoughtfully laid-out book will be a catalyst for countless aspiring calligraphers as they wield the pen and explore the art of beautiful writing.”
—Jake Weidmann, Master Penman