Calligraphy for Greeting Cards and Scrapbooking (Paperback)
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DescriptionThis title includes numerous decorative and instructive illustrations plus detailed step-by-step instructions. It features a gallery providing ideas for personal designs. This beautiful and inspirational book teaches adults and older children the skills needed to write calligraphically in a range of modern and traditional styles, suitable for every greeting card and scrapbooking purposes. Practical information is given on creating pleasing layouts for wording and pages, adding written inserts into cards and attaching lettering written on separate layers of paper and card. Embossing, printing with carved erasers, linocut lettering and other techniques for creative lettering are also explained.
- Published: 01 June 2012
- Format: Paperback 176 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781861088826 ISBN 10: 1861088825
- Sales rank: 47,205
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Reviews for Calligraphy for Greeting Cards and Scrapbooking
Review by My Sister
This review was written by my sister, who doesn't have a computer. She asked me to submit it for her.
Any beautiful craft book may awake the desire to create something special. A detailed how-to beginning with the basics may provide the confidence to do it. To find both the inspiration and the knowhow in one book is irresistible. This is not only the most attractive calligraphy book I've seen, it is also the only one that has answered my dumb questions (why do the folds in my cards look so amateurish?), solved my recurrent problems (how can I kick-start a pen in which the ink has dried?) and even demonstrated how to rescue - stunningly - a piece of calligraphy whose spacing I've bungled.
The basic alphabets are not merely illustrated, they are explained. From step-by-step photos I've learned how to make those stylish flourishes at the end of words. How to choose pens, or make my own from bamboo or balsa wood, how to write on a curve, make engraved letters, pop-up letters - and even how to avoid postal damage to a delicate card. (Did you know that posted letters are usually sorted through rollers?) All this in a book whose every page is a small masterpiece of design on its own subtly patterned or colour-washed background.
A marvellous gift, but do buy two copies because you won't be able to bring yourself to give it away.
Anne Heazlewood - Tasmania. by Sally Odgers
- Top review
Have Fun With Creative Calligraphy
Peter Taylor's 'Calligraphy for Greeting Cards and Scrapbooking' is a beautiful book which provides wonderful examples, teaches the reader how to achieve great results and will inspire anyone interested in using calligraphy with cards or scrapbooking.
The instructions are clear, the illustrations are beautiful and creative images of completed work are sure to inspire. There is something in this book for everyone: the beginner who is developing skills and the experienced calligrapher. Best of all, this is a book that says: have fun and be creative.
Maggie by MARGARET WARNER