The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering
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The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering : Create & Develop Your Own Style

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In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted to ribbon to "vintage circus." Use banners, borders, flourishes. And finally, 12 projects to show off your newfound skills: including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to text friends and family; a one-of-a-kind party invitation to create, photograph, and mail; and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcake!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 215 x 254 x 18mm | 926g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 500 Illustrations, color
  • 0761186115
  • 9780761186113
  • 24,434

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Say It with Chalk

In more than 60 lessons learn the art of hand-drawn chalk lettering from an Etsy superstar. Then show off your newfound skills and create your own unique look.
Master your ABCs, from basic letterforms--serif, sans serif, and script--to fun lettering styles like Bubble, Spooky, and Vintage Circus.Discover how to play with chalk dust to add shadows and dimensions; how to illustrate borders, banners, frames; and how to embellish with flourishes, laurels, hearts, and arrows.From basic tools and tips (how to sharpen a stick of chalk, how to prep a blackboard) to a dozen inspiring projects, it's a complete guide to the playful art of chalk lettering.
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"We've all had handwriting envy before, but Valerie McKeehan teaches us how to up our decorative doodle skills in her chalk lettering book. Follow the steps and your letters will be swooping, swashing, and stroking in no time!" -Justine

"In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally)..." -Sweet Paul We ve all had handwriting envy before, but Valerie McKeehan teaches us how to up our decorative doodle skills in her chalk lettering book. Follow the steps and your letters will be swooping, swashing, and stroking in no time! Justine

In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) Sweet Paul




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About Valerie McKeehan

Chalkboard artist and hand letterer Valerie McKeehan has been drawing and illustrating since childhood. Her passion for commercial; art began simply and without pretense: producing hand-lettering signs for her father's business. Drawn to the simplicity of chalk and nostalgia that it inpspires, she opened her online chalkboard boutique, Lily and Val, in 2012. Whimsical and undeniably handcrafted, her designs are honest and authentic, at home with their imperfections and unique character. Working out of her home studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at a desk constructed by her husband, she lovingly creates peach piece entirely by hand, from sketch to slate, illustrating inspirational quotations or simply depicting everyday subjects that inspire her work like coffee and cooking. Valerie's work has been featured in many publications and noteworthy blogs including: Country Living.com. Buzz Feed, Life & Style, and many more.
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