Learn Hand Lettering with Simply Lettering Magazine: Tips, Templates And Step-By-Step Projects

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If you want to learn hand lettering from scratch or improve your skills in a simple and practical way, then new magazine Simply Lettering has got you covered. I was super excited to learn about the launch of this new lettering magazine. When it arrived in my mailbox I couldn’t wait to dive in.

Simply Lettering magazine and free brush lettering pens
Issue 1of Simply Lettering magazine includes a free brush lettering starter set!

Brush Pens and Templates to help you learn hand lettering.

Issue 1 of the brand new magazine, Simply Lettering comes with two beautiful duo tip brush pens. Plus a booklet of Lettering Practice Sheets and templates. So even if you are a complete lettering beginner, and don’t own any lettering equipment, you’ll be able to start practising the brush strokes straight away.

Simply Lettering Brush Lettering Starter Set
Receive a Brush Lettering Starter Set with Issue 1 Simply Lettering!

The Brush Lettering Starter Set, included with Issue 1, comes with two dual-ended brush pens. The large brush nib is perfect for making bold modern brush lettering strokes, while the smaller bullet nib is ideal for refining lettering and adding doodles. Both a black and a light grey pen are included. These are a perfect pair for making strokes in black and adding dimensional shadow effects in light grey.

If you love these pens (trust me, you will!) and can’t wait to grow your brush pen collection, check out the huge selection on offer at CraftStash. Two of my favourites are Tombow brush pens and Faber Castel Pitt Artist pens.

Hand lettering project: 3 Ways With Shadows

Simply Lettering is packed with gorgeous inspiration and practical projects to help you learn hand lettering. One of my favourite projects is Milly from Blink Lettering’s 3 Ways With Shadows.

Brush Lettering with shadows on cards
Simply Lettering Greeting Cards project: learn hand lettering with shadows

Milly shares three different techniques for adding shadows to your lettering. You can apply them to make gorgeous hand-lettered greeting cards. Templates are included with Simply Lettering to make it even easier to learn hand lettering using Milly’s shadow techniques.

Learn colour blending

Hand lettered quote cards
Learn how to hand letter using colour blending to achieve stunning results.

Another project in Simply Lettering that I love is Colour Blending. This ‘Masterclass’ includes step-by-step instructions for achieving stunning results with colour blending using Watercolour Inks, Two-Tone Pen Colours and Coloured Pencils. All of the materials needed for each are listed. Plus, lettering templates to trace are included with the magazine. I can’t wait to get my hands on some Chameleon Pencils and try the colour blending technique with them!

Chameleon Coloured Pencils Set
Chameleon Pencils are ideal for colour blending when hand lettering.

Quick and easy faux calligraphy

If you’re not ready to dive straight into traditional calligraphy or brush lettering yet, there’s a gorgeous Faux Calligraphy project to try. I often create lettering using faux calligraphy in my bullet journal. It’s a great way to experiment. Often lettering can be created more easily and quickly with faux calligraphy.

Gift tags decorated with faux calligraphy
Learn how to create gorgeous faux calligraphy in Simply Lettering Magazine.
Journal page with hand-lettered quote
Learn how to hand-letter and add quotes to your bullet journal!

Simply Lettering Magazine has projects for everyone from journaling lovers, to crafters and artists. Whether you’re a beginner or a hand-lettering pro, you’ll find tons of tips, tricks and inspiration. Simply Lettering has everything you need to start your hand-lettering journey, build a collection of tools and resources, and grow your lettering skills.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried a project from Simply Lettering magazine.

Happy hand lettering!

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