3 Easy Steps to Calligraphy

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I’m LOVING the calligraphy trend that’s been happening! I’ve seen and read all about so many different ways to achieve the calligraphy look. I have put together the simplest way to SLAY calligraphy.

The most popular version of calligraphy I’ve seen going around is a blend of print and cursive. The second someone here’s the word calligraphy they may get intimidated by it.

This is were my interpretation on this trend is a tad different than the rest. Really, there is one basic rule of thumb to calligraphy and transforming your personal handwriting into something more artsy. Though, if I am being honest, (and I am) I believe the curlier and whimsical your handwriting is, the more calligraphy-like result you will get. But enough with the talk, lets get down to basics.

First, it’s all about your writing utensil. Many people I have read about use a number of different types of pens. Personally, I like to use Paper Mate Marker Pens:

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Once you have chosen a utensil, here’s the easy 3 step method you need to do! (You’re only tweaking one thing about your handwriting so one could argue its only one step, but that’s enough over thinking for me.. let’s move on)

This is were my “3 step method” comes into play:

1. Write out your word

2. Make your down-strokes wider by adding a secondary line

3. Fill in the widened area

Here’s a visual:

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And voila!

This is the most BASIC way of explaining how to do fake calligraphy.

Now that you’re a enlightened and have this 3 step method to fake calligraphy, you can go wild and play around with different fonts and designs of your liking!

Also, (off topic here) my blog is still in huge reconstruction and this is my only post I have on here at the moment (getting a fresh start). There isn’t much to look around at on here just yet, but just you wait! Exciting things coming and I’m SOO excited to revamp my website and blog again!!

xo, Alexis

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