Calligraphy for Greeting Cards and ScrapbookingPaperback
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- Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 208mm x 274mm x 14mm | 640g
- Publication date: 1 June 2012
- Publication City/Country: East Sussex
- ISBN 10: 1861088825
- ISBN 13: 9781861088826
- Edition: Annotated
- Edition statement: annotated edition
- Illustrations note: full colour throughout, 278 photographs, 138 illustrations
- Sales rank: 49,176
This 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.
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Peter Taylor learned papermaking, printmaking and bookbinding at art colleges, and then the craft of calligraphy from many of the world's finest practitioners, including 'The Queen's Scribe', Donald Jackson. He emigrated to Australia in 1982 and is now recognized as one of Australia's best and most creative calligraphers. With books selling in the UK, Asia and elsewhere, his reputation as an expert has grown in other countries, too.
By Sally Odgers 24 Jan 2013
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 MARGARET WARNER 01 Jun 2012
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.